We aim to continue to build a sustainable pipeline of talent, retain best in class staff and create an environment where employees can fulfil their potential. We have a workforce of more than 2,000 personnel at sea and on shore, and are proud of the fact that we have an almost equal gender ratio across shore staff.
All our staff are bound together by common HR policies which conform to local regulations and a solid commitment to work within our Vision, Mission and Values (VMV). In October 2019, new employees attended a VMV training in which the Company's core values were explained and instilled. Leaders within the Company attended a 2-day Leadership Training course, with the aim of developing their potential through a range of theories and activities. Of these leaders, 43.5% are women.
Our people are central to our business, and as such we invest heavily in recruiting, training and retaining a highly-talented workforce. We place emphasis on providing ongoing career advancement opportunities for all personnel, and support individuals in achieving their personal best within our organisation. In a constantly changing industry, we also ensure that all personnel are supported with both in-house and external training and development so that they are always equipped with the skills and insight needed to succeed.
Our Employee Engagement Survey guides our ongoing actions to ensure our people remain engaged, feel empowered and are energised to take on any challenges that may arise.
Our employees are rewarded based on Company and individual performance and on how well they uphold the Company's core values. We conduct annual salary benchmarking, and performance calibration ensures fair compensation and rewards. Additionally, managers are assessed on how well they lead, engage and develop their teams. Critical to this is ensuring that our employees have clarity on the overall goal and are able to execute effectively through individual contributions. Incentives are designed to inspire continued excellence while adapting to evolving business and market trends.
We do not compromise when it comes to creating a safe and healthy work environment. It is equally important to us that all our employees act in a socially responsible manner. Our policies ensure that we comply with governing laws and regulations wherever we operate. We ensure that we provide our employees with a work environment that is free from discrimination, harassment and corruption. The Company has zero tolerance for such conduct.
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