Commitments and frameworks
Our commitment to Responsible Procurement is set out in Maersk Tankers' Third Party Code of Conduct and in our Sustainability Policy. The programme and the Third Party Code of Conduct reflect our commitment to the UN Global Compact principles for business sustainability, and international standards such as the core labour conventions of the International Labour Organisation and the UN Declaration of Human Rights. It addresses anti-corruption, respect for human rights, safe and decent labour practices, and environmental protection. All supplier contracts should include the Code of Conduct and after signing, relevant suppliers are engaged in the programme.
In practice, integrating responsible procurement takes place through supplier invitations and registrations, assessments of social and environmental performance, improvement plans, supplier workshops and suppliers' contractual commitment as well as training of our procurement staff. Maersk Tankers Procurement is responsible for endorsing the direction and measuring the progress on implementation of the programme and for integrating it into existing procurement policies and processes in the supplier relationships they respectively own or manage.