Aspo’s Code of Conduct and HR policy guide the Group’s operations as a responsible employer. Occupational safety is the most important factor for the wellbeing of Aspo Group’s employees. Health-and safety-related matters must not be neglected in any circumstances for achieving cost savings or profits, particularly not on vessels and in warehouses containing chemicals, other raw materials or food products. In occupational safety, Aspo’s goal is zero accidents.
Aspo does everything in its power to promote professional development and create a supportive working atmosphere. The satisfaction of employees with their work, quality of management and Aspo as an employer is measured through annual employee surveys. Their results are reported at Aspo level in five different categories, see Table Employee Satisfaction Index. Job satisfaction has improved in all categories from the previous year and is at a good level.
Regular development discussions form a key tool in HR management. In 2017, 99% of personnel had their development discussions. Investments are made in training and professional development at all organizational levels. Aspo takes care of its employees’ wellbeing at work by arranging the best possible physical and mental working environment. At Aspo level, the average years of service were 8.54 years (7.63).
The materialization of equality is important for Aspo. The result of the personnel atmosphere survey question “Are men and women treated equally?” was 4.53 on a scale of 1 to 5 (4.45).
The purpose of occupational safety and health is to preserve the physical and mental working ability of personnel and, thus, their good quality of life. This has a direct link to the company’s prosperity and profitability. In Finland, the occupational safety and health matters are dealt with by the occupational safety and health committee. The committee of Aspo had two meetings in 2017 (two meetings in 2016). In addition, meetings were held at places of work. Furthermore, one training day was organized in 2016 for the occupational safety and health committee.
All businesses report the following details regarding personnel:
- Number of personnel by geographical area
- Number of personnel by contract type
- Number of personnel by category
- Age distribution
- Gender distribution
- LTIF and sick leaves of Finnish personnel
- Average age of employees
- Employee turnover rate