All aboard is all important: Höegh Autoliners joins alliance to improve diversity in the maritime industry

DATE 24.05.2022

Höegh Autoliners is proud to be one of the founding members of All Aboard – The Alliance for a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Maritime Industry (hereafter All Aboard Alliance).

We firmly believe that the need for focus on diversity, equality, and inclusion has never been stronger. And that we owe it to both the present and the future to improve collectively.

“We need to gather all efforts in a united maritime focus to improve focus on diversity and inclusion in our industry to ensure quality and fairness. Therefore, we are proud to be a founding member of the All Aboard Alliance. To us, diversity, equality and inclusion are three all-important pillars of our commitment to our people” says CEO of Höegh Autoliners, Andreas Enger.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been yet another proof underlining the need for an even more strategic, immediate and collective focus in making the industry more inclusive by supporting employees’ sense of belonging, wellbeing and empowerment, says Andreas Enger:

“At Höegh Autoliners we continuingly strive to create a safe workplace where everyone feels valued and empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. And where everybody has equal opportunities no matter their background, gender, sexual orientation or religion. This is not a timed project with an end date, but an ongoing cultural effort where we absolutely need to succeed. By being a founding member of the All Aboard Alliance we hope to contribute to the spreading of the focus and need for action to even more members of the maritime family.”

Committed to upholding a permanent focus

Höegh Autoliners is at its base a diverse company with employees of 22 different nationalities based in 16 countries all around the world. The company is shaped by a range of perspectives and conducting business across nationalities, regions and continents, the workforce more often than not reflects this. But this does not automatically ensure diversity or inclusivity. Ensuring this needs constant work and commitment, says Chief HR and Communications Officer at Höegh Autoliners, Laura Exner: 

“An ongoing and dedicated focus to continuingly improve our inclusivity both as colleagues and company is needed to ensure that diversity and equal opportunities is not just company values but things that permeate our way of being at all times at Höegh Autoliners. We are proud to be part of this very needed initiative. And we are committed to upholding a permanent focus on these industry pillars, as we see them.”

At Höegh Autoliners we have a values and competency-based approach to search, selection and recruitment that focuses on what skills candidates have rather on who people are.

At the core of our people development approach, we offer everyone access to learning and development through our digital learning platform, promoting internal opportunities where possible to all, supporting continuing professional development and empowering our leaders to actively support development through dialogue with their people.

To support employees in their work-life balance, we provide flexibility and guide leaders on the wellbeing of their teams.

For more information, please contact:

Andreas Enger, CEO
+47 901 31 228 Laura Exner, Chief HR and Communications Officer
+ 47 982 64 203 Media contact: 
Jakob Stig Dyvik, Head of Communications
+47 919 28 321

About Höegh Autoliners:

Höegh Autoliners is a leading global provider of RoRo (Roll On Roll Off) transportation services delivering cars, high and heavy and breakbulk cargoes across the world. The Company operates around 40 RoRo vessels in global trade systems and makes about 3 000 port calls each year. Our purpose is to develop innovative solutions for greener and more sustainable deep sea transportation. We are on a path to a zero emissions future and are working closely with customers and partners to achieve this. Höegh Autoliners has its head office in Oslo, Norway and employs around 375 people in its 16 offices worldwide and around 1 250 seafarers.

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