The Club’s Corporate Social Responsibility statement
We take our corporate social responsibilities (CSR) very seriously. It is the way in which we seek to take account of our economic, social and environmental impact in all that we do. Our aim is to maximise the benefits and minimise any downsides. We work with our Members to achieve this goal.
We will establish and maintain a proactive approach through voluntary actions to address Club and Member interests as well as the interests of the wider society. We are committed to taking positive steps towards enhancing our CSR through four streams:
- Community – We will engage in partnerships with community organisations, whether or not in the maritime sector, in ways which help to address business and community needs for mutual benefit.
- Environment – The issue of climate change is critical and as a marine based organisation our future and that of our Members, particularly as regards the safety and protection of our oceans, is contingent upon the preservation of the environment and natural resources.
- Our Marketplace – One of our core values is Service and Stewardship. Our Members are central to our success and we put them at the heart of everything we do. The essence of mutuality is service and belonging. First and foremost we are here to serve our Members and their brokers. Stewardship is illustrated through responsible planning and management of our Members’ and our own interests through the products that we offer and the way in which these products are offered. Building on our heritage we will strive to build a strong Club for future generations always respecting the roles of everyone we engage within the industry.
- Our Workplace – We want to have a happy and healthy staff as we believe that this is critical for business success through the delivery of the highest service levels to our Members and brokers.
Adherence to, and promotion of, the Club’s CSR policies will aim to make a positive social, economic and environmental contribution. It is therefore the responsibility of all Club representatives to behave in a corporately responsible way. The management team through Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) and its global offices will ensure that each business area takes into account our CSR considerations, supporting related initiatives and practices, allocating sufficient resources, and overseeing that their area of responsibility complies with this policy which will also be regularly reviewed and updated.