The Global Maritime Forum has been a powerful voice for a more progressive, sustainable maritime sector and has helped to deliver a number of transformative initiatives that will change the maritime industry – and our relationship with the wider world – for the better.
We were proud to have the opportunity to share our insights with the GMF on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the maritime sector. In our article, we look at the momentum that is steadily being built and the positive progress that is being made by many leading organisations across our sector.
We also look at why DEI makes good business sense and how it benefits both employers and employees, as well as the further steps that need to be taken to drive further change and overcome the obstacles to more diverse and inclusive workplaces.
For example, we know that there has been significant growth in DEI roles, and that the rise of ESG has helped to raise awareness of DEI issues. But for all the progress being made, the maritime sector still has a long way to go. To choose just one metric, there is a significant lack of ethnic and female representation at the senior levels of our industry. There is also a real appetite from employees for more training and awareness on DEI issues.
In an era when the maritime sector is competing with other sectors to attract and retain talent, it is even more important that we offer meaningful, inclusive, and rewarding careers. We’re proud to be working with our Diversity Study Group members to provide the data-driven insights and expertise that is helping them to put in place robust DEI strategies that will deliver real benefits for their organisations and for their teams.
Our thanks to the Global Maritime Forum for allowing us to shine a light on this debate. You can read our full article on the GMF website, here: