With close to 60,000 employees across the globe, people are at the heart of SHV, which means we have a responsibility to ensure a safe and inclusive working environment. Many of our colleagues work in demanding roles and extreme conditions and our ambition is to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for all our employees, visitors and contractors. We aim for zero fatalities or life changing injuries due to the failure of our plant, equipment or safety management systems.
We also want our workforce to be highly engaged, fit for the future and to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we operate. We believe that diverse and inclusive teams understand and reflect their customers and stakeholders better, improve performance and are more creative and innovative. Our goal is to have a minimum of 25% women in senior leadership positions, and at least one member from a different nationality in senior management teams, by 2030. We realise that the journey to become a truly diverse and inclusive organisation will take time. So, having taken the first steps to create our initial strategy and action plan, we are also focusing on a longer-term strategy to ensure inclusivity is fully embedded.
In working towards these goals, we contribute to SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.