Human and Labour Rights

Upholding Human and Labour Rights

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BW LPG is dedicated to upholding globally acknowledged human and labour rights, both within our operations and across the entire value chain. This is a commitment to employees, suppliers, and business partners 

Policies and Guidelines

Our stance on human and labour rights is actively communicated with updated policies to our workforce. We have Labour and Human Rights Policies for crew, shore staff and third-party service providers. These guidelines formalise our respect for fundamental human rights and decent working conditions in connection with all business activities and that responsible business conduct is anchored in BW LPG’s governing documents. 

BW LPG AS is subject to the Norwegian Transparency Act (NTA) based on the financial year of 2021 and 2022. Our report is updated and available on our website annually. 

Working Conditions and HSEQ

All employees have employment contracts that are compliant with local labour laws and other applicable employment regulations. These contracts are supplemented with our guidelines and policies to ensure decent working conditions. Our hiring policies adhere to both local and international labour regulations where applicable. BW LPG strictly prohibits the employment of child labour or forced labour, and any third parties engaged in work for or on behalf of the company are required to comply with relevant regulations and terms set out in our third-party policies. 

A Working Environment Committee was set up in 2023, as part of a collaborative effort within the BW Group. The committee annually assess and evaluate the arrangements with regards to physical and psychosocial working environment. Representatives include members from BW LPG, BW LNG and BW Offshore. 

Relating to HSEQ, BW LPG has a Zero Harm company-wide safety campaign that aims to ensure that safety remains the top priority across all operations. This campaign covers both physical and mental wellness. BW LPG Group has a robust system to investigate work-related incidents, this includes training requirements and a process to determine and identify hazards, and derive corrective and preventive measures. 


BW LPG’s workforce may utilise the third-party whistle-blowing channel to report safely and confidentially any misconduct. The hotline is available on our intranet and reports can be made in multiple languages. All reports are anonymous. For stakeholders and other external parties that has something to report or other inquiries, a contact form and contact information can be found here: 


BW LPG has zero tolerance for any violation of labour and human rights. Any employee, including senior management, found to be in violation of this Policy will be subject to disciplinary action. Our guidelines and policies contain regulations on how the group shall cease or mitigate the risk of adverse impacts on human rights and decent working conditions.

Risk Assessment

The aim of the due diligence is to identify actual and potential adverse impacts on fundamental human rights and decent working conditions that BW LPG has either caused or contributed toward, or that are directly linked to BW LPG’ operations, products or services through the supply chain or business partners. The due diligence process includes monitoring of BW LPG’ performance through audits conducted both in its own and suppliers business, through follow-up on reports from the whistle-blowing channel (if any), management-labour dialogue, information requests to suppliers and business partners and other measures suitable to identify and assess risks related to human rights and decent working conditions.

BW LPG acknowledges the need to continuously monitor and ensure compliance with labour laws and fundamental human rights. However, it has not been identified significant risks relating to adverse impacts and decent working conditions. We expect that these measures are sufficient to mitigate the risk of adverse impacts in the future. We strive to continuously monitor our operations, supply chain and business relationships, and communicate with relevant stakeholders, also through whistle blowing channels to swiftly detect changes in the basis for this risk assessment.