Crew Welfare Self-Assessment Tool

There is an urgent need to tackle the systemic challenges creating human rights risks, including labour rights risks, for seafarers worldwide. This is not only a critical element of the shipping industry’s social responsibility journey, improving seafarers’ rights can also provide added benefits such as reducing risks of incidents and undesirable ship culture that could undermine productivity and staff retention.

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) and the Institute for Human Rights & Business (IHRB), and in collaboration with the Rafto Foundation, have developed an industry Code of Conduct and Self-Assessment Questionniare based on international labour and human rights standards, that will enable organisations across the sector to strengthen their crew welfare processes.

The Code of Conduct is supported by a Self-Assessment Tool for DOC holders, which provides guidance on how to meet the Code of Conduct as well as how to track progress against three levels: basic, intermediate and excellent. It has been designed to track demonstrable progress over time, offering DOC Holders the ability to update and re-evaluate anytime.

Hosted by RightShip, the Self-Assessment Tool is free for anyone listed as a DOC holder to access. On completion, a Crew Welfare badge will appear on the company’s vessel page within the RightShip Platform. You can download your self-assessment to share with interested stakeholders. The Crew Welfare badge helps you to market your vessel to RightShip’s due diligence customers and showcase your commitment to crew welfare.
FEATURES

Crew Welfare Self-Assessment Tool

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The most comprehensive best practice crew welfare guidance

This tool has been developed by human rights experts and industry leaders including crew welfare industry bodies, shipowners, managers, and NGOs

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Free and easy to use

We’ve made it easy to complete this online questionnaire for your whole fleet. You don’t need a RightShip subscription, just enter your details to get started.

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Securely and privately stored records

Self-assessments are stored securely in our cloud, with individual responses not shared with third parties outside your company.

ADVANTAGES

Crew Welfare Self-Assessment Tool

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Intuitive step-by-step process

The questionnaire is split into seven sections, containing questions with fixed outcomes at three levels of improvement, helping you see your present position and implement steps towards improvements in crew welfare. This helps you to prioritise your social responsibility strategies, efforts and resources.

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Clear path to continual improvement

Readily accessible link allows you to update and re-evaluate your status to reflect your latest progress. Completing the self-assessment annually helps you to see areas where you need to take action and the places where you excel.

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Showcase your commitment to crew welfare

After completing the self-assessment, you will be emailed a PDF summary of your submission which you can share with third party contractors and partners. All DOC holders with completed questionnaires receive a completion badge on their RightShip vessel pages. This helps you to market your crew welfare commitment to prospective customers

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