Press Release: Ethical Corporation partners with Human Rights at Sea

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Human Rights at Sea is very pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Ethical Corporation for development of the profile of charity’s work in the international business sector for matters concerning human rights in the maritime environment. Liam Dowd, Managing Director of Ethical Corporation, said of the partnership with HRAS,...

Maritime Business and Human Rights, CSR and supply chain activities

How can all stakeholders in the maritime supply chain ensure that the issues surrounding human rights at sea are properly and clearly addressed within their day-to-day business activities?   Many companies in the maritime sector are very aware that good business practice requires a proactive approach to the subject of corporate social responsibility (CSR), but...

FINNWATCH: Serious gaps in social responsibility auditing schemes

PRESS RELEASE  – Public Serious gaps in social responsibility auditing schemes Finnwatch has today published a report comparing 16 social responsibility certification and auditing schemes used by companies that operate in Finland. Finnwatch criticised the schemes for ignoring workers’ views and for poor quality audits, shortcomings in transparency and the quality of criteria. The scheme that...

Human Rights at Sea delivers new publication on UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the Maritime Environment

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Today, the independent maritime human rights charity Human Rights at Sea delivers the first in a series of new publications specifically focused on the implementation of the 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the maritime environment. Titled as: ‘AN INTRODUCTION & COMMENTARY TO THE 2011 UN GUIDING PRINCIPLES...

The HRAS Interview: Dr Henrik Sornn-Friese – A New Agenda for the Maritime Supply Chain

  A New Agenda for the Maritime Supply Chain Sustainability expectations are growing in the shipping industry, and a new agenda is emerging. Dr Henrik Sornn-Friese is working to unify what have been, until now, fragmented attempts to bring best environmental practices to the maritime supply chain. Sornn-Friese is Director of CBS Maritime, an organization...

Why BP should be congratulated on their approach to business and human rights

Human Rights at Sea Commentary As a maritime human rights charity for whom the topic of business and human rights, its implementation in the maritime environment and advocacy in support of awareness of the UN guidance is a key part of our Charitable Objectives, the overt stance and the commitments explicitly articulated by BP is...

NGO Criticizes Maersk’s Ship Recycling Plan

By MarEx 2016-02-12 13:35:25 Shipbreaking at Alang (courtesy IMO) Ship recycling advocacy organization NGO Shipbreaking Platform issued a statement Friday strongly criticizing Maersk Group’s plan to send its vessels to Alang, India’s beaching shipbreakers, and to work with Alang’s yards to improve conditions. “Today, the majority of ships are dismantled and recycled at facilities on beaches. Here,...

The HRAS Interview: Steven Jones – 5th Annual Capital Link Shipping & Offshore CSR Forum

5th Annual Capital Link Shipping & Offshore CSR Forum “Best Industry Practices- A competitive advantage” Doing “good”, and the “right thing” are fine and noble concepts, but for an industry as diverse as shipping, it is unclear what can, should and will be done in the name of corporate social responsibility. HRAS spoke to Steven...

2016 International Maritime Human Rights Conference Announced

Press Release Monday 16th November 2015 Ensign Events announces launch of first International Maritime Human Rights Conference “Respect, Responsibility, Remedy in the Maritime Environment”   Ensign Events together with Human Rights at Sea announce the launch of the International Maritime Human Rights Conference and Gala Dinner 2016. Taking place in London on September 14th 2016,...

A ground-breaking agreement for non-EU national crew in the fishing sector

A ground-breaking agreement for non-EU national crew in the fishing sector PRESS RELEASE MADRID, 2 JUNE 2015 After several months of negotiations, the tuna company Albacora, the UGT and the global trade union, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), today signed the first collective agreement covering non-European Union nationals employed on the company’s boats. The...

Human Rights at Sea is welcomed by the UN Global Compact corporate social initiative

“The Global Compact asks companies to embrace universal principles and to partner with the United Nations. It has grown to become a critical platform for the UN to engage effectively with enlightened global business.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Human Rights at Sea is pleased to announce that after an extended consultation and following on from...

Associated Foreign Exchange (AFEX) New Maritime Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy – a global payment business first.

New Maritime Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy Human Rights at Sea Press Release LONDON. 22 March 2015. Human Rights at Sea and AFEX are pleased to announce the first AFEX Maritime Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) company policy which has been jointly developed by the two organisations. David Hammond, HRAS Founder said: “The introduction by AFEX of their...

The Sustainability Incubator and Labour Safe join HRAS as new Supporting Entities from the global fishing sector

   New Supporting Entities join Human Rights at Sea from the global fishing sector Human Rights at Sea is delighted to welcome two new Supporting Entities to the HRAS organisation. Both Labour Safe and the Sustainability Incubator join Human Rights at Sea in the quest to bring solutions to the seafood industry for vexing issues of...

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