Voices from the business

EMPLOYEES ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF SUSTAINABILITY WORK

Stena employs 16,000 employees, all of whom work in different ways on the four focus areas for sustainability defined in the organisation.

FOCUS AREA ENVIRONMENT 

LOUISE MCCAFFERTY
ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER, STENA DRILLING

In 2017, we worked mainly on two large projects. The first involved upgrading our ISO 14001 standard to the 2015 version. The work included a review of the entire operations, including an audit conducted by Det Norske Veritas both at the office and on board Stena Clyde. As far as I know, we are the only drilling company in the industry to have certified the entire operations, including rigs and ships. I think we should be proud of that!

In addition, we have done a lot of work on the SuStenability process during the year and have held several internal workshops with the management group, focusing on a stakeholder analysis, business model description, risk analysis and materiality analysis. This was also useful when implementing the ISO process.

FOCUS AREA SAFETY

GERALD KNOL
CAPTAIN STENA SCOTIA, STENA LINE

During the year, I took part in Stena’s Bridge Resource ­Management training. A focus on safety is fundamental to daily operations on board, but it was good to receive further training on the subject. The main thing I took with me from the course is the importance of communication on board. The crew is often made up of different nationalities, backgrounds and cultures, so it is important to ensure that ­everyone understands each other. It is also important to ­create an on board culture in which crew members are helped to remind each other of the importance of being careful and thinking through each operation, even when it’s a routine job.

It was also fun to meet colleagues from other parts of the company, including representatives from management, and to have an opportunity to visit Stena Line’s headquarters.

FOCUS AREA employees 

VIDYA RAI
FINANCIAL DIRECTOR, NORTHERN MARINE ­MANAGEMENT, INDIA

I have had the opportunity to participate in GROW, which is a development programme for employees in the Stena Group. I had heard very positive things about the programme from previous participants and was full of expectations before starting it. Taking part in the programme has developed me in several ways and given me new perspectives. My financial background makes me want to think in numbers, but I have learned to see things in other ways too.

It was also a great opportunity to meet colleagues from other parts of the Group. It’s brilliant to be part of such a large and diversified organisation!

FOCUS AREA community 

TOMAS KIDANE
FORMER SUMMER WORK SUPERVISOR, STENA PROPERTY

During my study period, I worked for three summers as a supervisor for Stena Property. I was in charge of about 30 young people each summer, who were working on various projects in and around the properties. Like me, the young ­people had grown up in the area where we were working. It was fun to be involved and contributing positively to both the living environment and the residents of the area.

I recommend anyone who can, to apply for a summer job at Stena Property. I learned a great deal about practical issues regarding property management and how to work as a leader. We were given very solid introductory training and received good support from the Relationship manager and real estate managers. I have also experienced that the work is an excellent asset – for example, it helped me get the job I have today.