Shell becomes first IMPA ACT Accredited lube supplier
Shell Marine has become the first company involved in the development, supply and support of marine lubricants to receive accreditation under the International Marine Purchasing Association’s IMPA ACT Sustainable Maritime Suppliers scheme. The preferred supplier status is conferred within the IMPA Responsible Supply Chain Management Initiative which seeks to improve the economic, social and environmental sustainability of international shipping and marine industries. “We, at Shell Marine, are delighted to be the first in our sector to secure accreditation under the scheme,” says Jan Toschka, Executive Director Shell Marine. As a global supplier with more than 30 blending plants and a maritime supply network of more than 700 ports in 58 countries, anyone visiting or working with Shell Marine will know how seriously we take our responsibilities as a world citizen. Members are leading ship owning and managing companies whose commitment is to implement the IMPA ACT Supplier Code of Conduct both within their company and through their supply chain. Preferred Supplier accreditation is awarded to those organisations that meet the IMPA ACT standards or reach agreed milestones, in a process that is fully audited by IMPA and may be subject to spot checks. “IMPA ACT is an exclusive community of ship purchasers and suppliers working to become sustainability frontrunners by working towards compliance with internationally endorsed standards,” says Stephen Alexander, IMPA Secretary General & COO.