Human Rights

Simon Møkster Shipping is committed to complying with human rights, including labour rights and performing due diligence in a lawful manner, as referenced in the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. These principles are listed by the UN Global Compact and made operational by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
As a company we are dependent on good cooperation with our suppliers, partners and customers in the work to respect the human and labour rights and all individuals. This includes ensuring safe working conditions, be non-discriminatory and compliance with applicable labour laws. Simon Møkster Shipping is in compliance with MLC 2006 and a member of the IMPA Act Code of Conduct Business relationships.

Diversity Practices

Diversity of gender, cultural background and age is important in any organisation. Simon Møkster Shipping will not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex or national origin. Shipping has traditionally been a male-dominated industry. In line with UN SDG 5 on gender equality, Simon Møkster Shipping wishes to promote gender equality and empower women both on board and ashore. Women are represented in most positions on board including Master, deck officers, engine officers, electricians, stewards, ABs, apprentices, and cadets.
In 2023, Simon Møkster Shipping signed WISTA’s “40 by 30” pledge. By doing so, we have committed to create specific goals to increase diversity anchored by top management, ensure that the diversity goals are measures, regularly followed up and published to the Company’s website and strive towards 40 % women in leading positions by 2030.

Recruitment and Competency Development

Simon Møkster Shipping believes every company has a responsibility for providing apprenticeships and trainee position in order to secure continuous access to qualified personnel for the maritime industry. We have a close cooperation with other shipping companies and educational institutions in the region through the SURF (Skipsfartens Utdanning- og Rekrutteringsforum) initiative, working to strengthen the recruitment to, and the quality of, the local maritime education institutions.