OSM Maritime Services has been in the manning and shipping business for 28 years and has attributed success to its valuable and primary asset — its people!
“IT’S ALL ABOUT PEOPLE! is OSM’s motto, the guiding light that governs its vision of being a long-term partner for its customers, a home for its people and an asset to society.
OSM Group Chairman and Founder, Mr. Bjorn Tore Larsen, has explained the context that, “IT’S ALL ABOUT PEOPLE is basically about the RIGHT PEOPLE … the right people who live our values, has a passion for what we are doing, has a passion for our service, has a passion for our customers and who really would like to win. We never, ever, really want to give up, and our people really have to have that fire inside. ”
OSM’s noble vision is kept ablaze by set values. As the OSM Chairman adds, “our products may change, our strategies may change but our values don’t change. They are the pillars of which we are built on.”
The welfare of its people being is the core of OSM’s business; persistent in contributing to the good of society. OSM has gained the respect of the maritime industry.
From 2000-2013, OSM has been bestowed awards by the POEA, like Special Citation for Exemplary Welfare Services for its Seamen and Allotees, Top Performer (2000, 2002 and 2005) and Award of Excellence (2009 and 2013) while being Consumer Union of the Philippines’ Outstanding Shipping Agency (2001 and 2002).
On October of 2017, OSM has received the prestigious ASIA CEO AWARDS for Heart For OFWs Company of the Year as a corporation that implements specific programs to produce positive and significant effect to OFWs and their families. Relatively small among global giants, the award is akin to David overcoming Goliants, Pres. Mailyn Borillo explains, “I think OSM won this award because of our strong collaborative efforts to provide services that go the extra-mile to produce positive and significant effects for our OSM seafarers and their families.
We strengthened and carefully planned an enhanced program for our seafarers and for the OSM Seafarers Family Club (OSM SFC). We have conducted numerous seminars on a variety of important topics such as health, investing, leadership, family and personal development.
Across all 10 chapters of the OSM SFC we saw an increase in quarterly engagement and have experienced a considerable increase in participation levels. It is really heartwarming that the improvements we have implemented are being noticed.”
More, OSM has established the OSM-Adonis Donato Foundation to give college scholarships grants to deserving high school graduates poor communities and OSM seafarers’ ratings and employees. The foundation also conducts Social Development Initiatives (SDI) to provide trainings and seminars to students and teachers to further develop skills and assist selected public high schools improve facilities and educational programs.
OSM invests in the development of its shore staff by providing activities, trainings and policies geared towards work and building life relationships! In essence, technical trainings are given enhance job-related skills and, likewise, provide personal trainings and practical life coaching on health, finances and family relationships.
In short, OSM believes in doing the best that it can to develop each member of the organization to their highest potential . In so doing it can pave the way for limitless opportunities and impact its customers and OSM as a whole. As Stephen Covey reiterates, “Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.”
On March 21, 2018, OSM bagged Nordic Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Employer of the Year award, a heartwarming recognition of all the efforts of OSM leaders worldwide, its hard-working pool of seafarers, officers, support crew and employees — working hand-in-hand to achieve success in business and personal life!
Certainly, IT’S ALL ABOUT PEOPLE and will always be!