Boliden shall have zero accidents resulting in absence from work (LTI) per month by 2018
The number of accidents leading to absence from work (LTI) decreased by 20% in 2017 from 7.9 to 6.3 per one million hours worked. Efforts to strengthen the safety culture continue unabated and a number of standards were introduced in late 2017 with the aim of both creating safer work environments and boosting risk awareness.
The main reason behind the improvements is the continued focus on leadership commitment, proactive risk management and better employee involvement. Other important activities which have contributed to the positive results are increased knowledge in how to handle organizational and social work environment challenges such as stress, unhealthy workloads and the need for balance in life between work and private life.
The sick leave rate shall not exceed 3.0% by 2018
The sick leave rate increased in 2017 from 4.4% to 4.5%. Boliden is continuing its efforts to prevent and rehabilitate in conjunction with both physical and mental ill health and training managers in the latter area formed an important component of this work in 2017.
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 403-2 for disclosure per country.
Women shall comprise at least 20% of the workforce by 2018
The number of women working at Boliden, calculated as FTE , was 1,001 (976), resulting in a virtually unchanged share of 17.6% (17.8) of the workforce. 116 of the total of 449 new recruits to the company in 2017 were women, or 26% (17) of the total.
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 2017, women accounted for 18.5% (17.8) of the total workforce.