Responsible procurement

To actively manage and encourage suppliers to meet the highest standards of governance, to provide responsible stewardship for the environment and to provide decent employment conditions for their employees.

We aim to influence the entire value chain towards a sustainable maritime trade. We will start by increasing engagement with our suppliers and business partners by imparting our responsible stewardship values and business ethics.


Our Position

Our Efforts and Programmes


We are committed to create a sustainable supply chain and will only work with suppliers that shares the same value.

We are committed to work with suppliers that has demonstrated compliance in our assessment process. We actively engage with suppliers to create a sustainable value chain for the maritime industry.

Key numbers for Wilhelmsen Ship Management


  2019 2018 2017
Number of suppliers - approximate 2,701 2,224 1,870
Number of suppliers screened with sustainability criteria 644 450 n/a
Number of supplier audits including sustainability criteria 4 n/a n/a
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.

Wilhelmsen Ship Management works with multiple stakeholders to prepare a framework for a greener maritime supply chain