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At Trafigura, our people are the heart of our business. We are proud of our meritocratic working environment – one that is forged in an atmosphere of integrity, ethical conduct, equal opportunity and mutual respect. We set high standards for ourselves and our partners in our day-to-day activities.

The way we work handbook, which is given to all new employees on their first day, defines Trafigura’s values and its distinctive working culture, providing clear and simple principles for everyone to follow.

The accompanying video was made for new joiners to the company. Some of our senior managers from around the world explain how to have a successful career at Trafigura.

How we create value

At its core, Trafigura is a service company. We create value by connecting counterparts, organising value chains and developing physical commodity markets reliably, efficiently and responsibly.
We differentiate ourselves from competitors through our:

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The way we work

The way we work

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Global reach and scale
Global reach and scale

Global reach and scale

We forge valuable connections between suppliers, processors and end-users through our global network, efficient logistics and unparalleled market understanding. Our activities are central to the global economy – we deal with governments, state-owned companies and leading multinationals.

Logistics and infrastructure
Logistics and infrastructure

Logistics and infrastructure

We create and develop active trade routes. Where infrastructure does not exist, we build it. If it is already there, we invest to improve it.

End-to-end service
End-to-end service

End-to-end service

Our services add value at every stage of the chain. We are committed to reliable delivery – to the right place, at the right time, with the right specification.

Independance
Independance

Independance

As a private business, we put customers first. Our role is to enhance the value they derive from their trade. We do that by fostering long-term partnerships that deliver sustained growth.

 

Financial strength and expertise
Financial strength and expertise

Financial strength and expertise

Our business model is resilient, even in volatile market conditions. We systematically manage and mitigate a complex range of operational and financial risks.

Responsibility
Responsibility

Responsibility

We seek to earn and maintain a social licence to operate in the many countries and communities where we are active. We are committed to operating a systematic and rigorous approach to the management of risks. We engage with our partners and other stakeholders about our activities.

What we expect from our employees

Trafigura’s ability to meet customer needs is rooted in the following simple set of values and behaviours:

  • Listen, challenge and innovate
  • Collaborate, support and empower
  • Take accountability for, and deliver against, ambitious targets
  • Act responsibly

 

The way we work should be read in conjunction with the Trafigura Code of Business Conduct, our Corporate Responsibility Policy and HSEC Business Principles.

The way we work

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