Respecting Human Rights

At G2 Ocean, we are committed to respecting internationally recognised human rights in our operations, value chain, and communities where we operate.

By respecting human rights, we will not infringe on the human rights of others, address adverse human rights impacts and, ensure measures to prevent, mitigate and remediate such impacts.

    Human Rights and Decent Work Conditions Policy

    The Board of G2 Ocean AS have adopted a Human Rights Policy. The policy outlines the G2 Ocean’s commitment, approach, and responsibility to respecting human rights.

    The human rights policy interlinks with other policy documents such as our Ethical guidelines, Supplier Code of Conduct, and grievance mechanisms. We act according to the policy’s expectations to ensure respect for human rights in all parts of our business. The policy follows the six steps of the OECD Guidelines of Multinational Enterprises.

    Supplier Code of Conduct

    Click here to read our Supplier Code of Conduct.

    We have based our commitment on international human rights and labour standards, including those expressed in the following:

    International Bill of Human Rights

    Click here to read the International Bill of Human Rights.

    The Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    Click here to read the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    Click here to read the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP)

    Click here to read the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP)

    Raise a concern

    If you have information about human rights breaches or have concerns about human rights being respected throughout our operations, we encourage you to notify us.

    Norwegian Transparency Act

    As a larger enterprise resident in Norway, G2 Ocean is under the scope of the Norwegian Transparency Act. The Transparency Act shall promote enterprises’ respect for fundamental human rights and decent working conditions related to producing goods and providing services. It shall also ensure the public access to information regarding how enterprises address adverse impacts on human rights and decent working conditions. 

    In G2 Ocean, we have completed a gap analysis regarding our work on fundamental human rights and decent working conditions. The study identified some gaps, demonstrating that our work to improve human rights and decent working conditions must be continuous and systematic. One main challenge is having a good overview of possible human rights challenges in our supply chains. The analysis also identified several risks, and we will prioritise the main risks in our continuous work: 

    Commercial Risk 

    • Violation of human rights by our customers and/or their supply chains
    • Production of cargoes representing a human rights violation

    Operational Risk

    • Safety and other human rights risks for vessel crews
    • Safety and other human rights for stevedores during load and discharging operations.

    Procurement  

    • The volume of services and suppliers and sub-suppliers makes it difficult to evaluate Human Rights in the Value Chain. 
    • There is a risk of several different Human Rights breaches from both suppliers and their contractors.
    Our Performance

    G2 Ocean produces an annual report which is linked to our efforts to continuously embed human rights and implement adequate human rights due diligence processes into the way we conduct our business.

    Information about our efforts and performance can be found in the following reports: