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Odfjell is an international, culturally diverse organization, but we recognize that we need to increase the gender diversity. This challenge is not Odfjell’s alone; it is a challenge for our industry as a whole. We have set an clear target to increase diversity within the shipping shore organization, and aim to reach a minimum 30% gender balance, at all levels, by 2030.

Diversity and Inclusion Odfjell

Diversity goes beyond gender, and it goes beyond age and nationality. It is about all people, all backgrounds, all phases of life. It is about ethnicity, experience, educational background, age, competence, culture, point of view, sexual orientation, religion, and disability. It is also about different perspectives and diversity of thought.

Inclusion puts diversity into action by creating an environment of belonging, respect, and connection. We strive to provide a safe and inclusive workplace for all, where uniqueness is valued, and everyone is treated with respect. Diversity is the mix – inclusion is making the mix work. 

We strive to foster an organization that values diversity, equality and collaboration – and a working environment where employees are valued for their uniqueness, where they can contribute. We seek to develop diverse and inclusive teams of people with a broad range of skills, experience, perspectives and backgrounds.

Why set a diversity target and how do we get there?

We believe that accessing and providing opportunities to a wider talent pool is the right thing to do. We want to provide a representative and inclusive workplace for all, where uniqueness is valued, and everyone is treated with respect. A workforce that will retain and attract tomorrow’s talent.

We believe that increased diversity will improve our ability to innovate, solve problems and stay relevant.To get to increased diversity, we will need to work systematically over time, take specific actions on how we engage with employees. And it starts even before that – it starts when potential employees out there first learn about Odfjell.

We have a strong and proud legacy, and will continue delivering world-class services while renewing our organization to keep our competitiveness over the long run. This includes developing more diverse and inclusive teams with a range of expertise, experience and backgrounds, that will work together to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

We are committed to increasing diversity and putting our words into action. Our organization has a gender imbalance at several levels today. Our target to reach a minimum 30% gender balance at all levels in our shipping shore organization by 2030 is ambitious. 

Beyond established efforts, we have started implementing several new initiatives to boost gender balance and diversity in the areas of recruitment, performance management, retention, compensation review and rhetoric. We also work with and support a range of industry networks.

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