A safe and inspiring workplace

Driving the change towards a low-emission energy system means taking energy production into a new direction. Together we make this change happen. We create solutions for a cleaner world that our employees can be proud of. In a motivating work atmosphere that challenges old ways of doing things, we believe our people can grow. We want to be a responsible employer who invests in the safety, development and wellbeing of our personnel.

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Focus on diversity

We promote equal treatment and opportunities in the recruiting, remuneration, development and career advancement of people - regardless of the employee’s ethnic origin, religion, political views, gender, age, nationality, language, sexual orientation, marital status or disabilities. Any form of harassment is strictly forbidden and addressed immediately.

The average age of a permanent employee is 42.9 years. The share of employees over 50 years old is 29%.

Fortum is included in the Equileap 2018 Gender Equality Global Ranking, which puts us amongst the global leaders in promoting gender equality in the workplace.

In addition, we are included in the EY Women in Power and Utilities index. In the latest ranking we hold place 16 globally and place 7 in Europe.

We think safety first

For us, excellence in safety is the foundation of our business. We believe that all work injuries are preventable when we all take responsibility for safety. Potential risks are addressed in time and measures are taken to safeguard against these. Good operational safety is an absolute prerequisite for efficient operations in terms of the employees and the environment. We have common goals for safety and strive for continuous improvement.

We have already achieved good safety performance level and our target is to have zero severe occupational accident in 2019. Even though the injury frequency for our own personnel was at a historically low level (LWIF 0.2), contractor safety continues to be a challenge (LWIF 4.8). Therefore we continuously aim to develop contractor safety. Unfortunately, two fatal occupational accidents occurred for our contractors in 2018.

Supporting employee well-being and personal development

The energy sector is changing and so are we as a company. We want to support our people in the face of megatrends challenging the industry. Their well-being and work-life balance is of utmost important to us as our people make Fortum what it is today and will be in the future.

The aim of our work well-being model ForCARE is to promote the health and occupational safety of our employees by continuously improving all aspects related to their work environment. In 2019, we aim to reduce sickness-related absences by, e.g., ensuring similar practices in all countries for remote and alternative work, and by focusing on factors that wellbeing surveys have identified as being supportive of working capacity and wellbeing.

Our Open Leadership framework supports cooperation across units and aims to create an environment that fosters innovation, flexibility and agility.


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