The Global Maritime Forum announced that industry leaders came together in Zurich to launch the All Aboard Alliance with the aim to provide a platform for collaborative action to make the maritime industry more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and in light of changing demographics and increased global competition for talent, the maritime industry must step up its collective efforts to improve on diversity, equity and inclusion to expand the available talent pool.
The All Aboard Alliance endeavors to significantly improve diversity, equity, and inclusion measures across
the board. It is imperative at this pivotal time, where a diversity of skills and competences is paramount to
innovating our way through the continuous evolution and developments in decarbonization, digitalization,
says Mikael Skov, Chief Executive Officer of Hafnia and Co-Chair of the All Aboard Alliance.
The All Aboard Alliance is designed around five principles which member companies are encouraged to
implement in internal policies, procedures, and leadership practices.
- Appoint a business sponsor to lead and ensure accountability of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization
- Equip and educate people to understand their role in fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace – from senior leaders through to line managers and team members
- Create and maintain an organizational culture of equity and belonging where everyone has equal opportunities to contribute and to thrive
- Capture relevant data and develop insights to evaluate progress and to evolve strategic objectives
- Communicate commitment and progress externally on an annual basis.
The All Aboard Alliance was created by a group of industry leaders following discussions at the Global Maritime Forum’s Virtual High-Level Meeting in 2020. The group is supported by the Diversity Study Group, Swiss Re, and the Global Maritime Forum.
Today we are formally launching the All Aboard Alliance at a high-level meeting, bringing together industry leaders from across the maritime value chain to set the direction and level of ambition for the work of the All Aboard Alliance – and to take the first steps on our shared journey towards a more sustainable, forwardlooking and innovative maritime industry we can all be proud of,
..says Johannah Christensen, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Maritime Forum.
26 companies have committed to lead the transformation towards a more diverse, inclusive, and attractive maritime industry, ensuring equitable opportunities for everyone:
Anglo-Eastern, Ardmore Shipping Corporation, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Bureau Veritas, Caravel Group, Cargill Ocean Transportation, Danaos Corporation, Dorian LPG, Fednav Limited, Fleet Management, G2 Ocean, GasLog, Gorrissen Federspiel, Hafnia, Höegh Autoliners, Höegh LNG, International Seaways, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ocean Technologies Group, Purus Marine, South32, Svitzer, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, TURTLE GO, and VIKAND Solutions.
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