initiative aimed at increasing the share of women in Danish shipping companies.
shipping companies will sign a charter that obliges them to actively focus on
gender equality, Danish Shipping, a trade and employer organization for more
than 90 shipowners and offshore companies, said.
workers employed in Danish shipping companies is just under 20,000 men versus
just over 3,000 women.
that needs to be changed,” according to Danish Shipping, which has initiated
recruiting labour to the Blue Denmark. Right now, we are simply missing out on
half the talent pool unless we can attract more women,” Anne H. Steffensen,
Danish Shipping’s Director General and CEO, commented.
and will make an effort to get more women on board together with the shipping
companies. I am pleased with the great support for the initiative and for the
fact that the Minister for Equal Opportunities, Mogens Jensen is leading the
obliges the shipping companies among other things to devise a strategy or plan
to increase the proportion of women in the company and describe and put forward
initiatives to support it.
targets for the proportion of women in the company and appoint a member of top
management to be responsible for the action.
themselves choose how they will organise the action. They run very different
businesses and their starting points are different. Therefore, we will not try
to push them to reach one specific goal,” Danish Shipping’s CEO explained.
number of shipping companies joining the charter. When we enter 2021, 75
percent of the shipping companies, which represent 75 percent of the employees,
should have signed.”
industry has become a prominent theme over the past months.
Maritime Organization (IMO), together with the World Maritime University (WMU),
was raising awareness of the importance of gender equality with the “Empowering
Women in the Maritime Community” theme.
highlight the contribution of women to the maritime sector.