HSSE stands for Health, Safety, Security, and Environment, but what
it really means is that our behaviour as a global organisation must be a
model of excellence so that we have credibility in the eyes of our
stakeholders. It is not enough that we be leaders in the fields of
shipping, logistics, marine or solutions, we must also be leaders in the
field of ethical, safe, secure and environmentally sustainable
Your support for GAC’s strong standard of corporate ethics is of
utmost importance and you would also be aware that there is a ten
thousand dollar prize for the GAC company that best exemplifies the
environmental practices that are good not only for business, but also
for the world we live in.
I would invite you to think about your role in GAC, and what part you
can play in making GAC a greener company and the world a cleaner place.
One way of doing this is through participating in the GAC Corporate
Academy course- HSSE. It is vital that we have credibility in the
eyes of our stakeholders, as well the best interests of our own future
generations in mind. Because business that destroys the environment is
not good business, and our responsibility as a business is not just to
do well, but to also do good.
Why We Forecast Learning & Development Group VP– HR, Jan Farnelid
One of the key strategic objectives of the GAC Group is learning and
development, and the forecasting and budgeting process is a key activity
in our business. It gives us a strategic direction to work on through
the year. We forecast and plan for our future business, and our budgets
give us targets for what we need to achieve. Why is this news to you?
Because the Learning &
Development Forecast will soon be underway, and if you want to take
part in any of the training opportunities we offer through GCA, then
this is the time to talk to your manager or GLO.
Your Company Manager and GLO will be gathering nominations of
potential participants in GCA courses, and based on this information,
GCA will schedule and prepare courses launches according to the
projected demand. This advance planning helps direct strategic learning
objectives at the company level – and also creates the GAC Corporate
Academy course portfolio and schedule for the subsequent year. It is
also important to think about identifying and budgeting for learning
needs at all levels of the business – individual, team, business area
and company. The Learning & Development Forecast needs to be as
accurate as possible, so that there are enough seats created in GCA for
everyone who wishes to avail the opportunities for growth.
The planning and forecasting process needs to be realistic - and
created with the expectation of meeting these targets. As we will soon
be starting this process for 2011, we invite people across the GAC World
to think about their learning and development ambitions, and the role
you will play in helping make GAC a great learning organization.
As a sales-focused organisation, it is very important for our people
across the GAC World to first and foremost understand the magnitude of
To put it simply, if we aren't aware of the full range of products
and services that GAC offers, then we aren’t able to provide integrated
and complete solutions to our customers’ wishes.
In supporting GAC people to have a detailed understanding of our
business, you have the opportunity to engage with colleagues across the
GAC World to learn about our products and services – courses such as GAC
Logistics Business (GLB) and GAC Shipping Business (GSB).
These courses are designed to give you a detailed understanding about
what we do and how we do it. We focus on cross-over services and
selling more GAC, as ultimately we want you to be able to identify
different opportunities from your customers.
With a detailed knowledge of our business, we encourage you to be
equipped with excellent skills in selling, relationship building, and
customer service. To enable this, we invite you to fine tune your skills
in our new Profitable Customer Relationships (PCR) which will launch in
Q4 this year. We also invite you to hone your sales skills in the new
online GAC Sales Handbook (GSH) course which will launch through GCA
early next year.