Human Rights for the Maritime Industry

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Mind the Gap Tour er et konsept med Raftostiftelsen i spissen som nå er på Norgesturne for å øke bevisstheten rundt menneskerettighetsrisikoer og maritim næring. 3. april er det Stavanger sin tur.

Mind The Gap 2019 2

Shipping er en global industri preget av en rekke utfordringer – fra klimaendringer til økt konkurranse og fallende marginer. Men samtidig byr den maritime industrien på et stort potensiale når det gjelder inovasjon og bærekraftige løsninger – men hvor passer menneskerettighetene inn?

Det er nettopp denne problemstillingen Mind the Gap Tour tar opp ved å legge ut på en turne gjennom Norges største byer, for å øke bevisstheten rundt menneskerettighetsrisikoer og ansvaret maritime selskaper basert i Norge har.

Program

09:00-09:15 Welcome and round of introductions
- Fride Solbakken and Therese Jebsen

09:15-10:00 Human Rights for the Maritime Industry

  • Sustainability in the maritime sector, where do human rights fit in?
  • The human rights lifecycle of a ship
  • The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • The OECD Guidelines on responsible business conduct

10:00-11:30 Engaging the industry
Human rights challenges and dilemmas in practice: Discussion and Q&A

Speakers and tutors:

  • Guido Battaglia, Head of Responsible Trade Program, Institute for Human Rights and Business
  • Mads Holst Jensen, Special Advisor, Rafto Foundation
  • Cathrine Halsaa, Head of Secretariat, National Contact Point for Responsible Business Conduct
  • Gunnar M. Gamlem, Norwegian Schipowners’ Associaation
  • Therese Jebsen, Program Manager, Business and Human Rights, Rafto Foundation
  • Fride Solbakken, Manager, Maritimt Forum for Stavangerregionen

BACKGROUND:
Shipping is a global and fragmented industry facing a host of global challenges from climate change to increased competition and falling margins. Yet, the maritime industry also offers huge potential for innovation and driving sustainable solutions to global risks. Globally, the main maritime industry players tend to look at sustainability and the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) from a predominantly environmental perspective. This might, however, lead to less attention on the aspect of human rights risks and responsibilities of operations, raising the need to undertake human rights due diligence and risk assessment along the whole value chain of a ship. Effective assessment and management of human rights risks is fundamental to strengthening sustainability and requires a coherent framework to articulate areas of salient risk and responsibilities.

There is currently little awareness of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and how to conduct human rights due diligence to assess areas of risk of abuse and develop mitigation strategies. To this end, the Rafto Foundation (Rafto), Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) are partnering with the maritime industry in Norway to deliver a series of half-day seminars to raise awareness of human rights risks and responsibilities of maritime companies based in Norway but with a global footprint through their supply chains for labour, products and services, their business partners and customer base.

At the heart of our approach is the human rights ‘lifecycle’ of a ship from design, finance and construction through operation to recycling/beaching. The purpose of the Mind the Gap Tour is to deliver a series of awareness-raising seminars on the relevance of UN Guiding Principles and salient human rights risk mapping at each stage of the human rights lifecycle model. Discussion-based sessions will include exploring tools for due diligence and practical guidance. Trainers will be representatives from Institute for Human Rights and Business, Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Norwegian National Contact Point for Responsible Business.


Arrangør

Raftostiftelsen, Youngship Stavanger og Maritimt Forum for Stavangerregionen