As a non-profit organisation and champion of young shipping professionals, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is important to us.
It is our duty to play a positive role in our society, to act in a socially-responsible manner and to consider our social and economic impact wherever practicably possible. There is no universally-accepted definition of corporate social responsibility, but it has generally come to be understood as business decision-making linked to ethical values, legal compliance and respect for individuals, community and our environment.
A company committed to CSR goes further than required by law so as to:
- operate with integrity and in an ethical manner in all its business dealings with customers, suppliers, lenders and others;
- encourage diversity and equal opportunities;
- sustain the environment for future generations; and
- be a responsible neighbour and demonstrate good corporate citizenship.
In addition to our regular networking events where we seek to empower young shipping professionals, SPNL is proud to have been actively associated with helping others in the following ways: