Achieving and sustaining an inclusive and diverse culture is one of Skuld's four strategic objectives, as approved by the Board. An inclusive and diverse culture supports Skuld's efforts on SDG 3 'Good health and well-being' and SDG 10 'Reduced inequalities'.
Caring for equity
Skuld's values and commitment to openness, equity and inclusion have moulded a culture where caring for individuals delivers collective benefits.
Equity means recognising that we do not all start from the same place and must acknowledge and make adjustments to imbalances.
Skuld aims to be an inclusive and diverse employer that offers equal opportunities unbiased by gender, age, nationality, sexual orientation, race, religion, or other personal factors.
We continue our work to ensure diversity, equity, and non-discrimination through clearly defined recruitment and compensation processes, promotions and opportunities for development, adjustments to accommodate individual needs, and by fostering a positive working environment that supports non-discrimination, health and safety and work-life balance for all.
Skuld's cross-functional Human Rights Working Group ensures our commitment to human rights is embedded in the organisation. The group works to assess how Skuld, suppliers, and business partners adhere to fundamental human rights, and whether employees enjoy decent working conditions in all our international offices.
Our board-approved Human Rights Policy outlines Skuld's commitment to respect, support, and promote human rights. It includes our commitment to comply with the Norwegian Transparency Act.
Supporting mental health at sea
Skuld co-operates with Norwegian Training Centre (NTC) in Manila, the global shipping community's leading maritime and offshore simulator training service, with the long-term aim to foster a safer life at sea. Together NTC and Skuld will develop and deliver a seminar series for Skuld customers, Mental health for Seafarers.
Support for the LGBTQ+ community
In June 2023 Skuld donated to the Oslo Pride organisation and showed our support for the LGBTQ+ community by flying the rainbow colours on Skuld.com and on LinkedIn during pride month, June.
The colours represent our commitment to inclusivity and equality, and celebrate the diversity that makes us stronger. We stand alongside the LGBTQ+ community in their pursuit of acceptance, respect and love. In our industry we want to foster an environment where everyone can be their authentic selves.
Promoting gender equality in the maritime industry
Skuld is a signatory to WISTA Norway's '40 by 30' pledge promoting diversity in the maritime industry and working to increase the share of women in companies' leading positions to 40% by 2030.
Gender equality is a high priority for Skuld, and our overall goal is to achieve at least 40% of each gender in all managerial and key positions by 2025. We are pleased to have reached 38% in 2023.
Skuld has also committed to ensure equal salary level between genders at all levels (excl. CXO) by 2025.
Benchmarking our performance
Skuld's strong achievement in matters of gender equality and especially female leadership is reflected in our commitment to the SHE Index, which measures and compares gender balance within Scandinavian organisations. Skuld has improved its SHE Index scores year on year, with 70 points in 2023, up from 64 points in 2022.
Supporting women's empowerment
Skuld is a signatory to the UN Women Empowerment Principles supporting the advancement of equality between women and men in Skuld and in society. The principles present seven steps that business and organisations can take to advance and empower women.
"In Skuld we promote an organisational culture which values equity and diversity.
Providing equal employment and career development opportunities is closely linked to our strategy for the future."
Ståle Hansen, President and CEO, Skuld