A critical success factor for the Supermaritime Group has been effective cross-cultural communication and collaboration. We recognize that as our client’s chosen Maritime Logistics and Vessel Agency partner we must ensure that outstanding results are consistently achieved through the cross-culture flow of best practices, knowledge, learning and expertise. Our offices are consistent in offering principals dedication to outstanding customer service, at a very professional level.
Human Resource Management
With a footprint in Africa that stretches over 2 decades, our company has always strived to provide a competitive, but at the same time safe and professional environment for our local and expatriate employees. With a large number of nationalities represented within our company (+20), and a workforce that holds a fair share of female employees, we foster diversity, and recognize that our people are our most valued assets.
Many of our offices, in particular in West-Africa, lie in areas of highly distinct national and regional cultures. As well as different languages, there are also clear differences in strategic and operational business practices across Western and Southern Africa, which is where a large part of our business is transacted. There is one common denominator that binds all our offices together, and that is the well communicated management directives (including our code of conduct) and coordination of our activities through Supermaritime’s global sales and operations office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The Supermaritime Group is committed to acting as a socially responsible company in those regions where our company and staff are operating. This means that we will go further by continually evaluating our business practices using the principle of sustainability. At the heart of sustainability lies the desire to maintain a balance between the economic, environmental and social needs of our world today without compromising the opportunities of future generations. We want our group to always be associated with a respect for human rights, safe work conditions, and environmentally sound business practices, for our own organization and those with whom we partner.
We strive to understand and respect the cultural values wherever we operate. In many countries and regions where our company is active – we prefer to employ local and native employees, and as a result, in many locations our company is recognised as an indigenous business entity. Our employees and management communicate extensively with the communities in whose areas we operate. This is a responsibility we take seriously and it equally provides us with an opportunity to be a positive force for local good. In all our operations – often in hostile and challenging environments – we aim, wherever possible, to use our core competencies to help tackle local community issues where we can make a positive difference.
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