Accession of The MARITIME CONSULTING Group to the United Nations Global Compact



Accession

MARITIME CONSULTING adheres to the United Nations Global Compact, pledging to gradually implement in its daily activities the Ten Universal Principles on which the Pact is based, communicating to its stakeholders, with total transparency and objectivity, the progress made in this process.


United Nations

Thus, MARITIME CONSULTING has sent to H.E. Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, his Letter of Accession supporting the Ten Principles of the Global Compact on Human Rights, Labor Rights, the Environment and the Fight against Corruption.


Commitment

By means of this communication, MARITIME CONSULTING expresses its intention to ensure these values within its sphere of influence. Committing to make the Global Compact and its Principles part of the strategy, culture and daily actions of the company; To engage in cooperative projects that contribute to the broader United Nations Development Goals, in particular the Sustainable Development Goals; To communicate this commitment in a timely manner to the parties concerned and to the general public; The annual submission of a Communication on Progress (COP) describing the efforts of MARITIME CONSULTING to implement the Ten Principles; And to support any specialized platform of the Global Compact that MARITIME CONSULTING can join later.



Progress

Also supporting transparency and accountability, MARITIME CONSULTING undertakes to report annual progress, as indicated by the Global Compact COP policy, which includes:

  • A statement signed by the CEO expressing his continued support for the Global Compact and the renewal of MARITIME CONSULTING’s ongoing commitment to the initiative and its principles.
  • A description of the practical measures that MARITIME CONSULTING has taken or plans to carry out to implement the principles of the Global Compact in each of the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment, Fight against Corruption.
  • A measurement of the results, ie the degree to which the objectives and performance indicators are met, and other qualitative or quantitative measures of the results.


The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact

Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principled approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Responsible businesses enact the same values and principles wherever they have a presence, and know that good practices in one area do not offset harm in another. By incorporating the Global Compact principles into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.

The UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles are derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.


Human Rights

Principle 1

Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and

Principle 2

make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


Labour

Principle 3

Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

Principle 4

the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;

Principle 5

the effective abolition of child labour; and

Principle 6

the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


Environment

Principle 7

Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

Principle 8

undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and

Principle 9

encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


ANTI-CORRUPTION

Principle 10

Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.





Therefore MARITIME CONSULTING recommends its partners to adhere to the United Nations Global Compact: www.unglobalcompact.org, and to report on the progress made in this regard.


TRANSPARENCY AND ETHICS

MARITIME CONSULTING considers Transparency, Integrity and Business Ethics as a fundamental basis for maintaining sustainable commercial relations, and therefore undertakes to develop its business and professional activities in accordance with the legislation in force in each of the places where they are developed, observing a high ethical behavior.

Therefore MARITIME CONSULTING expects its suppliers, contractors and partners: (i) To respect the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which they operate; (ii) Do not engage in unethical practices or conduct, which, even without violating the law, may harm the reputation of MARITIME CONSULTING; (iii) Do not participate in actions that compromise or jeopardize legality and fundamental Ethical Principles; (iv) Are transparent and complete in all financial, commercial or business information that they issue; (v) Respect the principles of confidentiality; (vi) Have the necessary means to guarantee the privacy of the personal data to which they have access in the exercise of their activity; (vii) Comply with the highest standards of Ethical and Moral conduct, refraining from engaging in practices involving corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

MARITIME CONSULTING recommends its employees to have their own policies and codes of conduct that guide behavior in accordance with these fundamental ethical principles.


Ethical Channel

MARITIME CONSULTING has an Ethical Channel, through which it will be possible to communicate any irregular practice related to the non-compliance or violation of the behaviors included in this document: ethical-channel@maritimeconsulting.es, where they can also contact and resolve any doubt.