Social Responsibility

Working with Human Rights

NORDEN works to ensure that we respect human rights in all business activities in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). Inspired by the UN’s Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework, NORDEN’s human rights due diligence process considers human rights impacts from or linked to NORDEN’s workforce, operations and supply chain.

Management of human rights risk is part of NORDEN’s CSR programmes extending various functional departments in NORDEN. Coordinating responsibility and of human rights in NORDEN lies with the CSR manager. Activities to support NORDEN’s policy on human rights include:

  • Human rights impact assessments carried as part of NORDEN’s ongoing human rights due diligence process
  • Findings and gaps from human rights impact assessments addressed and closed
  • Support from external human rights expertise
  • Communication on human rights channelled via NORDEN’s intranet and external reporting
  • Grievance mechanisms and remediation in place, where relevant

Ensuring labour standards

All NORDEN's employees are covered by the labour rights set out by the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) fundamental conventions and aligned with the International Maritime Organisation's Labour Convention (MLC) for seafarers. These rights are designed to protect employees and ensure decent and just working conditions of employees on shore and at sea.

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