Business & Human Rights

Modern Slavery within Maritime Shipping Supply Chains

The purpose of this publication is to increase awareness of relevant modern slavery risk factors present on board ships carrying Australian-owned cargo, and to provide businesses with an overview of the standards in place to support them to respect seafarers’ rights. This publication also outlines practical steps for cargo owners to integrate respect for seafarers’ rights into risk management and procurement processes, and was written in partnership with the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), with support from the Australian Branch of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Australian Inspectorate.