Our employees are important to us. Our priority is to ensure that we maintain an engaged and trained workforce who feel empowered to take on any challenge.
At BW LPG, we encourage an open-door consultative culture to encourage active communication across all layers. Town hall meetings are held on a regular basis where Management will share business updates whilst employees are encouraged to give feedback or ask questions. Employees are also kept abreast on company policies, announcements, and updates through the intranet.
BW LPG has a grievance process which involves direct communication between the employee/crew and their Line Manager, with involvement from the Human Resource Department/designated person ashore if required.
We recognise that continued success is dependent on our employees’ ability to have the necessary skills, leadership, and competency. Hence, one of our focus areas is to invest in the learning and development of employees to improve knowledge and working performance. This is managed through the following shown below.
We commit to work in alignment with our Vision, Mission and Values (“VMV”). All new employees and crew are required to attend a VMV training to familiarise themselves with our VMV and Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.
COVID-19 has seen the disruption of numerous training plans. Nonetheless, BW LPG continued with training through virtual platforms. The range of training programmes fall within five overarching categories.
At BW LPG, we respect the rights of the people we employ and work with. We support the principles in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and adhere to fair labour practices. Our policies cover the dimensions shown below.
Fair labour practices for our crew are governed by the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). All crew members are also covered under global and/or local trade union agreements. Onshore employees are covered under local employment regulations.
BW LPG has in place initiatives and programs to promote employee work-life balance, health and mental wellness. The results are shown in our annual employee pulse survey where employees expressed that they were comfortable with their current status of work-life balance.
In August 2020, in celebration of Singapore’s 55th National Day, BW LPG sponsored employees to take part in a 55km Walk/Run/Cycle Challenge. 78% of our employees in the Singapore office participated in this event.