F+B TECH Magazine | June/July 2022

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ty i l i b a n i ta s u S n a Oce As announced by the United Nations Global Compact at the UN Ocean Conference held at the end of June in Lisbon, Portugal, MSC is pleased to join over 150 stakeholders in signing on to the UN Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Principles.





uilding on and supplementing the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption – which MSC has long supported and embedded across its operations – the Sustainable Ocean Principles provide a framework for responsible business practices across ocean sectors and geographies covering ocean health and productivity, governance and engagement and data and transparency. The world depends on a healthy, productive, and resilient ocean for food security, climate mitigation and economic livelihoods. Climate change, overfishing, pollution, and unsustainable and inequitable development are damaging the health of the ocean and seas. MSC believes that the health of the oceans is vital to its own continued success. The sea is the lifeblood of global trade, and so in turn, as the world’s largest container line, it is serious about its efforts to protect oceans and to conduct global shipping in a safe and reliable way. MSC also agrees with the UN that collective