We have implemented strict requirements from suppliers to vessels regarding plastics and initiated an industry-wide roundtable on reducing plastics in vessel operations. We aim to influence the entire value chain towards a sustainable maritime trade. By increasing engagement with our suppliers and business partners we can impart our responsible stewardship values and business ethics.
Within the company, we work with suppliers who will comply with the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA) ACT Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC). The SCoC seeks to improve the economic, social and environmental sustainability of international shipping and marine industries and is aligned with the United Nations Guiding Principles on business and human rights.
We are committed to work with suppliers that has demonstrated compliance in our assessment process. Active engagement with suppliers to create a sustainable value chain for the maritime industry.
Audits were less than planned as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
Continued screening of new suppliers.
600 suppliers screened using the sustainability criteria with 8 audits completed.
Audits as per schedule as far as practicable.
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|Number of suppliers screened with sustainability criteria
|Number of supplier audits including sustainability criteria
|Within the company, we work with suppliers who will comply with the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA) ACT Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC). The SCoC seeks to improve the economic, social and environmental sustainability of international shipping and marine industries and is aligned with the United Nations Guiding Principles on business and human rights.
With restrictions applied and travel bans, onsite vendor audits were put on hold. Virtual and remote assessment and audit processes were then put in place and a lesser than planned number of audits were conducted in the last two quarters of 2020. The audits address quality, environmental, social and governance aspects, and a detailed focus on plastic waste.
In 2021, we will continue to engage with suppliers and apply sustainability criteria in screening of new suppliers and auditing of current suppliers where practicable.
Wilhelmsen Ship Management works with multiple stakeholders to prepare a framework for a greener maritime supply chain
Stricter vendor selection process
Wilhelmsen Ship Management vets all vendors on their viable plan to reduce plastic usage on products delivered to the company.Wilhelmsen Ship Management tightens vendors selection process to reduce plastic usage onboard
Wilhelmsen Ship Management leads roundtable discussions with major maritime industry players focusing on plastic packaging delivered onboard ships including means of disposal and recycling plastic waste.Major industry players pledged to reduce and reuse plastic in maritime supply chain
Sustainable and responsible procurement
Wilhelmsen Ship Management is committed to protecting the environment and doing business with ethically and socially responsible vendors.Global Procurement Services