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The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network


MACN provides a unique platform for businesses across industries to contribute to the elimination of corrupt practices in the maritime industry.

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The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network


MACN provides a unique platform for businesses across industries to contribute to the elimination of corrupt practices in the maritime industry.

Latest News

UKFCO Funds Phase 2 of Collective Action in Indonesia

June 2016: BSR has received funding from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UKFCO) for the second phase of a collective action in Indonesia. Phase 2 will focus on improving transparency of container tracking in Port Tanjung Priok, and promoting a cashless system for Export Permits. MACN is preparing briefing materials for industry and a media event in Jakarta. If you would like to get involved, please contact us.

MACN Featured at OECD Integrity Forum

May 2016: MACN and BSR were proud partners of the OECD's Integrity Forum 2016. Entitled "Fighting the Hidden Tariff: The Global Trade without Corruption", the Integrity Forum gathered over a thousand participants in London to shape the anti-corruption debate. The Integrity Forum highlighted the importance of collective action, and singled out MACN as a successful example of building a knowledgebase and closing the gap between practice and theory. Read more

"Say No" Campaign Gains Ground in Egypt

April 2016: The pilot phase of the concerted "Say No" campaign, piloted by a number of MACN companies in the Suez Canal as part of a collective action launched on International Anti-Corruption Day in December 2015, ended recently. The campaign has decreased the frequency of demands for payments and has made it easier for captains to say no. Pilots are also reported to be less aggressive and more forthcoming. As a next step, MACN is preparing a full launch of the project.
 
Upcoming events

Save the date!

The next MACN full group members meeting will take place on November 9th - 10th, 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
If you are interested in joining as an observer, please contact us for more information!

Joining MACN

Getting more information

By participating in MACN collective action, you have a greater impact in alleviating a fundamental bottleneck of trade and development than acting alone.
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A Global Business Network


MACN is a global business network working towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large.

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A Global Business Network


MACN is a global business network working towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large.

Vision statement

A maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large.

Mission statement

To promote good corporate practice in the maritime industry for tackling bribes, facilitation payments and other forms of corruption by adopting the MACN Anti-Corruption Principles, communicating progress on implementation, sharing best practices and creating awareness of industry challenges. MACN also collaborates with key stakeholders, including governments, authorities and international organisations, in markets where corruption is prevalent to its membership, to identify and mitigate the root causes of corruption in the maritime industry.

Strategy

MACN’s strategy plan for 2014-2016 focuses on four key areas:
  • Collective Action
  • Tool Development
  • Best Practice Sharing
  • Raising Awareness
Each of the strategy focus areas are put into work streams where MACN members participate in delivering tangible results to the benefits of members and society.
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MACN's Work


MACN is comprised of like-minded companies dedicated to promoting compliance with anti-corruption laws and committed to the elimination of corrupt practices.

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MACN's Work


MACN is comprised of like-minded companies dedicated to promoting compliance with anti-corruption laws and committed to the elimination of corrupt practices.

Our work

MACN members are committed to implement the MACN anti-corruption principles as part of their overall compliance program.

Compliance program

Reflect and address the business risks, include senior management support and sufficient implementation plans.

Risk Assessment

Assess external and internal corruption risks on a regular basis and document their findings.

Training & Communications

Policies and procedures should be reinforced through communications and training to employees and, where appropriate, third parties.

Proportionate procedures

Ensure that policies and procedures fully comply with relevant laws and regulations and that they are proportionate with the risks faced.

Monitoring & Internal Controls

Anti-corruption compliance programs should include features designed to prevent and detect incidents of bribery, facilitation payments and other forms of corruption through appropriate monitoring and auditing protocols.

Reporting, Discipline & Incentives

Provide employees with access to methods for asking questions and/or reporting concerns without fear of retribution.

Due Diligence

Conduct risk-based due diligence on counterparties as well as in respect of the hiring and oversight of third parties and business partners.
 
 
Work Streams

The MACN’s work streams are cornerstones in working towards the networks vision of a maritime industry free of corruption.

Collective Action

Collective Actions Program to identify specific challenges in hot-spot regions and develop action-oriented recommendations.

Best Practice Sharing and Tool Development

Best Practice Sharing around implementing the MACN Anti-Corruption Principles. Such sharing often leads to the development of shared tools e.g. due diligence and risk assessment frameworks.

Incident Reporting Mechanism

Ongoing identification of where members have the most challenges through secure reporting mechanisms and identification of best practice solutions.

Creating Awareness

Communicate challenges and experience developing solutions within the industry, government, business partners, and civil society.
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MACN Member Workspace


The purpose of the MACN Member Online Platform "OneHub" is to facilitate the sharing of important information and for members-only to have access to tools and information concerning MACN.

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MACN Member Workspace


The purpose of the MACN Member Online Platform "OneHub" is to facilitate the sharing of important information and for members-only to have access to tools and information concerning MACN.

Members only can...

  • Share files with upload and download functionality
  • Provide a platform for sharing comments and dialogue between members
  • News feeds from useful websites
  • Contact details for all members of the group
  • Task tracker and calendar to keep on top of group arrangements.
 

Joining MACN

Are you confident that your business risks are well - managed and that you are participating in real efforts to confront systemic issues throughout your global supply chain?

OneHub Access

This workspace is password protected and only accessible to members that are invited to join this group. BSR administers the site. If you have any questions, comments or problems, please contact Christoph Karge.