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
Press Release Immediate Human Rights at Sea launches new Gender and LGBT work areas “There are 17 sustainable development goals all based on a single, guiding principle: to leave no one behind. We will only realize this vision if we reach all people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.” Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon Human Rights at Sea is pleased … Continue reading Human Rights at Sea launches new Gender and LGBT at Sea work areas
PRESS RELEASE – Immediate 1 October 2015 Human Rights at Sea is delighted to welcome Setel Powerline Ltd as a new maritime industry partner to assist in developing and shaping the Charity’s profile and international reach in support of its Charitable Objectives. Winner of the Seatrade Innovation in Ship Operations award 2015, Setel PowerLine is the leading provider of industrial grade powerline solutions in the maritime … Continue reading Press Release: Setel PowerLine Ltd joins Human Rights at Sea as a maritime industry Supporting Entity
Platform welcomes new Japanese partner organisation
Brussels, 29 January 2015 – In November last year Platform founder and policy advisor Ingvild Jenssen visited Yamaguchi Prefecture based community network Ikki-Ikki Asia Japan. The volunteer-based network, first established 25 years ago, works on a multitude of community-building, environmental and solidarity projects. For more than a decade Ikki-Ikki has had a partnership with Platform member organisation YPSA in Bangladesh. It was during one of Ikki-Ikki’s annual visits to Chittagong that Chief Executive Mori first learned about the human rights abuses and environmental pollution related to shipbreaking activities in Bangladesh. Ikki-Ikki has since then translated the Platform reports “The Human Cost of Breaking Ships” and “Child Breaking Yards” to Japanese and raised awareness of the issue in Japan.
“Japan is a major ship owning country and has a responsibility to ensure that its end-of-life fleet is dismantled under conditions that can ensure safe working conditions without devastation of sensitive coastal environments. Raised awareness in Japan of the disastrous conditions at the South Asian shipbreaking beaches is crucial and we are therefore glad to welcome Ikki-Ikki onboard”, said Ingvild Jenssen, “their work is encouraging and a true inspiration.”