Europêche fishing vessel owners defend full respect for fishers’ social and labour rights in ILO

– Press release – First issued: Brussels, 22th September 2017 At the ‘Tripartite Meeting on Issues Relating to Migrant Fishers’ organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO) this week in Geneva, representatives from Governments, Workers and Employers adopted a set of conclusions, which includes a joint resolution, to address the challenges faced by fishers working on foreign vessels. Europêche’s representatives defended and promoted full respect … Continue reading Europêche fishing vessel owners defend full respect for fishers’ social and labour rights in ILO

Thailand prematurely upgraded in annual anti-trafficking report

PRESS RELEASE Immediate Thailand prematurely upgraded in annual anti-trafficking report Move unwarranted and could slow progress, according to international coalition (Washington, DC) – The U.S. State Department has removed Thailand from the lowest ranking in its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report in a move that an international coalition of human rights, labor and environmental organizations said in a letter to U.S. Secretary of State … Continue reading Thailand prematurely upgraded in annual anti-trafficking report

Clean Shipping Coalition: Maersk undermines its reputation with plan to circumvent ship recycling law

Brussels, 8 June 2016 – The Clean Shipping Coalition criticises container ship giant Maersk for its statement that is considers to flag out end-of-life vessels from the Danish or other European registries in order to circumvent the European Ship Recycling Regulation. The Clean Shipping Coalition, a global coalition of nine organisations promoting sustainable shipping, argues that Maersk’s move “seriously undermines its credibility as a responsible … Continue reading Clean Shipping Coalition: Maersk undermines its reputation with plan to circumvent ship recycling law

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 many still have questions to ask about how they can … Continue reading Maritime Business and Human Rights, CSR and supply chain activities

Building a Rights Culture: How Workers can Lead Change in Thai Seafood

Photo credit: MWRN A joint publication by the International Labour Rights Forum (ILRF) and the Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN) Egregious labor rights abuses, including forced labor and human trafficking, have been documented across Thailand’s seafood sector in dozens of reports over more than a decade. Recently, unprecedented international attention on Thailand’s seafood industry, particularly the plight of migrant workers who make up the majority … Continue reading Building a Rights Culture: How Workers can Lead Change in Thai Seafood

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 in the Copenhagen Business School focused on maritime research and teaching. … Continue reading The HRAS Interview: Dr Henrik Sornn-Friese – A New Agenda for the Maritime Supply Chain