Sustainability is an integral part of MSC’s business strategy, operations and culture.
Like other responsible companies, MSC is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative to align business strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
Our commitment to this initiative and our active participation in the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, driven by the private sector, are explained in MSC’s annual sustainability reporting.
Please click on the report icon to access the full MSC Sustainability Report 2016.
About the Report
MSC is a family company led by strong values and by its own philosophy, built up from over four decades of our owner and founder’s expertise in the shipping sector, as well as his care for people and the environment.
These core family values have a natural affinity with the UN Sustainable Development goals and they drive a holistic approach to business, which includes identifying and addressing social challenges and development gaps.
We are pleased to share this snapshot into our longstanding sustainable approach to business with governments, customers, business partners and any other interested parties.
Social Inclusive Approach
MSC seeks to alleviate poverty and ensuring a positive impact on local communities where we operate. We promote a wealth of career opportunities, whether through vocational training at sea or professional training in the office. We actively contribute to emergency and disaster relief initiatives.
MSC’s Commitment to the Environment
MSC invests extensively in new technologies and processes to ensure our environmental performance continually improves and was awarded the Greenest Ship of the Year award at the 2016 Green Shipping Awards.
Specifically, we strive for:
- Cleaner Seas: operating a modern fleet with reduced air emissions
- Cleaner Land: renovating and modernising port terminals, investing in rail services
- Cleaner Cargo: improving vessel capacity and efficiency of operations to reduce emissions per cargo ton carried
Marine and Wildlife Conservation
Among various marine wildlife protection initiatives, MSC is a signatory of the Buckingham Palace Declaration of the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce, committing to combat the illegal wildlife
Health & Safety
MSC seeks to provide employees with a safe and healthy environment. To ensure safe transit of vessels, cargo and crew, we have our own Dangerous & Sensitive Cargo Management System and a dedicated Weather Routing team.
Business Ethics and Protection of Human Rights
MSC does business in a fair, ethical and responsible manner. The MSC Code of Business Conduct, available on this page, reflects this commitment and sets forth the common standards of approved behavior that should guide MSC’s conduct in all its business dealings.