About MACN

The Maritime Anti-Corruption 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. Established in 2011 by a small group of committed maritime companies, MACN has grown to include over 100 members globally, and has become one of the pre-eminent examples of collective action to tackle corruption.

Vision statement

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

Mission statement

To work towards the elimination of all forms of maritime corruption by: raising awareness of the challenges faced; implementing the MACN Anti-Corruption Principles and co-developing and sharing best practices; collaborating with governments, non-governmental organizations, and civil society to identify and mitigate the root causes of corruption; and creating a culture of integrity within the maritime community.

MACN's Pillars: The Three C's

MACN works towards its vision through objectives and goals divided into three pillars: Capability Building, Collective Action, and Culture of Integrity.



Capability Building

Providing industry-leading innovative solutions to our members

Collective Action

Driving and leading sustainable change in the operating environment

Culture of Integrity

A recognised contributor to integrity standards in the industry and society



MACN's Anti-corruption Principles

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.


Training & Communications

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


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.


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.

Risk Assessment

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


Proportionate Procedures

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


Reporting, Discipline & Incentives

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


As a member of MACN, you make an active contribution to the elimination of corruption
in the maritime industry

  • Access resources that support effective internal risk management
  • Effectively tackle the systemic root causes of corruption
  • Engage and support members and the industry by collectively providing leading and innovative anti-corruption solutions

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?