Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is defined as the process for organizations to integrate social, environmental, ethical and human rights concerns into their operations and core strategy, in close collaboration with their stakeholders. In this context, SAFETY4SEA’s annual survey aims to assess the CSR performance of the maritime industry by examining 10 factors according to ISO 26000 requirements and CSR strategy of EU.
The UN Global Compact has set ten principles for companies to integrate them into strategies, policies and procedures, in a bid to establish a culture of integrity. Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principles-based approach to doing business.
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency announced that it’s committed to assist victims of flood and other natural disasters living in different camps spread across the six geopolitical zones in the country. The Director General of NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside made this known in Kano while presenting food and other relief materials to the Kano State Government.
One of leadership’s core requirements is dealing with employees that loosen and do not pull their weight, but, on the other end of the job spectrum, they are high talented. In most of the circumstances the answer to the question ‘Keep or Fire?’ is “Fire”. However, this needs to be a two way conversation. Which is therefore the best approach to such employees, so that you deliver your negative feedback in the best way possible?
Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the Middle East’s special economic zone and part of DP World, announced it will waive an estimated AED 35 million (=USD 9,530) in fines owed by its customers, in commemoration of the UAE Government’s designation of 2019 as the Year of Tolerance.
As part of their commitment to make maritime trade more sustainable, Norwegian Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) enforced a new criteria in their vendor selection process to reduce plastic debris at the world’s oceans.
During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Conference, Mr. Dustin Eno, COO, Navigate Response, noted that the shipping industry is more visible now than at any time in history; from AIS vessel tracking, to seafarer social media activity, people can see the industry like never before. Information is now more available to outside watchers than before.
There are two types of mindsets we can cultivate: one that embraces each challenge as an opportunity to learn something new, and one that avoids them, often out of fear of failure. People that avoid conflicts can be described as having a fixed mindset while those who see problems as interesting challenges have a growth mindset.
Millennials have begun filling leadership roles in workplaces but faced with some common challenges like situations that test their skills, mindset but also their patience and consistency. Many of them strive to deliver performance, while others just enjoy the director’s position and sadly destroy their team’s performance. But what separates the first from the latter? Certainly, the way they handle daily challenges at workplace!
The Global Maritime Forum announced its first Future Maritime Leaders essay competition. The competition seeks for youth perspectives on how current trends will shape the future of the maritime industry and the wider society. The authors of the three winning entries will be invited to represent the young generation at the Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit in Singapore on 30-31 October 2019.
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NOAA: What forms a hurricane12/10/2019
5 safety tips for coping with waves and wind11/10/2019
New requirements for maintenance of life-saving appliances enter into force in 202011/10/2019
Four challenges hiding in BWMS11/10/2019
MOL sets bird's-eye view monitoring system on board tugboat11/10/2019
Record of movements set at APM Terminals Barcelona11/10/2019
Bulk carrier runs aground in St. Lawrence Seaway11/10/2019
European shipping calls for transition period in case of no-deal Brexit11/10/2019