Employment policy

Providing high-quality services in the field of maritime transport above all implies strict adherence to the international regulations governing maritime safety. In turn, this is directly dependent on the professionalism of captains, crews, and the associated shore-based personnel.

We regard Sovcomflot’s team as an important competitive advantage for our group. Our personnel policy is aimed at the preservation, strengthening and development of human resources. The company pays particular attention to maintaining a high level of social protection for its team. Sovcomflot is a dependable and stable employer, which complies with all the legal requirements regarding employment, and strictly fulfils its financial obligations to employees. This is appreciated by our personnel, as evidenced by a consistently high retention rate: in 2021 this reached 97.5% for officers and 96.2% for ratings.  

SCF Group carefully plans the career and professional development of its employees. In 2021, 685 fleet employees received promotion, including 129 senior officers, 258 junior officers, and 256 ratings, of which 65 were promoted to officers.  

Over the past year, 710 of SCF’s fleet officers participated the seminars organised by different SCF offices.   

The key directions for human resource management activities in 2021 are: 

Corporate pension programme

The pension programme designed for Sovcomflot seafarers has been functioning since 2007, and is being implemented jointly with Ingosstrakh Life. Sovcomflot makes monthly contributions from its own funds for seafarers, in proportion to the time worked on a ship.   

Upon reaching retirement age (60 years), the programme participants may receive the accumulated funds at any time, either in full or in monthly payments.  

At the beginning of 2022, 4,573 shipboard employees of SCF Group were members of the pension programme. Since the beginning of the programme, 768 seafarers have received pension payments totalling some 220 million roubles. 

At present, sailors, motormen and mess stewards are covered by another pension programme implemented by the company in cooperation with the Russian Seafarers Trade Union.