Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Companies such as MBRC the ocean, our customers and our partners, all play an important role in creating an ethical business conduct in the world and to shape an ecologically sustainable tomorrow. 

For MBRC the ocean, this means to take care of the environment, to behave ethically in all aspects of our business, to set good examples in the way we act towards each other as employees and how we treat our business partners. We shall always respect laws and regulations wherever we do business.

There must be no doubt whatsoever that we are setting the highest standards in respect to business integrity. Every MBRC the ocean employee, without exception, has a personal role to maintain the reputation of MBRC the ocean in this aspect and we urge all our suppliers to comply with our Code of Conduct.

Be inclusive.​

We welcome and support people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social and economic class, educational level, color, immigration status, sex, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.

Be considerate.​

We all depend on each other to produce the best work we can as a company. Your decisions will affect clients and colleagues, and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions.

Be respectful.​

We won't all agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for disrespectful behavior. We will all experience frustration from time to time, but we cannot allow that frustration to become personal attacks. An environment where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive or creative one.

Choose your words carefully.​ Always conduct yourself professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down others. Harassment and exclusionary behavior aren't acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to: - Threats of violence. - Discriminatory jokes and language. - Sharing sexually explicit or violent material via electronic devices or other means. - Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms. - Unwelcome sexual attention. - Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.

Do not harass others.​

In general, if someone asks you to stop something, then stop. When we disagree, try to understand why. Differences of opinion and disagreements are mostly unavoidable. What is important is that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively.

Our differences can be our strengths.​

We can find strength in diversity. Different people have different perspectives on issues, and that can be valuable for solving problems or generating new ideas. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that we all make mistakes and blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere. Instead, focus on resolving issues and learning from mistakes.

MBRC the ocean hereby embraces, support and enact, within our sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption:

Human Rights

Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights and make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

  • the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
  • the effective abolition of child labour
  • the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


MBRC the ocean but also our Partners should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges and undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility and encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

MBRC the ocean is climate neutral. Business Partners should aim for the same direction while focusing on sustainability within its business approach.


Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery


Non- Discrimination

We treat our employees equally and with respect regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, religion, political opinion, nationality, ethnic background, social origin, social status, indigenous status, disability, age, union membership and any other characteristic protected by local law, as applicable.

Employees with equal qualifications, experience and performance shall receive equal pay for equal work with respect to their relevant comparators.

Workplace diversity at all levels is encouraged.