05 | People, culture and values
People, culture and values
Covid-19 turned 2020 upside down – making it a year nobody could have predicted. At Hafnia, we are proud of how we learned to stand together while staying apart. Like all other shipping companies, we were challenged by the travel restrictions prohibiting our seafarers’ movement and forcing our shore staff to work from home. We believe that the world has yet to see the full effects of Covid-19 and its associated physical and mental health consequences.
At Hafnia, we believe that the business and our employees benefit from an inclusive and diverse working environment. Thus, despite living with confinement restrictions in 2020, our diversity efforts continued. We still maintain our ambition to have employees identifying as female form at least 40% of the organisation, including in key management positions, by 2024.
As part of Hafnia’s effort to promote equality, we have introduced measures to improve wage equality during our compensation and benefits review. Management is firmly committed to eliminating any differences in pay based on gender.
We also stand united towards the shared goal of eliminating corruption and bribery in the maritime industry. We recognise that this is not something we can achieve on our own. A global coalition is necessary to stop such a pervasive problem. In 2011, the industry formed the MACN (Maritime Anti-Corruption Network), to work towards an industry free of corruption and to enable fair trade to benefit the society at large. Hafnia joined the MACN in 2014 and continues to contribute and participate as an active member of the network.
At Hafnia we strive to “C A R E” – to be Collaborative, Ambitious, Reliable, and Enduring. We aim to integrate these values in our day-to-day operations and our strategy moving forward. As part of this integration effort, we initiated a value-based leadership programme in 2020 for all shore-based employees with leadership responsibilities.
Prioritising employee wellbeing is not the only way that Hafnia puts people first. The People, Culture & Strategy team has recently launched several initiatives to bring people closer to each other and to gain a broader understanding of the industry. One such initiative is the new ‘Hafnia Employee Assistance Programme’, which aims to assist employees who experience work- or family-related challenges.