Human Rights Policy

SMT's values are fully aligned with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). Should there be a higher standard of protection of Human Rights in the country where an SMT employee operates, the more stringent requirement shall apply.


SMT's Human Rights Policy is applied to all our staff and other workers, whether on shore or at sea. All current and new employees are informed of the Policy and the process in place for any concerns or questions related to human rights to be raised. Employees are also made aware of the whistleblower scheme (which is also available on our website for external stakeholders)


SMT carefully consider any adverse impact on human rights in every aspect of our business and will take appropriate action to ensure that the protection of human rights, as set out in the International Bill of Human Rights, is prioritised.


Our Suppliers Code of Conduct sets out our expectations from all contractors throughout the supply chain. This includes a commitment to ensuring human rights are respected throughout the supply chain. Suppliers are expected to act with due diligence and inform SMT of any cause or contribution that may impact human rights.


The SMT Board and Legal department safeguard the commitment to protect human rights by virtue of:

  • Code of conduct.
  • Suppliers’ code of conduct.
  • Whistleblower Policy.
  • Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy.
  • Diversity and Equality Policy.