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.

Established in 2011 by a small group of committed maritime companies, MACN has grown to include around 90 members globally in 2017, and has become one of the pre-eminent examples of collective action to tackle corruption.. BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) is the secretariat of MACN.

MACN and its members promote good corporate practice in the maritime industry for tackling bribes, facilitation payments and other forms of corruption. MACN collaborates with key stakeholders, including governments and international organizations, such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to identify and mitigate the root causes of corruption in the maritime industry.

MACN Timeline

MACN members know that to deal with increasing levels of corruption they must act to enable and encourage change within the industry. However, MACN cannot deliver the solution in one step, nor alone – this is our journey so far.



MACN is guided by an operating charter, the MACN Anti-Corruption Principles, a strict anti-trust policy and associated procedures that all members must respect. MACN is comprised of a member-elected steering committee, several working groups, and the MACN member meetings. Members meet in-person at least twice a year, with more frequent interaction through working groups. Membership is conditioned on payment of a fee as well as the honoring of other commitments.

BSR, a global business network and consultancy focused on sustainability, acts as secretariat for MACN.
Holman Fenwick Willan, a global law firm advising businesses engaged in international commerce, acts as a strategic advisor to this initiative.