7.1.7Human Resources Reporting

The Company’s Human Resource data covers the global workforce and is broken down into parts which are: operating units, employment type, gender, and age. The performance indicators report the workforce status at year ending 31 December 2015. It includes all staff who were assigned on permanent and fixed-term contracts, employee hires and departures, total number of locally-employed staff from agencies, and all crew working on board the offshore operations units.

Human Resources considers:

  • ‘Permanent’ employees as a Staff member, holding a labor contract for either an unlimited or a defined period (or an offer letter for an unlimited period in the USA). Permanent employees are recorded on the payroll, directly paid by one of the SBM Offshore Group.1
  • ‘Contractors’ as an individual performing work for or on behalf of SBM Offshore, but not recognized as an employee under national law or practise (not part of SBM Offshore companies payroll, they issue invoices for services rendered).

For reporting purposes certain performance indicators report on Construction Yard employees separately. Construction Yards employees for Human Resources reporting purposes consist of employees for yards located in Brazil and Angola. Construction Yard Employees are non-traditional type of SBM Offshore workforce who work on construction yards, which SBM Offshore owns and/or operates in Joint Venture, and are allocated to non-SBM Offshore projects. SBM Offshore includes the Brasa Yard in Brazil and the Paenal yard in Angola in its reporting scope based on partial ownership, operational control including human resource activities and social responsibility for the employees.

Certain differences arise between the headcount numbers reported by Finance and HR. This is due to a disparity in the reporting structure of each function’s data and how employees under notice period that opted for the Voluntary Departure Scheme have been reported. Turnover has been calculated as such; the number of employees of leaving the company in 2015 up to 31 December 2015 by the Headcount at 31 December 2015.

Performance Reviews/Skills Management/Training

In order to ensure people development and optimal distribution of resources within the Company, the Company conducts annual performance reviews for all employees. Globally, the Company uses a common system to grade and evaluate all permanent staff.

A Talent Management and Succession Planning program is in place to discuss the strengths, development needs and potential future career paths of SBM Offshore employees, taking into account certain criteria, and identifies those who have the potential to take on greater leadership roles today and tomorrow.

SBM Offshore reports its Human Resources data in Operational Segments which correspond to different regions and segments of SBM Offshore population which is a more relevant breakdown method for SBM Offshore’s stakeholders.
SBM Offshore has also chosen to disclose Training information in the employee categories onshore/ offshore as a relevant breakdown method for SBM Offshore’s stakeholders, as these are two very different types of populations at SBM Offshore. All employees receive regular performance and career development reviews, therefore breakdown per employee category and gender is not appropriate. SBM Offshore reports its e-learning Ethics & Compliance training of permanent staff only.