Workplaces that promote good health

Posten Norge has a strategic goal to have a working environment that promotes good health, in which nobody is injured or becomes ill as a result of their work.

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The commitment to workplaces that promote good health gives results. The Group’s employees are healthier than ever. Posten Norge now boasts one of the best working environment results in the industry, with fewer sickness absences, a lower level of disability, and a lower H-value (injuries per 1 million worked hours).

Based on the current number of full-time equivalents, the reduction in sickness absence has resulted in 471 more full-time equivalents at work than at the start of 2006. This saves the Group NOK 78 million on an annual basis. At the same time, there has been a reduction in the number of serious lost-time injuries.

The positive trend continued in 2013. The rolling 12-month trend was at 6.9 per cent from December 2012 to May 2013. Since June 2013, this number has steadily fallen. The goal of 6.6 per cent for absence due to sickness for the year was therefore met. This is 0.3 percentage points lower than the previous year.

Satisfied employees
In the same period, the results from the organisation survey show that the Group has a good, stable working environment, with high employee satisfaction. The Group achieved a total score of 78, which is the same result as in 2012.

In 2012 work was started to facilitate an even more healthy lifestyle within a working environment that promotes good health: Increased health competence, increased presence, increased employee satisfaction and several effective groups.