Addressing social challenges is at the heart of MSC business and part of our DNA, as our work interconnects societies. Pioneering on high-risk social issues and addressing links between human rights and environmental challenges will enable resilience, and ensure economic continuity and recovery.
MSC believes in the power of people to connect the world. From our employees at sea and ashore to all our customers, we have a collective responsibility to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our people in the 155 countries where we operate.
We actively engage our stakeholders, collaborating with partners to advocate for shared solutions to social challenges such as the recent crew change crisis. Besides implementing additional health protocols and measures introduced to promote safety and address emerging mental health risks posed to our seafarers, MSC signed the ‘Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change’. We are committed to building a more resilient maritime supply chain, by fostering responsible business conduct and driving positive change on sector-specific human rights issues, going above and beyond compliance.
2020 Sustainability Report: Highlights
- MSC’s decision-making is underpinned by our sustainability approach that prioritises generating positive social impact wherever we operate
- Despite a challenging 2020, MSC’s resilience as a company was reflected by the MSC family growing by 6%. We continue investing in our people and continue promoting a diverse, inclusive and thriving working environment
- MSC signed the ‘Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change’ to further protect the human rights of our seafarers and address the crew change crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic
- MSC’s role in engaging with governments to facilitate a crew change onboard on the MV ANASTASIA that had been stuck off the coast of China since September 2020 was recognised by the International Transport Workers’ Federation and the National Union of Seafarers of India
- MSC Shipmanagement developed a COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan to guide prevention measures and procedures, as well as establishing a Health and Wellness Committee onboard each vessel to address emerging mental health risks posed to our seafarers; a voluntary survey on crew wellbeing was conducted in April 2020 addressing areas such as happiness, stress, anxiety, discomforts due to the COVID-19 situation in order to inform and improve our crew change strategy