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Our values, shown on our About page, connect closely with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We are called to care for people, to fight for justice, to be kind in actions and courageous in humility. SDG is the corporate way of saying all of this.

Hover or click on a Sustainable Development Goal below to see how it is directly linked to the Mission.

No Poverty

Many Seafarers do not receive a living wage. Whatever they earn is sent home to support their families. One Seafarer from the Philippines supports 15 family members on his wage.

The Mission to Seafarers actively advocates for fair wages and conditions for Seafarers.

MTS collects and distributes donated goods to Seafarers in need. 

Zero Hunger

MTS partners with Oz Harvest to help fight food waste.

Volunteer cooks produce meals for Seafarers from donated food that would otherwise be wasted.
We actively listen and respond to reports from Seafarers regarding lack of food or good quality food onboard.

Good Health

As part of a worldwide charity MTS actively aims to advance the physical and mental health of Seafarers.

We facilitate shore leave which provides rest and respite to crews.  This in turn leads to a healthy supply chain.

We provide a 24/7 Chat to a Chaplain line to aid mental health. 

The Mission has directly facilitated over 1200 Covid vaccinations during the pandemic.

Quality Education

The Mission strives to engage and inform the community regarding the importance of Seafarers and the fact that over 95% of all goods are transported by sea.
MTS hosts students from a pastoral placement program, whose aim is to educate the participants on the many aspects of charity and plight of Seafarers.
We work with local schools to broaden their knowledge of the importance of the Seafaring community.
We participate in a scheme to transport children from a lower socio-economic housing area to school every day. Enhancing their opportunity to receive continuous education.
We provide Seafarers with education, information and opportunities to engage in courses and free data.

Gender Equality

The Mission’s culture is one of inclusion and collaboration.
We are proud members of Women in Maritime and advocate for the empowerment of women at all levels.
We advocate for gender equality and diversity in the Maritime industry, specifically fighting against prejudice, intolerance and injustice based on gender or sexual preference.

Clean Water and Sanitation

We actively ensure regulation 3.2 of the MLC is upheld for all Seafarers guaranteeing they have “access to good quality food and drinking water provided under regulated hygienic conditions … that is of appropriate quality, nutritional value and quantity that adequately covers the requirements of the ship and takes into account the differing cultural and religious backgrounds.”

Affordable energy

The Mission takes its responsibility to the environment seriously. We proactively work to reduce our emissions.
Our Centre has solar panels installed. From these panels we are able to charge our zero-emission electric vehicle. In the future, we aim to add electric buses to our fleet.
Recycling, reducing and reusing our resources is actively pursued in the Mission. These activities and behaviours are modelled to Seafarers.
We support international efforts to have cleaner vessels globally.

Decent Work

The Mission regularly protects labour rights and promotes safe working environments for Seafarers. The Modern Slavery Act is a significant tool to ensure decent work and sustainable economic growth for Seafarers. We actively lobbying for the Seafarers who have not been paid or underpaid and whose Seafarers Employment Agreements are unjust.


We encourage and support any industry, innovation and infrastructure that creates a safer work place, conditions and wellness for Seafarers.

Reduced inequalities

We actively lobby to reduce income inequalities for crews.

We seek to have the ILO minimum basic wage for Seafarers increased.

Sustainable Cities

Many Seafarers come from countries where there is inadequate housing and infrastructure. Seafarers work onboard ships to raise the living standards of their families. The Mission’s support of a living wage for Seafarers, supports them in these efforts.

Responsible production

We regularly seek to be responsible through work place audits to ensure we are reducing our consumption of resources.
We endeavour to maximise the effectiveness of our activities, reducing waste and inefficiency.
Water, electricity and paper use are our current focus areas.
We collaborate with Oz Harvest to reduce food waste.
We actively encourage donations of used goods to be recycled and reused.

Climate Action

The Mission has solar panels installed on our Centre roof. We also have storage batteries. These measures greatly reduce our electricity consumption from the grid.
Solar panels also charge our zero emissions electric vehicle.

Life Below Water

Our proactive environmental protection and awareness covers all areas of the Port and its waterways. Being an advocate for the environment and particularly the marine environment is crucial for our Mission.

Life on Land

Our proactive environmental protection and awareness covers all areas of the Port and its land. Being an advocate for the environment and particularly the natural environment is crucial for our Mission.

Peace, Justice

The Missions own values are “Kindness, Justice and Humility”. We strive to uphold the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, which aims to ensure comprehensive worldwide protection of the rights of Seafarers.
We collaborate with stakeholders and agencies to ensure that Seafarers have protected and confidential reporting avenues.


We engage proactively with port stakeholders to ensure a healthy and resilient supply chain.