The number of accidents leading to absence from work (LTI) decreased in 2016 from 8.9 to 7.9 per million hours worked. The proactive safety work has intensified during the year. The LTI frequency has also decreased substantially amongst Boliden’s contractors.
Boliden’s target is to have zero accidents resulting in absence from work every month by 2018.
In 2015 and 2016, Boliden developed proactive measures to improve the control of the business. Examples include the number of risk assessments, the number of security surveys, and participation in safety inspections by leaders.
The aim for Boliden is to put preventive measures in place. See indicator LA6 for information of lost day rate and LTI per country.
The sick leave rate decreased from 4.6% to 4.4% in 2016. The focus has been on increasing managers’ involvement in the prevention and rehabilitation of ill health during the year.
Boliden’s target is to reach 3.0 % by the end of 2018. Boliden works actively with rehabilitation and alternative work in order to reduce both short- and long-term absence. See indicator LA6 for disclosure per country.
The number of female Boliden employees (FTE) was 976 (867), resulting in an unchanged share of 17.8% (17.8) of employees. Women accounted for 17% (22) of new recruits during the year.
When the goal of 20% women in Boliden by year 2018 was set, a calculation was made that every third (33%) of all new employees should be a woman. In the GRI report, when using the method of headcount by 31 December 2016, women accounted for 17.8% (18.4) of the total workforce.