By signing the “business statement” (https://www.noseabedmining.org
) companies recognize the importance of driving change through their own actions. As a signatory, your company states publicly its support for a global moratorium on deep seabed mining as a matter of precaution and commits: not to source minerals from the deep seabed; to exclude such minerals from your supply chains; and not to finance deep seabed mining activities.
Endorsing the business statement is primarily a signal to government decision-makers of the growing support from businesses for a global moratorium on deep seabed mining. There is no fee associated with endorsement and there are no additional operational or communications commitments associated with this endorsement. Issuing statements and other communications featuring the statement by signatories is nonetheless welcome, as is outreach by signatories to engage others to sign on.
Importantly, endorsement of the business statement does not represent any formal relationship between the signatory and WWF or any of the other organisations having issued moratorium calls.
Please email Jessica Battle (firstname.lastname@example.org
), Arlo Hemphill (email@example.com
) or Farah Obaidullah (firstname.lastname@example.org
), if you would like to know more.