JLR Fisheries values its reputation. It is committed to respecting the rights of its employees, their health and safety and the protection of the environment. JLR Fisheries is committed to meeting international laws and regulations that prevent illegal and immoral activities such as bribery, money laundering and piracy.
Labour & Human Rights
Our people are our greatest asset and we value each of them. Our people are the key to the success of our company. We maintain a strong commitment to high standards for a fair, respectable and safe workplace for all employees of JLR Fisheries.
JLR Fisheries shall respect international human rights principles and international labour standards.
JLR Fisheries shall not accept any form of discrimination against our employees based on race, colour, gender, language, religion, political or other opinion, caste, national or social origin, property, birth, union affiliation, sexual orientation, health status, age, disability, or other distinguishing characteristics. Any employment-related decisions, from hiring to termination and retirement, shall be based only on relevant and objective criteria.
JLR Fisheries shall prohibit any form of forced labour, including bonded labour, indentured labour, slave labour, or human trafficking. Workers shall be allowed to move around freely and leave their place of work when their shift ends.
JLR Fisheries shall not condone the hiring of child labour under any circumstances. The minimum age for full-time employment shall be 16 or the legal minimum age for employment, whichever is greater. If the local minimum working age is 14 in accordance with exceptions for developing countries, this lower age shall apply. JLR Fisheries shall refrain from hiring workers under the age of 18 for positions that require hazardous work that could jeopardise their health, safety or morals.
Health & Safety
JLR Fisheries is committed to safe vessel operations and preventing accidents. JLR Fisheries works in unison to ensure safety by holistically enhancing all aspects of operations, including technologies, systems, frameworks, and education and training programs. We also comply with various international regulations designed to promote navigational and operational safety and strive to properly meet requirements.
JLR Fisheries is committed to sustainable fishing. We fish in accordance to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Guidelines to support sustainable fishing and seafood traceability.
JLR Fisheries adheres to the MARPOL Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships. JLR Fisheries ensure that no garbage, oil or oily residue is discharged from our fishing vessels into the ocean (MARPOL 73/78). Garbage and oil are retained on board and discharged into suitable reception facilities when the vessel returns to port.
JLR Fisheries is committed to reducing carbon emissions in its day to day activities whenever possible. We will work with our staff, local communities, our suppliers and sub-contractors as part of our commitment in reducing our carbon footprint. In our endeavours to reduce our carbon footprint, we have introduced working practices that include energy management, switching off equipment when not in use, regular equipment maintenance to ensure optimum energy efficiency and, when buying new equipment, ensuring that energy efficiency is a key factor in product selection.
JLR Fisheries values its reputation and is committed to maintaining the highest level of ethical standards in the conduct of its business affairs. The actions and conduct of the company’s staff as well as others acting on the company’s behalf are key to maintaining these standards.
JLR Fisheries will not tolerate bribery or corruption in any form. The company complies with the Bribery Act 2010 which came into force on 1 July 2011.
JLR Fisheries is committed to taking appropriate action against any person that is involved in, or assists with, committing fraud and will actively seek appropriate recourse against all parties involved in fraudulent activity.
JLR Fisheries is committed to ensuring that it has adequate controls to counter money laundering activities and terrorist financing activities, in line with the Money Laundering Regulations 2007.
Acts of piracy against vessels is on the rise globally. JLR Fisheries is committed to ensuring the safe passage of all our vessels through the provision of safe travel zones, training of personnel to avoid increased risk and threat of piracy and training for personnel in the event of piracy.
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