ICS launches global diversity tracker for shipping industry

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The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released a Diversity Tracker and 50-page report looking into the state of diversity and inclusion in the global shipping labour force. The Tracker, which surveyed more than 200 shipping companies across the world, sets baseline targets for improved corporate diversity and inclusion policies in the coming years. While the report revealed that 30% of companies employ women in board-level roles, and close to 60% of companies have female officers on board their ships, just 7.5% of total seafarers were female. Research also revealed that the average ship has a mix of at least three nationalities on board, and sometimes as many as thirty. Three languages were the minimum spoken on the average ship. The full report discusses the value of diversity, inclusion, and individual differences; information from the International Labour Organization (ILO) study, Recruitment and retention of seafarers and the promotion of opportunities for women seafarers; results of the ICS Diversity survey conducted in Autumn 2019; and, key conclusions and recommendations based on the report and survey. See the full report here: https://www.ics-shipping.org/docs/default-source/resources/ics-diversity-tracker.pdf?sfvrsn=12

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