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Nature Group is a member of four European and global associations, all of whom are dedicated to promoting and monitoring industry standards and best practices.

oil and gas


Achilles builds and supports buyer-supplier communities in numerous industry sectors, creating powerful global networks. Its services for sustainable procurement help create opportunities for business while reducing risk in the supply chain.

Participating companies use Achilles’ unique Joint Qualification System (JQS) to provide information and select suppliers and contractors when buying goods and services. Buyers not subject to EC procurement directives use the system as a joint vendor database.



Founded in 1998, Euroshore is an international trade association of port reception facility providers with members in many European countries. Its objectives are to promote the use of member port reception facilities, the efficient and environmentally sound disposal of maritime waste, and healthy and fair competition. The association has been closely involved in the development and implementation of the EU directive on port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues (2000/59/EC).

MVO Nederland

MVO Nederland is the national knowledge centre and network organisation for corporate social responsibility and the first port of call for businesses looking to make their commercial operations more sustainable. Improvements include better market positioning, cost reductions, increased turnover & innovation, new sales and partnership opportunities, better brand recognition, trust among clients and in the community, and a stronger business culture.

European Barge Inspection Scheme

Developed by oil and chemical companies, the European Barge Inspection Scheme (EBIS) is dedicated to improving the safety of tanker barging operations by exchanging objective safety and quality data on tank barges which EBIS member companies consider using or receiving at their terminal.

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