Press Release: IMPA Act partners with Human Rights at Sea developing responsible maritime supply chain management

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15 October 2015

Human Rights at Sea is delighted to welcome IMPA ACT as a Supporting Entity to the Charity’s work, notably for the development of maritime CSR, business and human rights and supply chain management. The new partnership will allow a joint approach that work in harmony with one another’s objectives from both a commercial and charitable perspective.

Stephen Alexander, COO and IMPA ACT Director said “IMPA ACT has complimentary role to play in Human Rights at Sea work by providing capacity and insight in human rights at sea from a purchasing/responsible supply chain management perspective. Human Rights at Sea and IMPA ACT both have an important contribution to make in raising the bar for the respect for human rights and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights within the maritime industry.

David Hammond, CEO Human Rights at Sea, said: “The combination of two well-established commercial and charitable entities working on the same subject allows for a combining of on-going work, Intellectual Property and emerging projects for the benefit of the maritime supply chain relating to CSR and human rights development. Such a partnership supports our Charitable Objectives”.


IMPA ACT is an independent initiative of the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA) that seeks to improve the economic, social and environmental compliance of its ship purchaser and supplier members. IMPA ACT does this through advocacy in raising the awareness of sustainability and responsible supply chain management within the industry, as well providing step-by-step guidance and support for ship owners, manager and suppliers who have committed to become an IMPA ACT Member and move towards alignment with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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Human Rights at Sea
Human Rights at Sea is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1161673. The charity has been independently developed for the benefit of the international community for matters and issues concerning human rights in the maritime environment. Its aim is to explicitly raise awareness, implementation and accountability of human rights provisions throughout the maritime environment, especially where they are currently absent, ignored or being abused.

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