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