Supporting the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change

As part of the marine industry since 1915, Hempel is proud to communicate our support to the Neptune Declaration. This important initiative supports the well-being of seafarers and more fre-quent crew changes in the industry worldwide.

“More than 300 companies and organisations have signed up to the Neptune Declaration on Sea-farer Wellbeing and Crew Change. As a signatory and supplier to the global marine industry, we wish to show our support to seafarers who play an important role in keeping the world trade going even during the global Covid-19 pandemic,” says CCO of Hempel Michael Hansen. 

The Neptune Declaration has been developed by a taskforce of stakeholders from across the maritime value chain. The Declaration defines four main actions to facilitate crew change and keep global supply chains functioning:

  • Recognise seafarers as key workers and give them priority access to Covid-19 vaccines
  • Establish and implement gold standard health protocols based on existing best practice
  • Increase collaboration between ship operators and charterers to facilitate crew changes
  • Ensure air connectivity between key maritime hubs for seafarers

Please see link to the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change here.



Nina Lomborg Linneke, Communication Manager 
Email: nilo@hempel.com
Phone: +45 6155 1500

About Hempel

As a world-leading supplier of trusted coating solutions, Hempel is a global company with strong values, working with customers in the decorative, marine, infrastructure and energy industries. Hempel factories, R&D centres and stock points are established in every region.

Across the globe, Hempel’s paints and coatings can be found in almost every country of the world. They protect and beautify buildings, infrastructure and other assets, and play an essential role in our customers’ businesses. They help minimise maintenance costs, improve aesthetics and increase energy efficiency.

At Hempel, our purpose is to shape a brighter future with sustainable coating solutions. We firmly believe that we will succeed as a business only if we place sustainability at our heart. Not only is it the right thing to do, it will strengthen our competitive position, make ourselves more resilient and reduce our risk.

Hempel was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1915. It is proudly owned by the Hempel Foundation, which ensures a solid economic base for the Hempel Group and supports cultural, social, humanitarian and scientific purposes around the world.