People

A passion for people

Being a leading logistics partner means introducing world-class practices.

This includes developing employee skills and engagement, improving health, safety and well-being and ensuring workers’ rights.

To support employee advancement, GEFCO’s managers organize regular exchanges with their teams through annual appraisal interviews. We also encourage internal mobility, and provide regular mentoring, coaching and training.

Towards employment stability

To ensure employment security, GEFCO recruited: 1,920 employees on permanent contracts in 2017, representing a 27% increase on 2016 (1,513 recruitments). Turkey and the United Kingdom demonstrated marked progress by converting numerous temporary contracts into full-time jobs.

In 2017, GEFCO received the Happy Trainees label for the second year running, with a 94% “high satisfaction” rating from interns for the time they spent at GEFCO.

Zeroing in on safety

To renew its commitment to employee health and safety, all members of the GEFCO Executive Committee have signed the company’s Health and Safety Policy, aiming to achieve a zero occupational accident and illness rate. In addition, all GEFCO’s managers, regardless of their roles, are involved in the rollout of its safety management system.

Three principles guide GEFCO’s actions:

  • Exemplary behavior
  • Constant vigilance
  • Responsiveness

These apply not only to employees but all service providers and contractors working on GEFCO sites.

To create a successful health and safety culture, GEFCO has also introduced  risk assessment for all its sites and activities. In addition, safety training is provided regularly, and for some job categories safety performance is included in employees’ annual objectives. Regular health-awareness campaigns are also run to encourage employees to adopt a healthy lifestyle and prevent disease.

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