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AMI MARINE SIGN ‘THE PLEDGE’ FOR GENDER EQUALITY

AMI MARINE SIGN ‘THE PLEDGE’ FOR GENDER EQUALITY
18/06/2018

AMI Marine are really proud to announce that we have signed ‘The pledge’ to support women in the Maritime industry. AMI Marine have a 50/50 ratio of men and women and our company promotes fairness and equality.

We are looking forward to taking part in further discussions and working with Maritime UK.

Women in Maritime Taskforce

Maritime UK has established a Taskforce to address fairness, equality and inclusion within the maritime sector.

The Taskforce brings together leaders from across the maritime sector. They will identify practical steps to increase the number of women in maritime. Crucially within senior roles across its shipping, ports, marine and business services industries.

Achieving a balanced workforce at all levels in the maritime sector will undoubtedly improve culture, behaviour, outcomes, profitability and productivity.

During London International Shipping Week, the Maritime Minister called for industry to address gender imbalance in the sector. Government are represented on the Taskforce.

The Taskforce will make a series of recommendations and utilise best practice from other sectors that have taken similar action.

The Women in Maritime pledge is the forerunner to the launch of the Women in Maritime Charter.

Signatories to the pledge will be making clear their support for creating positive change within their respective organisations, and collectively, across the UK maritime sector.

Companies signing up to the pledge - a headline statement of intent – will be invited to engage with the detailed development of the Charter, which is due to be launched in the autumn of 2018.

The first wave of companies to commit to the pledge will be announced at Seawork International in Southampton by the Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP.

Members of Maritime UK’s National Council will sign the pledge at their meeting on 6th July.

Organisations that sign the pledge will be encouraged to take practical steps and set themselves measurable and ambitious goals towards meeting this pledge. They will be supported in this through the Women in Maritime Charter, launched later this year, alongside toolkits to help them achieve their goals, recognition of their progress, and a government supported annual review.

The Charter

In-principle support sought for innovative new agenda at rolling launch in Southampton in early July.

A draft charter to drive greater gender balance across UK maritime industries is being drawn up by the Women in Maritime Taskforce, the high-level grouping of industry and government executives put together by Maritime UK.

The charter will play a significant role in improving the gender balance across the maritime industries including shipping, ports, services, engineering and leisure marine.

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