Seafarer rights project to target charterers
Charterers are increasingly under scrutiny over sustainable supply chains, the Sustainable Shipping Initiative says. Charterers have been criticised for using ‘no crew change’ clauses to cut costs, worsening the humanitarian crisis
The SSI will develop a human rights code of conduct for charterers amid growing pressure to consider human rights, as well as the environment, in supply chains. It wants seafarers’ rights enshrined in contractual terms and chartering provisions
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