The most important element in our company. We believe that a great workplace can build great workforce. We aim to create an environment where employees and communities thrive.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The maritime industry has been and still is male dominated. A global company like us appreciates diversity.

Our engagement survey results showed a company culture characterised by zero-tolerance for harassment and discrimination, a place where differences are valued and respected, and a stable percentage of females in the organization. 

These can be improved and we believe an even more diverse workforce is valuable for several reasons:

  • It allows us to access the broadest talent pool possible
  • It enables better decision making and increased value creation
  • It is part of our social responsibility, contributing to higher workplace participation

We aim to enrich our workforce with diversity and we will continue to include diversity criteria in our talent programmes.

Harassment and discrimination based on race, gender or similar grounds, or other behaviour that may be perceived as threatening or degrading, is not acceptable. To ensure we strive to build a culture where employees feel safe and are heard and accepted for who they are and what they bring to the workplace, we conduct an annual Engagement Survey capturing discrimination, harassment, and inclusion.

People make our strategy come alive. Simply put: People are our most valuable asset. That is why we take pride in creating an attractive, engaging, and safe workplace, and nourishing a culture where employees around the world deliver the right results, the right way. Since our strategic ambitions require us to change and transform the businesses we are in, we need to ensure we have engaging and inspiring leaders and offer employees the possibility to grow and excel.

Competence Development

To truly live our vision of shaping the maritime industry and building on our values, learning and innovation and teaming and collaboration, we consistently work to stay relevant and ensure we have the skills and competencies necessary to create business value today and in the future.

Our approach to learning includes three simple words – learn, apply, and share. By learning something new, applying it in our work, and sharing it with our colleagues, we know we create greater business impact. A learning organisation with motivated employees contributes to efficient operations and has a positive effect on revenue and earnings.

Personal development plans are integrated in our performance appraisal and review processes. In 2021, employees were encouraged to spend minimum eight hours of training. Our seafarers have extensive, ongoing training throughout the year to comply with rules and regulations and best practice. 

Occupational health and safety

We have ship management and manning offices operating on four continents providing full technical management, crewing and related services for all major vessel types. Simply put: People are our most valuable asset. That is why we take pride in creating an attractive, engaging, and safe workplace, and nourishing a culture where employees around the world deliver the right results, the right way. 

Human rights and employment conditions

We support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights. As an employer, we uphold the freedom of association and recognise the right of our employees to collective bargaining. We are also committed to eliminating all forms of forced and compulsory labour including child labour, modern slavery, and human trafficking, and to eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Local and internationally accepted labour and human rights form the basis for how we treat our employees. To ensure decent working conditions, our People Policy states that we will:

  • provide an engaging and safe work environment with equal opportunities for all employees to contribute and create value
  • offer a professional and consistent management of our people, and
  • offer employees possibilities to grow and excel

We are Maritime Labour Convention (MLC)-compliant. All seafarers’ contracts are in accordance to local Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)s and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) standards. 

Local communities

We care for the local communities in which we have operations and as a responsible employer it is important for us to give back to the communities. Each year, our employees are therefore invited to make a difference in their community by applying for “Do good locally program” funding on behalf of a local not for profit organisation.

Download our 2021 Sustainability Report

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