List of initiatives, principles and associations

The Wilhelmsen group supports a range of different initiatives, principles and associations worldwide through direct membership or compliment.


Initiative/principle/association  Details


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UN Global Compact The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
MACN The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) is a global business network promoting good corporate practice in the maritime industry for tackling bribes, facilitation payments, and other forms of corruption. Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA
ISO 14001 ISO 14001 sets the criteria for an environmental management system. Using 14001 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved. For example: Wilhelmsen Ship Management, EUKOR, Wilhelmsen Ship Services
 The Hong Kong Convention  The 2009 Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships aims to ensure that ships, when being recycled, do not pose any unnecessary risks to human health, safety or to the environment. The convention is yet to be ratified by the necessary 15 states, representing 40 percent of the world merchant shipping by gross tonnage. Our policy is that all vessels should be recycled in accordance with The Hong Kong Convention. Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA
 IMO Sub-committee PPR1 (Pollution Prevention and Response)  

The Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR), formerly BLG, considers matters related to the following subjects:


prevention and control of pollution of the marine environment from ships and other related maritime operations.

safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships.

evaluation of safety and pollution hazards of liquid substances in bulk transported by ships.

control and management of harmful aquatic organisms in ships' ballast water and sediments, and biofouling.

pollution preparedness, response and cooperation for oil and hazardous and noxious substances.

 Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) The FRAM Project is an industry initiative inviting shipping companies to voluntarily measure, report and verify CO2 emissions from their vessels, and use the resulting data and insights to become more energy efficient and environmentally conscious. Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA
International Life-saving Appliance Manufacturers' Association (ILAMA)  ILAMA plays a significant role in the international maritime and offshore oil and gas safety scene. By sharing its members’ views, experience and technical papers, ILAMA ensures that regulatory bodies and the International Maritime Organisation are aware of their collective concerns. Wilhelmsen Ships Service
IHMA (International Hazmat Association) IHMA ensures high quality IHM preparations by setting good quality standards and filling gaps of the current practices and international guidelines. A global network of highly motivated and experienced IHM experts is ensuring that this goal will be achieved and shipowners as well as ship recyclers will receive what they are looking for, affordable IHMs providing clear and reliable information on hazardous materials on board. Wilhelmsen Ship Management
ISRA (International Ship Recycling Association) ISRA is a platform for recyclers who have developed a quality standard based on requirements needed to protect environment and secure works safety during the recycling-process. Wilhelmsen Ship Management
WG5 The purpose of WG 5 is to make a contribution towards the Norwegian Ship owners Association`s environmental vision; “Zero harmful emissions to air and sea”, by accomplishment of relevant projects intended to demonstrate environmental effect in genuine applications.  Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA
The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) The association’s main objective is to facilitate the commercial operations of its members by means of developing standard contracts and clauses, and providing quality information, advice, and education. BIMCO promotes fair business practices, free trade and open access to markets and is a strong advocate for the harmonisation and standardisation of all shipping related activity. Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA
The Norwegian Shipowners' Association The Norwegian Shipowners' Association is an employer organization serving more than 160 companies in the field of Norwegian shipping and offshore contractor activities. The members are the core and driving force within the Norwegian maritime environment. The members of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association employ more than 55,000 seafarers and offshore workers from more than 50 different nations. Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA, Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA, Wilhelmsen Insurance Service 

World Shipping Council


The World Shipping Council is recognized as a respected advisor to industry and governments in the areas of trade, security and customs, and environment. The goal of the World Shipping Council is to provide a coordinated voice for their 26 members, representing approximately 90 percent of the global liner vessel capacity. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
 The Trident Alliance The Trident Alliance is a coalition of ship owners and operators with the mission to enforce maritime sulphur regulations. The strengths and attributes of the different members are used to drive various strategies to improve enforcement. WWL is a founding member of the alliance, and WWL’s vice president of environment, Roger Strevens, is the Chairman. Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Transparency International Norway (TI) Transparency International is a global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 100 chapters worldwide, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in governments, businesses and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA 
 Smart Maritime SFi Smart Maritime is a Norwegian Research Centre for improved energy efficiency and reduced harmful emissions from maritime transport. The center aims to enable the Norwegian maritime cluster to be world leading in environmentally friendly shipping by 2025. Wilh. Wilhelmsen
TRACE International TRACE International is a non-profit business association that pools resources to provide members with anti-bribeery compliance support. Wilhelmsen Ship Management