Improving the maritime industry’s long-term sustainability performance requires cooperation at a national and international level. MSC builds and maintains strong and reliable relationships with public and private stakeholders, states, non-governmental organizations and other relevant business partners in order to reinforce its sustainability commitment.
- Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG)
A business-to-business leadership initiative involving major cargo carriers, which is dedicated to improving the environmental performance of marine container transport and promoting responsible shipping.
MSC is actively involved in CCWG which, among other measures, reports and evaluates performance data in marine container transport.
The United for Wildlife Buckingham Palace Declaration aims to combat the illegal trade in endangered animals by breaking the transportation link between suppliers and buyers.
By signing the Buckingham Palace Declaration, MSC commits to: encouraging zero-tolerance on illegal wildlife trade; improving systems of detection; sharing information on suspicious activities related to wildlife; supporting customs and other enforcement agencies; raising awareness among clients and staff about the wildlife trafficking and its consequences; promoting and encouraging stakeholder within the transport sector to sign up the declaration.
- Global maritime energy eﬀiciency partnership
Since 2017, MSC is one of the founding members of the Global Industry Alliance (GIA), within the framework of the GloMEEP (Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships) project under the auspices of the IMO (International Maritime Organization), UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and GEF (The Global Environment Facility), a new partnership of maritime industry leaders focused on supporting the industry’s transition to a low-carbon future.
- Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)
A global business network composed of maritime industry leaders working together towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption.
MACN allows MSC to collaborate with other shipping lines to share best practices and develop strategies to tackle corruption in the maritime sector and, more specifically, within the container shipping industry.
A globally recognised, non-profit anti-bribery association.
TRACE membership helps companies operating globally to conduct business ethically and in compliance with the US Foreign Corrupt Practises Act, UK Bribery Act and other anti-bribery legislation, all while remaining competitive.
- Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)
Created under the umbrella of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to raise awareness of the economic and social harm generated by counterfeiting and piracy activities and their potential risks to the health and safety of consumers.
Members of BASCAP advocate for the adoption, enforcement and protection of brand holders’ intellectual property (IP) rights before local, national and international authorities. BASCAP has also been dealing with cross-cutting issues, including the links between the production and selling of counterfeit goods and other criminal activities such as drug smuggling, terrorism, child labour and prostitution.
A non-profit medical organisation, which uses hospital vessels to deliver free world-class health services to vulnerable populations living in the developing world.
MSC’s support for Mercy Ships goes back to 2011. By providing free transportation of medical equipment, MSC helps Mercy Ships to reallocate a significant portion of its logistics budget to the life-saving medical procedures and training programmes it provides.
An Italian marine conservation association founded in 1985 that works worldwide for biodiversity conservation, sustainable development and the enhancement and promotion of marine protected areas, combatting pollution and illegal fishing while promoting environmental education.
Since 2015, MSC Cruises and Marevivo have joined forces to increase environmental awareness among young people. Educational programmes include topics such as marine biodiversity, sustainable development and restoration of marine protected areas, as well as combatting pollution and illegal fishing.