Workplace This section is about working life at AAK: how to remain an attractive workplace for employees, and to make sure that everybody is healthy and safe. AAK’s employees are the company’s most important resource. With 2,728 employees at the end of the year and many different locations across the globe – in production plants, sales offices and sourcing operations – AAK is a diverse company with many different job functions. Common to every employee are the company’s values and Code of Conduct, which govern the way in which business is conducted, how the AAKtion program is executed, and how employees interact with each other and the company’s stakeholders. Combined with the UN Global Compact and the CSR Policy, this provides the framework for AAK as a workplace. Workplace objectives Safety Any work-related injury is clearly unacceptable and AAK constantly strives to be a zero injuries workplace. Since 2009, we have aligned definitions and measured injuries across the AAK Group. We have defined Lost Time Injury Rate (LTIR) as the number of work injuries that result in one or more days/shifts of sick leave per 200,000 working hours. Global LTIR objectives and reporting for previous years have included records for both production sites and sourcing sites in West Africa. Since 2012 we have broken down LTIR at production sites and West African sourcing sites. The safety challenge in West Africa is very difficult and very much related to logistics conditions outside AAK premises with lack of traffic control and very poor road conditions. At our production sites, LTIR increased from 0.5 to 0.6. This is being addressed with further initiatives from our Global Safety Team relentlessly working for a safer workplace. More than half of our production sites did not have any Lost Time Injuries. Lost Day Rate – a measurement of the severity of incidents – also increased from 7.2 to 9.2. At our sourcing sites in West Africa, conditions and challenges are very different. However, LTIR significantly decreased from 4.2 to 2.0 and Lost Day Rate dropped from 14.2 to 8.2. This is, amongst other initiatives, the result of widespread safety training aiming to change the culture into a “safety first” mindset.
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