On Thursday, 23 February, for the third year in row Ventspils nafta termināls received an award in the category Best Employer in Kurzeme Region presented by the online recruitment company CV-Online Latvia.
VNT was recognised as the most desirable employer in Kurzeme, in turn in Zemgale it was Dobeles dzirnavnieks, in Vidzeme – Cēsu alus, and in Latgale – Latvijas maiznieks.
«Every day we engage employees in the decision making process, support implementation of their ideas, ensure career opportunities and take care of their families. This award acknowledges that we are going in the right direction, and we will continue to implement new measures to improve the well-being of our employees,» emphasises VNT Communication Projects Manager Janīna Biteniece. As the main reasons for choosing VNT as the best employer in Kurzeme, the respondents stated the motivating remuneration and additional bonuses (31%), good reputation of the company (22%) and great career opportunities (18%).
VNT takes care of its employees and implements various measures to improve the work environment, for example, special industrial bicycles purchased for a convenient movement in the company’s 100 ha wide territory, as well as outdoor tables for having lunch and holding meetings. The terminal organises training sessions for its employees, experience exchange trips and team-building events. VNT also invests into the development of Ventspils, where the families of VNT employees live. Last year, we supported a number of important local events in town, for example, purchased equipment for the North Kurzeme Regional Hospital, and provided numerous support for schools attended by the children of our employees.
The performance of the company was also recognised by governmental and non-governmental organisations. In 2016, for the second year in a row, VNT received a Platinum award in the Sustainability Index, and the VNT contractor safety improvement program was awarded Responsible business initiative of the year on the CSR idea market. The Employers’ Confederation of Latvia named VNT Best Employer in Kurzeme Region, and the Ministry of Welfare granted us the status Family friendly company. Furthermore the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development awarded VNT the title of Bicycle Friendly Company for an active promotion of the cycling culture.
The survey TOP Employer 2016 had been carried out by the online recruitment company CV-Online from 6 December 2016 until 22 January 2017, and involved a record number of respondents – almost 12 000 people.
VNT provides transit services – receipt, storage and handling of crude oil and petroleum products that come by pipelines, rail tank cars and tankers. VNT is a technologically advanced terminal and the largest crude oil and petroleum products transshipment company in the Baltic States with a total tank capacity of 1.2 million cubic meters.