Health and safety in the workplace
The absence rate has fallen from 3.4% in 2009 to 2.9% in 2015. The rate of 2.9% during the year under review was slightly above the prior year. The increase is due to the flu outbreak in the first quarter as well as a slight rise in non-work-related accidents. The goal in 2016 is to once again reach 2.8% and, if possible, reduce the absence rate even further. Because of the slightly higher number of non-work-related accidents, Swisscom began a three-year non-work-related accident campaign in cooperation with SUVA. This campaign has a number of different elements, including the sale of protectors and helmets for various sports as well as several learning lunches on topics including hiking, head protection and proper walking technique. The individual offers were launched in 2015 as part of a pilot trial. They will be expanded and added to in 2016. Further details and performance indicators can be found in the table “Employees in figures”.See Sustainability Report
Swisscom actively supports the Compasso organisation as a member and sponsor. Compasso focuses on providing employers with information on how to deal with people with health problems. It is widely supported and is sponsored by the Swiss Employers’ Association.
Health and workplace safety
The risk of work-related accidents has declined over the past ten years. In the tertiary sector “trade and services”, the frequency of accidents has remained relatively stable and currently stands at 50 per 1,000 full-time employees. By comparison, Swisscom has a rate of 16 accidents per 1,000 full-time employees, which underlines that Swisscom manages its occupational safety in a serious and conscientious manner. Around 60% of the work-related accidents at Swisscom occur at cablex, which is involved in the areas of network construction, radio networks and in-house installation. However, in comparison with other companies in the electrical network construction/electrical installations sector, cablex’ accident frequency falls within the average range.
|Number respectively as indicated||Male||Female||Total||Male||Female||Total||Male||Female||Total|
|Sickness and accidents GRI (S+A)|
|Average Number of FTE||12,095||4,356||16,451||12,595||4,570||17,165||13,010||4,666||17,676|
|Regular working days||3,054,809||1,107,753||4,162,562||3,183,404||1,162,790||4,346,194||3,314,564||1,193,573||4,508,137|
|Days lost due to sickness (w/o work-related sickness)||59,829||41,291||101,120||59,918||42,568||102,486||65,081||45,451||110,532|
|Days lost due to work-related sickness||8||–||8||28||–||28||57||–||57|
|Days lost due to work-related accidents||1,890||425||2,314||3,012||242||3,254||2,143||298||2,441|
|Days lost due to non- work-related accidents||11,573||5,009||16,582||11,347||4,142||15,489||11,212||5,125||16,337|
|Days lost total (S+A)||73,299||46,724||120,024||74,305||46,951||121,256||78,493||50,874||129,637|
|Number of cases of sickness||15,549||9,677||25,226||14,951||9,419||24,370||16,815||10,101||26,916|
|Number of non-work-related accidents||1,822||618||2,440||1,879||623||2,502||1,941||683||2,624|
|Share of days lost due to sickness (w/o work-related sickness)||1.96%||3.73%||2.44%||1.88%||3.66%||2.36%||1.97%||3.81%||2.46%|
|Share of days lost due to work-related sickness||0.0002%||–||0.00020%||0.0009%||–||0.0007%||0.0020%||–||0.0010%|
|Number of work-related accidents||0.06%||0.04%||0.06%||0.09%||0.02%||0.08%||0.06%||0.03%||0.05%|
|Share of days lost due to non- work-related accidents||0.38%||0.45%||0.40%||0.36%||0.36%||0.36%||0.34%||0.43%||0.36%|
|Share of days lost total (S+A) in %||2.40%||4.22%||2.89%||2.33%||4.04%||2.80%||2.37%||4.27%||2.88%|
|Work-related deaths||–||–||–||1 1||–||1 1||–||–||–|
|Net presence in FTE||123,338||43,503||166,841||129,002||45,680||174,682||132,514||46,434||178,948|
|Total productive hours performed||20,749,395||7,372,945||28,123,072||21,708,650||7,742,911||29,452,423||22,475,000||7,911,034||30,386,034|
|Productive time per FTE in hours||1,716||1,693||1,710||1,724||1,695||1,716||1,728||1,696||1,719|
1 Car accident on the way to work
Move! and the Swisscom Games
Move! is a programme that promotes activities in the areas of health, sport and culture, such as football, skiing, climbing, aikido, tai chi and yoga as well as elocution, writing and stress management lessons. Employees can become Move! coaches or take part in an activity. Activities are conducted during the employees’ free time. Move! broadens horizons and brings employees from different areas of the company together. In 2015, 150 Move! coaches offered and supervised 300 activities.
Swisscom Games – Share the Spirit!
The Swisscom Games are a biennial event. They are a key networking opportunity for employees and an important part of the corporate culture. The next Swisscom Games will take place in 2017.