MACN wins Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award 2015
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) winner of the second annual TRACE Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award for its efforts to create an industry wide compliance culture through collective action.
TRACE is a leading global anti-bribery standard setting organisation and selected the winner of the Innovation in Anti-Bribery Compliance Award judged on four criteria: 1) creativity, 2) context and sustainability, 3) alignment with business goals and 4) applicability to the compliance community at large.
J. Lauritzen has been actively involved with MACN since the early stages in 2011. Today, we participate in the network alongside more than 35 other representatives from the shipping industry. ”Our participation in MACN is based on our experience that corporate policies can not lift the anti-corruption challenges we face alone. To ensure sustainable progress we need to collaborate across the industry”, says Jan Kastrup-Nielsen, President & CEO, J. Lauritzen, and continues “Our participation in MACN is not only enriching our own anti-corruption programme, it is also contributing to the identification and mitigation of root causes of corruption in the maritime industry”.
About TRACE International
TRACE International is a non-profit business association with a mission to advance commercial transparency worldwide by supporting the compliance efforts of multinational companies and their third party intermediaries.
About the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network
J. Lauritzen actively participates in the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) together with various representatives from the shipping sector. MACN is a global business network working towards its vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large. MACN Members promote good corporate practice in the maritime industry for tackling bribes, facilitation payments, and other forms of corruption by adopting the MACN Anti-Corruption Principles, communicating progress on implementation, sharing best practices and creating awareness of industry challenges.
MACN also collaborates with key stakeholders, including governments, authorities, and international organisations, to identify and mitigate the root causes of corruption in the maritime industry.