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Everybody home safe, every day

Employees and wider workforce

Stora Enso strives to provide a safe and rewarding workplace for employees and contractors, and to be an attractive employer.​
Opportunities and challenges
As Stora Enso transforms from being a traditional paper producer to focus on renewable materials, the work of our employees and the skills they need also change. Carefully planned people management, starting with responsible leadership, is important wherever we operate – and is particularly relevant to safety.
The restricted availability of suitable employees can sometimes be a challenge to our operations. However, the better educated middle classes in growing markets can provide an expanding pool of potential employees.
Increasing public awareness of health and well-being issues helps us to further our employee health and safety globally. In addition, digitalisation offers opportunities to make working conditions safer by using new applications and innovations. Promoting diversity can also help make us more competitive and innovative.

Our policies
- OHS Mode of Operation
- People Strategy
- Minimum requirements for labour conditions
- Diversity Policy.

How we work​

Occupational health and safety

In occupational health and safety Stora Enso’s main goals are to have a workforce that is motivated, healthy and capable; and to become a workplace free from accidents and work-related illness. While this work begins with our leaders, building up a company-wide safety culture means that everyone is responsible for making every workday healthy and safe.

Safety management at Stora Enso is based on international standards such as OHSAS 18001, but our processes go beyond those requirements. Our Safety Toolbox is a set of tools designed to be used throughout the company. 

Stora Enso’s approach to safety extends also to contractors, suppliers, and on-site visitors. We encourage everyone to give feedback and provide ideas on how to further improve our safety practices. We also cooperate closely with our joint ventures to improve safety. 

Human resources
Leadership in people and safety management is Stora Enso’s top priority. We strive to improve employee performance and engagement and make every effort to hire locally wherever possible. We also have a set of minimum labour conditions to ensure that all employees are treated with respect and fairness.​


Occupational health and safety

In our safety work, lost-time accident rates (LTA) functioned as our key performance indicator (KPI) until the end of 2017. In Q4/2017, the group-wide LTA rate improved to 4.6 but did not reach our goal of 4.0 for the year. In Q4/2017, our Total Recordable Incident (TRI) rate was 7.6. The TRI rate will be the new group-level safety KPI in 2018, which we will start reporting on in the Q1/2018. 
Our LTA and TRI trend 2012-2016
A lost-time accident (LTA) is an accident that leads to the loss of productive work time of one or more days. This can mean delays to the work or the employee involved needing to be absent from work. 

Human resources
Stora Enso's key performance indicator (KPI) for leadership, the Leadership Index, measures employees' perceptions of their leaders. The index is calculated based on our annual employee survey. Our goal has been to reach an index of 80/100 by 2018. In 2016 this target was reached ahead of schedule, with a Leadership Index of 80 (79 in 2015). In 2016 the response rate to our employee survey was 90%.