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, 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.

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The MACN secretariat is responsible for progressing with MACN’s strategic workplans (including MACN’s 2020 strategy), ensuring good governance, and managing MACN’s day-to-day work, including with its members, third parties, and funders. MACN’s activities are overseen by the MACN Steering Committee, with active participation of the full MACN membership.