In an effort to protect biodiversity and stop illicit trafficking in protected species, the French shipping operator, CMA CGM Group set tighter procedures.
In line with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) regulation, shippers from now on, must expressly state whether a species is covered by the CITES convention and where appropriate, provide the requisite export permit whenever any animal or plant goods are carried.
As part of its strict procedures, CMA CGM will further set a black list of exporters suspected to be involved in illicit trafficking.
We are also enhancing the training of our sales agents around the world and tightening up our “know-your-customer” audit procedures, in coordination with the CMA CGM Academy and the CITES.
…the group noted.
Following several suspicions that undeclared rosewood may have been part of cargo shipments from the Gambia, the company took the decision to cease its timber exports from the country until further notice.
This decision, which is part of the strengthening of the Group’s CSR policy, illustrates CMA CGM’s resolve to help conserve global biodiversity and not to further imperil our planet’s future.
…the company concluded.