Monjasa refrains from setting a target for more women: "We're in a reasonable place"

Monjasa is one of 24 companies that have joined Danish Shipping's initiative to get more women into shipping, but the company will not set a specific goal for the proportion of women. COO explains why to ShippingWatch.

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Setting a concrete target for what the gender distribution should look like within a number of years can send a positive but questionable signal, says Svend Mølholt, COO of bunker supplier Monjasa.

The bunker company is one among 24 of Danish Shipping's members that have agreed to a charter aimed at increasing the amount of women in shipping. By signing, the companies commit to making a strategy and setting targets for the proportion of women in the company. In addition, a member of the management must be appointed to be responsible for the effort.

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