Ventspils nafta termināls

VNT declared the Best employer in Kurzeme


VNT declared the Best employer in Kurzeme

October 25, 2013 / News

On Friday, 25 October, ““Ventspils nafta” termināls” (VNT) received the Employers’ Confederation of Latvia (LDDK) award for “Best Employer in the Region”. The best employers were determined by examining the companies’ performance, corporate social responsibility, development and finance indicators. 

“We were honoured to be nominated for the award, and even more honoured to receive it. This recognition will serve as a motivation to work even harder and to expand our attention to not only achieving better results in business, but also such corporate management aspects as work environment, social responsibility and concern for the environment. I would like to mention that the foundation for our company’s success is the achievement of every employee working at VNT. During the last couple of years we have constantly worked on introducing a company culture that promotes employee participation, creativity, contribution and responsibility for projects. Several basic prerequisites such as employee development, motivation and satisfaction are necessary for the further and long-term development of a company”, stated Managing Director of VNT Lars Pantzlaff. 

The award for the Best Employer in the Region is granted by evaluating several criteria – efficient company management, commitment to corporate social responsibility, participation in employer organisations thus strengthening the social dialogue, as well as criteria stating that the company has no employment legal relationship and labour protection violations, and no tax debts. The evaluation process was based on the data provided by “Lursoft”, the State Revenue Service, the State Labour Inspectorate, as well as, trade and regional employer organisation assessment on the company’s involvement in social work. 

“This is the sixth year the LDDK awards the best employers in the region. We continue this tradition to express our gratitude to entrepreneurs who not only successfully develop their own business, but also take care of their employees and their work environment by having long-term perspectives. It is necessary to express our gratitude at least once a year to emphasise the importance of what these entrepreneurs are doing not only for the economy of the region, but also for the economy of Latvia. Furthermore, the entrepreneurs are given an opportunity to share their “formula for success” with other Latvian employers”, says General Director of the LDDK Līga Menģelsone.

VNT provides transit services – storing, transhipping and receiving crude oil and petroleum products from pipelines, rail tank cars and tankers. VNT is the largest and most technologically advanced crude oil and petroleum product transhipment company in the Baltic States with the total tank farm capacity of 1.2 million cubic metres.