MSC signs the principles of the United Nations Global Compact for a sustainable ocean
As announced by the UN Global Compact at the UN Ocean Conference this week in Lisbon, Portugal, MSC joined over 150 stakeholders to sign the Compact’s Sustainable Ocean Principles United Nations world.
MSC said the company has long supported and complemented the ten principles of the UN Global Compact on human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption, across all of its operations.
The Sustainable Ocean Principles provide a framework for responsible business practices across all ocean and geographic sectors covering ocean health and productivity, governance and engagement and data and transparency, MSC said.
The world depends on a healthy, productive and resilient ocean for food security, climate change mitigation and economic livelihoods. Climate change, overfishing, pollution and unsustainable and inequitable development harm the health of the oceans and seas.
A collaborative approach for healthy oceans
As a committed global leader in the shipping and logistics industry, MSC recognizes the collective responsibility of businesses to assess their impact on the ocean, protect ocean health and take action for ocean sustainability, which for the company is a strategic imperative and a business priority.
Stefania Lallai, VP Sustainability, MSC’s Cargo Division, said: “The oceans play a vital role in the health of our blue planet, producing half of the world’s oxygen and regulating our climate.
“By signing the Sustainable Ocean Principles, we are joining other blue economy businesses to help build a sustainable blue economy.”
MSC joins the Smart Maritime Network
As a member of the UNGC Ocean Stewardship Coalition and the Maritime Just Transition Task Force, MSC believes in working with a variety of partners to have an impact beyond its own operations.
These collaborative platforms are part of the MSC’s sustainability roadmap in response to the changing landscape and efforts to address the complex set of global challenges facing the world today, leveraging strategic alliances through the maritime ecosystem to protect and restore the health of the oceans.
Sanda Ojiambo, Under-Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer of the UN Global Compact, said: “This commitment by 150 blue economy companies shows the willingness of the private sector to support SDG 14.
“Healthy and productive oceans depend on all actors to do their part. I am encouraged that these companies are committed to integrating ocean health into their corporate strategies.
The United Nations Ocean Conference and the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science (2021-2030) are a constant reminder of the importance of the role of the maritime industry in the health of our oceans and the establishment of supply chains. resilient and sustainable supplies.
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