Diversity and Human Rights

With over 50 nationalities represented across 35 countries, we are a truly global workforce.

A diversity of cultural backgrounds, perspectives and experiences is critical to the innovative thinking and creative solutions we rely on as a global business. Our commitment to inclusiveness and human rights is formalised in our Code of Conduct. Our Human Rights and Labour Policy further echoes our commitment to respecting internationally recognized human rights, as well as international standards such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and International Finance Corporation Performance Standard on Labour and Working Conditions. These principles are strictly adhered to across our global operations.

Our Integrity Hotline is open to anyone internally or externally as a fully confidential channel, to report any concerns relating to human and labour rights within our operations and supply chain.

Case studies

Inclusion and cultural diversity training

We have introduced in-person training on our corporate values, cultural diversity and inclusion. Through facilitated discussions and interactive debates, these sessions help our employees better understand and respect cultural similarities and differences in the work place. In 2018, we delivered this training to employees in 12 countries.

The Maritime Sector needs more women to thrive

Aylin Coskun, one of Turkey’s first ever female captains and now COFCO International’s Head of Supramax Freight Operations, shares her personal story and why it is a missed opportunity to not give equal opportunities for women to thrive in the maritime sector.