Thome Is the First to Sign up to IMPA Act

By Michelle Howard
Thursday, July 24, 2014
(Left-Right) Stephen Alexander, COO and Secretary General of IMPA with Ryan Dalgado, Procurement and Supply Chain Manager of Thome Ship Management.

Leading integrated ship management service provider Thome Ship Management has become the first ship management company to join IMPA ACT, the responsible supply chain management initiative, launched by IMPA, International Marine Purchasing Association.

Thome has taken the lead in the ship management field and become the first management company to commit to the initiative from IMPA.

Launched in 2013, IMPA ACT is dedicated to the global shipping sector. Companies join as members of the program and collaborate using the program’s tools with their suppliers to manage their social, economic and environmental impacts.

Responsible for the technical management of more than 200 vessels, including bulkers, tankers and offshore, Singapore-based Thome Ship Management has a reputation for encouraging cultural diversity and inclusion, as well as best practice in its field.

Ryan Dalgado, Procurement and Supply Chain Manager of Thome Ship Management, said, “Thome is deeply committed to a responsible business approach, which includes zero accidents and zero pollution alongside sustainable business growth. The IMPA ACT program fits perfectly within our vision and mission.”

IMPA ACT offers ship owners and managers a complete management system for responsible supply chain management. It is based on the UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) for business and human rights and the 10 universal principles of the UN Global Compact.

 

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