To kick off this month, OceanPact held a “Meeting of Generations” for its internal stakeholders on Wednesday, June 1. The event was attended by OceanPact’s CFO, Eduardo de Toledo, and Rachel Lopes, a commercial intern at OceanPact Geociências.
The objective of the initiative, part of the company’s Diversity Program, was to present how different age groups contribute to the sustainable development of businesses. Currently, there are five groups: Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y or Millennials, Generation Z and Generation Alpha. The main milestones that have influenced each generation, as well as their key features, were presented in the event’s opening session, in order to clarify how socioeconomic and historical contexts can influence behavior, consumption, communication, learning and work. Today at OceanPact, as in the job market as a whole, the bulk of employees are members of generations X and Y.
There was then a discussion between two representatives of different generations: Eduardo de Toledo, 57, Generation X; and Rachel Lopes, 25, Generation Z. They explored topics such as inclusion, careers, learning from mistakes, difference stances, purpose, innovation, results and current challenges when it comes to attracting and retaining talent.
OceanPact believes that different generations have unique skills to add and that through diversity, we can make the most of the individual abilities and characteristics of each employee. Regarding environmental, social and economic issues, the company’s strategy is based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The UN Global Compact’s 10 principles are incorporated into its culture and everyday operations.