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Our commitments toward women, men and society

The operational excellence we deliver our clients is based on the day-to-day commitment of our employees, the bearers of the group's values, and on a health and safety culture deeply rooted in our DNA. Our most precious asset? The men and women who comprise BOURBON, for whom we do everything we can to ensure their health, safety and development.

 

Safety management that aligns with the highest industry standards

BOURBON is convinced that to provide the level of service expected by its clients, it is necessary to offer its employees a secure working environment as well as reactive and approachable local supervision. The management of performance in terms of safety is ensured dynamically thanks to digital tools developed in-house or adapted to the group's business areas. To reach the group's "zero-incident" goal, BOURBON continuously develops tools and campaigns aiming to train and raise awareness concerning accident prevention and best practices.

"Concerning safety, nothing can ever be taken for granted, we must continuously question ourselves. That is why we will never cease to hammer home to our employees, clients and suppliers that safety is more than a simple priority for BOURBON, it is the base that underlies the essential part of what we stand for. Through transparency, rigor and the sharing of best practices, we must do everything we can to reach our objectives."

Gaël Bodénès
Group CEO

Security: an ongoing concern

Piracy at sea is a major and permanent concern for all stakeholders of the maritime sector. A significant proportion of BOURBON's fleet and employees operate in West Africa, which has been the epicentre global piracy for a number of years. The group has therefore set up a global organization aimed at the collection and analysis of information regarding maritime security in order to continuously adapt its human, material and organizational measures. This information network enables the group to carefully assess the security environment prior to operations and to develop preventive measures to protect employees and vessels to the greatest extent possible.

An attractive employer brand

The group's operational excellence relies on the men and women it employs. The aim is to attract new employees, to develop talent and to offer interesting working conditions. BOURBON remains an attractive marine services company, enabling it to recruit seafarers and onshore personnel anywhere in the world with relative ease. Candidates appreciate our fleet of modern vessels and the technical aspects of the operations we perform. Our presence in offshore wind energy means that we are recognized as a company which is contributing to the energy transition. We also welcome trainees from merchant navy schools, which are pools of talent for us, and offer ,professional contracts to officer cadets.

Training – a source of loyalty

To promote the key skills and expertise related to the evolution of our activities, BOURBON has set up an online training platform, the Digital Campus, which hosts over 75 training courses which can be accessed on a 24/7 basis. This platform meets the needs for technical and regulatory training as well as the personal development of the group's employees. Technical training is automatically included in the employee skills development program according to their positions and the type of vessel they are working on. Mandatory training courses, such as compliance, traveller safety and cybersecurity, are taken by all employees when they arrive.

The group also develops opportunities for mobility to promote the development and fulfillment of each employee within the company. In terms of internal promotion, for example, critical functions ("group jobs") have been identified for many years and are closely monitored in order to anticipate internal succession plans and career development.

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Contribute to local economic development

Our economic contribution is based on the desire to share value and assets fairly, and to transfer skills locally. One of BOURBON's core values is to enable the territories where it provides its services to benefit from a positive, substantial and responsible economic and social impact.

Our economic contribution is based on the desire to share value and assets fairly, and to transfer skills locally. One of BOURBON's core values is to enable the territories where it provides its services to benefit from a positive, substantial and responsible economic and social impact.

66% of the workforces working in any country are nationals of that country. This figure rises to 84% for onshore positions. Regional anchoring is 73% for the group as a whole. BOURBON has always sought to contribute to the economic development of the countries and regions in which it operates. The processes by which BOURBON’s suppliers are identified and qualified therefore incorporate this dimension. This policy helps us to minimize our supply-side risks.

In addition to improving the local economic fabric, the selection and development of local suppliers can also reduce the time required to complete operations and, correspondingly, their carbon footprints, as well as optimizing the "total cost of acquisition" (reduction of transport, customs and storage costs).

Damien GROSSAS
Procurement Director