Today it is a globally recognised expectation that businesses conduct their activities in a responsible manner. Indeed, many suppliers already adhere to their own codes of ethics or conduct, or have adopted the international shipping industry standard - the IMPA ACT Supplier Code of Conduct. However, the shipping industry has lacked a platform to showcase those suppliers provide high quality good and services without compromising on business ethics and responsibilities.
Sustainable Maritime Suppliers, or SMS, is a new premium maritime listing that allows respected and trusted ship suppliers to showcase their quality products and services by uploading all their credentials and compliance documents in one place.
SMS provides a one-stop-shop to upload for suppliers full certifications, approvals, and memberships in one spot. Instead of a back a forth of emails and documentation, suppliers are able to direct buyers to their SMS profile for a 'one-stop-shop' of how they are integrating responsible corporate governance and sustainability practices within their company.
It is also to perfect vehicle for suppliers to communicate their communicate their commitment and implementation of the IMPA ACT Supplier Code of Conduct. Working towards alignment with this international industry standard means that suppliers and buyers can avoid the 'code mania' of reporting on similar codes of conduct.
IMPA ACT is a Responsible Supply Chain Management Initiative of International Marine Purchasing Association that seeks to improve the economic, social and environmental sustainability of international shipping and marine industries. IMPA ACT Members are leading ship owning and managing companies that are committed to implementing the IMPA ACT Supplier Code of Conduct both within their company and through their supply chain.
SMS is the platform for IMPA ACT Members and the shipping industry to see the sustainability performance or current and future suppliers. Any supplier to the shipping industry is able to join the platform and 'build' their sustainability profile by uploading documents and policies, as well as communicating how their products can help their customers be more efficient and sustainable.
Boost Your Profile with a Premium Listing. Be recognised as a top ship supplier with a full premium listing that highlights your company
Boost Your Profile with a Premium Listing. Be recognised as a top ship supplier with a full premium listing that highlights your company,
SMS provides exclusive resources, webinars, and seminars to help suppliers improve their compliance and boost their profile with ship owners and managers.
SMS Premium Listings are automatically entered into the International Maritime Excellence Awards.