11 October 2022 –  To mark the first anniversary of the Delivering on Seafarers’ Rights Code of Conduct, the Institute for Human Rights and Business, the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, the Rafto Foundation and the Mission to Seafarers held an inaugural in-person “SEAFAIRER” roundtable in Singapore in October 2022, hosted by Swire Shipping with support from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

This event brought seafarers and seafarers’ welfare/rights organisations together with charterers, shipowners, ship managers & operators, cargo owners, unions, government and others to hear the seafarers’ perspective on welfare issues, and to hear the industry perspective on hurdles to and benefits of implementing the Code of Conduct. Many thanks to all the speakers and participants for their input.

Read the event summary on IHRB’s website.