Cooperation with Organisations
Höegh Autoliners has chosen to cooperate with selected international and local organisations engaged in activities which are complementary to our activities.
SOS Children’s Villages
Höegh Autoliners entered into a partnership with SOS Children’s Villages in 2005. In the period up to 2013, we have financed the construction of three family houses and a social centre in the LIPA Children’s Village, four family houses in the Calbayog Children’s Village and one family house in Bataan Children’s Village, all in the Philippines. The company further sponsors the running cost of a family house in Cebu Children’s Village, also in the Philippines.
In 2013, the agreement was renewed for three more years. In this period we will continue our engagement in the Philippines. In addition, we will sponsor a SOS youth facility in Maputo, Mozambique.
The SOS Children’s Village in Maputo is the oldest children’s village in Mozambique. It has three youth facilities on its premises currently housing 80 young people. When the children in the village reach the age of 17, they move into one of the youth facilities. With the support from qualified youth workers, the young people develop realistic perspectives for their future, learn to shoulder responsibility and increasingly make their own decisions. They receive help with regards to education or finding a job enabling them to establish a good life for themselves in the future.
SOS Children’s Villages is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation for orphaned and neglected children. Presently there are 518 children's villages in 133 countries around the world. The organisation gives the children in the villages a safe home and helps them shape their own future. In addition they prevent children being left alone by supporting exposed families as well as contributing to the development of local communities.
Höegh Autoliners cooperates with Red Cross Norway through Ro/Ro transportation in connection with special Red Cross relief initiatives. Under this cooperation, we transported 246 trucks and vehicles for the Red Cross from Norway to the famine stricken regions in southern Africa in 2002. In 2005, we transported 44 trucks from Gothenburg to Sumatra in connection with relief after the South East Asia tsunami, and in January 2006, another 25 trucks were shipped from Gothenburg destined for Mombasa in Kenya and the famine stricken regions in Eastern Africa.
Red Cross is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation providing relief to victims of disasters and helping people preventing, preparing for and responding to emergencies. Additional information on the Red Cross can be found on www.redcross.no
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)
Höegh Autoliners is a member and co-founder of a shipping network called Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN). MACN is a global business network working towards its vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large. By adopting the MACN Anti-Corruption Principles, communicating progress on implementation, sharing best practices, and creating awareness of industry challenges we are promoting good corporate practice for tackling bribes, facilitation payments and other forms of corruption. Additional information on the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network can be found on www.bsr.org/macn
Höegh Autoliners is one of the founding members of the Trident Alliance; a coalition of shipping owners and operators who share a common interest in robust enforcement of maritime sulphur regulations. The alliance also partner with other stakeholder groups, who share similar interest in robust enforcement, to work towards the same objective. To learn more about the Trident Alliance please visit their website on www.tridentalliance.org.
The Royal Artis Zoo
Since 1983, Höegh Autoliners has been contributing to sustain the wildlife in the zoo by “donating” about 500 000 litres of fresh seawater from our ballast tanks each year. The seawater is taken from the Bay of Biscay and brought to the port of Amsterdam where it is tested for salinity, acidity and clarity. Once approved it is transported to Artis in special tankers and pumped in to the aquarium 150 000 litres at a time. The fresh seawater is distributed between the various saltwater systems of the Aquarium, providing comfortable habitats for an array of sea creatures. Visit their website on http://www.artis.nl/