We are committed to respecting internationally recognised human rights in our operations, value chain, and communities where we operate.
We have based our commitment on international human rights and labour standards, including those expressed in the International Bill of Human Rights and the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Furthermore, we are committed to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP).
By respecting human rights, we shall
- not infringe on the human rights of others,
- address adverse human rights impacts and,
- ensure measures to prevent, mitigate and remediate such impacts.
Proper working conditions for our employees and the employees of our suppliers are of utmost importance to us.
In December 2021, the Board of Grieg Maturitas adopted a Human Rights Policy. The policy outlines the Grieg Group‘s commitment, approach, and responsibility to respecting human rights. The human rights policy interlinks with other policy documents such as our Ethical guidelines, Supplier Code of Conduct and grievance mechanisms. Being a part of the Grieg Group, we act according to the policy’s expectations to ensure respect for human rights in all parts of our business. The policy follows the six steps of the OECD Guidelines of Multinational Enterprises.
As a larger enterprise resident in Norway, the Grieg Group (parent company) is under the scope of the Norwegian Transparency Act. The Transparency Act shall promote enterprises’ respect for fundamental human rights and decent working conditions related to producing goods and providing services. It shall also ensure the public access to information regarding how enterprises address adverse impacts on human rights and decent working conditions.
Grieg Green works continuously to safeguard fundamental human rights and decent working conditions in our activities. Context analysis and risk assessment are done regularly to ensure that we fill potential gaps and that our efforts to improve human rights and decent working conditions are systematic and up to date with the global developments. We will prioritise the main risks in our continuous work:
Responsibilities and corporate governance
To maintain our Human Rights commitments, we have developed the following operational documents explaining our responsibilities and corporate governance:
We are currently developing a process description of how we work with due diligence related to Human Rights. We will publish this process description as soon as it is firmly established in August 2022.
For all the top risks identified, we have also identified measures to mitigate the risk and a plan on how to implement those measures.
Harm to local communities
The operations of both customers and suppliers may be harmful to local communities and the livelihood of people due to a lack of proper environmental protection.
Exploitation of workers
Ship recycling yards not in compliance with our standards may exploit their workers by breach of labour laws, unhealthy living conditions, and unhealthy or outright dangerous work conditions due to lack of safety or exposure to hazardous materials.
By the Norwegian Transparency Act, the Grieg Maritime Group will annually publish an account of due diligence according to the act’s Section 4. The account will comply with Section 5 of the Transparency Act. The report will include Grieg Green. Grieg Maritime Group’s annual report is published here.