Ethical Business Principles underpin all behavior in Fair Business conduct. We act in line with applicable laws, ethical, environmental and community norms.
Höegh Autoliners wants to be a professional business partner. We work proactively to ensure that all individuals representing Höegh Autoliners and its subsidiaries are conducting business in a fair and ethical manner. Being professional is key to everything we do and to us it reflects running our business with high ethical standards.
Abiding to high ethical standards means complying with all applicable laws, regulations and other applicable requirements in all locations where we conduct business. Where local and international law have different standards, we follow the one with the highest standard. However, in Höegh Autoliners we do not just settle for the current, we also work proactively with ethics in our day to day business conduct.
Taking Action Against Corruption
We take a stand against corruption and work on several arenas to abolish the use of corruption, bribery and facilitation payments. Corruption is a major hindrance against worldwide trade and has a negative impact on economic development. As a shipping company we are daily challenged with negative effects of corruption in several areas where our vessels trade.
We believe it is important for the shipping industry to come together and work proactively against this behavior. As an international industry we have the power to make a change and it is our responsibility to take this opportunity.
In line with our work against corruption, Höegh Autoliners is a co-founder and member of the 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.
Enforcing Anti-Corruption Policy and Ethical Rules
Höegh Autoliners is serious in its attempt to improve global practices in this area; after all, how we deal with corruption is in fact a reflection of who we really are. All who are representing Höegh Autoliners and its subsidiaries are required to follow our Anti-corruption policy and Ethical rules. To ensure that everyone is aware of their responsibilities and are ready to handle any difficult situations in relation to corruption, bribery or facilitation payments, Höegh Autoliners has an internal learning program called “Zero”. This program is developed to help employees take a stand against corruption in general and facilitations payments in particular. In this program, we conduct training sessions and provide information material to our office staff, crew and agents. To create awareness among our crew, we have developed and distributed a Say NO to corruption-leaflet to our vessels. In addition, signs regarding our anti-corruption policy will be put up on board our vessels.
Working with our Suppliers
Building relations on good terms with suppliers is very important to us. Thanks to the good cooperation, we are able to deliver high quality services around the world.
Our suppliers are the extended arm of Höegh Autoliners and we expect them to hold the same high level of ethics as we do. The requirements are set out in our Supplier Code of Conduct which all our suppliers and their sub-suppliers are required to follow. With a joint level of participation, Höegh Autoliners and our suppliers can go further, together working against unsustainable business practices within the industry.