Corporate Social Responsibility in the International Shipping Industry: State-of-the-art, Current Challenges and Future Directions
Corporate and intergovernmental actors recognize the importance of the international shipping industry for its role in facilitating trade and providing countries and firms with access to global markets. About 90% of all goods traded internationally are transported by sea (BIMCO, 2016a). This promotes economic development, creates jobs and boosts living standards around the world (Wilhelmsen, 2014; NYK, 2014; WEF, 2013, WTO/OECD, 2013; Maersk, 2015). Moreover, shipping is the most carbon-efficient mode of commercial transportation (BIMCO, 2016a; ICS, 2016), with much lower carbon emissions per unit weight carried per unit distance than the other main transport modes (WSC, 2016).
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Publication date: December 1, 2016
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