‘Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit for Shipping’ now available to pre-order


The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is pleased to announce the release of the first edition of an important new title – Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit for Shipping.

An essential new guide, the publication has been developed to create awareness and inspire change in the strategies, policies and practices that will enable the maritime industry to meet the needs of the diverse seafarer community.

“A diverse workforce can be a company’s strongest asset,” says the I in its announcement that the publication is available to pre-order.
Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit for Shipping provides descriptions and definitions; provides ways to assess the current needs of diverse communities and identify gaps in services, policies and practice; and makes suggestions on how to fill these gaps.

The toolkit is designed to help companies:
• Enhance existing diversity assessments and increase awareness of diversity issues and needs;
• Embed the principle of diversity throughout their service and influence strategic planning at all levels;
• Develop good practice;
• Meet legislative requirements;
• Assess current performance, to identify any barriers preventing progress and to provide advice and guidance on how to overcome these; and
• Enhance monitoring and data collection mechanisms to highlight the needs of different communities.

Order your copy of the book today. The Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit for Shipping is available in both print and ebook versions and is priced at £140. It will be officially launched in January 2023.