Respecting human rights is a fundamental value for Global Maritime and it actively contributes to our targets related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Global Maritime has integrated respect for human rights in our Code of Business Conduct.
Human rights in Global Maritime
The Transparency Act entered into force on 1 July 2022. The Act shall promote enterprises’ respect for fundamental human rights and decent working conditions in connection with the production of goods and the provision of services and ensure the general public access to information regarding how enterprises address adverse impacts on fundamental human rights and decent working conditions» Source the Norwegian Consumer Authority.
Global Maritime shall meet the requirements of the Norwegian Transparency Act and conduct human rights due diligence in line with the OECD Guidelines in addition to applicable legislation in all countries that Global Maritime operates.
Global Maritime strives to respect and promote all internationally recognized human rights, including but not limited to those set out in the International Bill of Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and applicable standards of international humanitarian law.
Global Maritime has implemented a set of governing policies and procedures applicable for our employees, sub-contractors, suppliers and business partners, including but not limited to:
- Code of Conduct
- Supplier Code of Conduct
- Anti- corruption policy
- HSEQ policy
- Sanctions compliance policy
- Whistle blower policy
- Integrity due diligence policy
- Management of suppliers
- Management of sub-contractors
Human rights due diligence
Global Maritime are conducting human rights due diligence on our suppliers, sub-contractors and business partners in all our companies around the world. Our due diligence shall be continuous and where adverse impacts are identified we will cease, prevent and/or mitigate these. We shall provide for or contribute to remediation where this is required. Global Maritime’s main focus will be mitigating actions will be aimed in areas where we have influence and can contribute.
Diversity, inclusion and belonging
Global maritime is committed to equal opportunities and will not tolerate any form of discrimination.
There shall be no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination, or retirement on the basis of race, sex, color, national or social origin, ethnicity, caste, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, political affiliation, union membership or any other status protected by applicable law.
Global Maritime support employees’ freedom of association and recognize the right to collective bargaining in accordance with national laws and regulations. Where the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining is restricted under law, we shall facilitate and not hinder, the development of parallel means of free and independent organization and collective bargaining.
We will comply with national regulations and collective agreements on working time and where possible provide for a flexible working environment.
Working patterns may vary but shall as a minimum be compliant with applicable laws regarding working time, including the requirements set out in international labour standards. Any deviation shall be documented as specified above.
Global Maritime wants to facilitate a good work- home balance, and have therefore implemented a hybrid office solution for employees where applicable.
Slavery, human trafficking, forced labor
Global Maritime shall not use or profit from any form of human trafficking, slavery or forced labor, including involuntary prison labor. All employees shall have freedom of movement, the right to resign at any time and to leave after meeting the conditions of their contract and notice period.
Employees shall not pay any form of deposit to secure their employment. Employees’ wages, benefits, property, identity papers or similar shall never be withheld for the employee to continue their employment.
Global Maritime shall not hire, use, or profit from any form of child labor. We will not employ anyone under the age of 15, except where the local minimum age is set to 14 in line with the exceptions contained in ILO Convention 138. Where the local minimum age of employment or mandatory school leaving age is higher than 15, we will not employ anyone under that age in the specific country.
Children and young persons under the age of 18 shall not conduct hazardous work. This includes work that could endanger their health, safety, or morals.
Health and Safety
Global Maritime shall ensure a safe and healthy workplace for all and we aim for zero injuries and accidents. Employees shall receive the personal protective equipment and training they require to conduct their work in a safe manner. Training shall be documented.
Global Maritime shall provide employees appropriate, safe, and hygienic facilities, including sufficient ventilation, access to toilets and drinking water. This includes both in the workplace and for accommodation where this is provided.
Abuse or harassment will not be tolerated in the workplace or in any work-related circumstance outside the workplace. When we consider abuse and harassment this shall include physical abuse or discipline, sexual harassment, verbal abuse or other forms of intimidation, as well as the threat of any such forms of abuse or harassment.
Global Maritime shall not engage in activities that cause or contribute to harm to the livelihoods of marginalised populations, such as through the irresponsible use of land, territories, or other natural resources. We shall carefully consider whether and how our activities may cause or contribute to such impact.
Privacy and GDPR
We recognize and respect employees’ right to privacy and shall handle all personal data in line with our Corporate Rules and applicable legislation such as GDPR. Where surveillance is required, such as for safety purposes, investigating concerns or maintaining cyber security the impact on employees and others will be assessed and measures put in place to minimise interference with their privacy.
Global Maritime recognize the impact of environmental harm and climate change on human rights. Together with the Moreld cooperations, we seek to reduce the environmental impact of our operations, products and services and develop new solutions for green technology.
All UN sustainable development goals are important, but some are more relevant to Global Maritime and our stakeholders. The following UN sustainable development goals are implemented in Global Maritimes ESG objectives:
|Health and Safety for our employees Labour rights and employee satisfaction Quality of service and products
|Responsible consumption and production
|Ethical business conduct
Norwegian Transparency Act- Statement Financial year 2023