V.F. Tanker has received an Employer Compliance Certificate

V.F. Tanker has received an Employer Compliance Certificate

The company envisaged in the register of employers who guarantee respect for employment and labor rights of their employees


The Government Labor Inspectorate for the Nizhny Novgorod Region has included
V.F. Tanker Ltd. (part of UCL Holding) in the register of employers who guarantee respect for employment and labor rights of their employees.

The official certificate awarding ceremony took place on November 20, 2017.

Based on the results of the shipping company’s participation in the Russia-wide project “Declaration of activities in connection with the exercising of employees’ employment and labor rights” the company has received an Employer Compliance Certificate.

In the Nizhny Novgorod region, this declaration project is being implemented under the auspices of the Government Labor Inspectorate with the participation of the Nizhny Novgorod Association of Manufacturers and Entrepreneurs and Oblsovprof (Nizhny Novgorod Regional Trade Unions Organization).

The assessment of compliance of V.F. Tanker Ltd. activities with the requirements of the labor law and the labor protection provisions was performed based on the twenty main criteria, including hiring procedure; observance of provisions of the effective labor remuneration legislation; conduct of a special-purpose evaluation of working conditions and availability of personal protective equipment to employees; zero work accident rate during the year; etc.

“We regard the received Employer Compliance Certificate not only as a certain result of our company’s work, but also as recognition of the corporate social responsibility policy implemented  by all UCL Holding entities”, noted Sergey Bryzgalov, V.F. Tanker Ltd. Managing Director. “One of the top priority areas that our company gives special attention to is our continuous efforts aimed at occupational hazard management and development of an efficient system of measures to ensure occupational safety for each and every employee”.


V.F. Tanker forms part of the VBTH shipping division of UCL Holding international transportation group consolidating a variety of Russian shipping, railway, stevedore and logistic companies.

Established in 2000, V.F. Tanker specializes in liquid bulk cargo transportation by inland and international waterways. The company operates over 80 vessels of the total deadweight of 400,000 ton, including 30 river-sea class ships performing all-year-round voyages.

In 2010, the company adopted a Safety Management System that meets the requirements of the International Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and Pollution Prevention, the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), and is certified by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.

Since June 2017, the company has been implementing the corporate program “Improvement of Safety Management Quality”.

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