We strive to ensure that our employees can feel safe, well, and satisfied in their workplace. Naturally, our goal is that there should be no workplace accidents, and that we should be able to provide support and appropriate measures to minimize illness.
Our systematic occupational health and safety process, with procedures for safety rounds, action plans, and follow-up, is thoroughly implemented, and a natural part of our work. Risk and consequence assessments are carried out for all changes, and close collaboration with unions helps ensure any risks are detected at an early stage.
We have zero tolerance for workplace accidents that lead to absence. In recent years, we have focused in particular on incident reporting as an important aspect of preventative work, which we can see in an increase in the number of reported incidents in our flavor operations. By aiming to achieve increased reporting of incidents, we improve our opportunities to prevent accidents.
We are currently reviewing definitions and metrics for our work with health and safety within the Group.
The COVID pandemic has had a significant effect on the last two years’ sickness absence, and for FY22 too the figures are considerably higher than previously amongst our production employees, due to the restrictions in place during the pandemic. Sickness absence in office workers has reduced compared to before the pandemic, however, which may be a consequence of increased opportunities to work from home. Our goal is to return to the level before the pandemic.