Health and safety in the workplace
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. The organisation is widely supported and is sponsored by the Swiss Employers’ Association.
Swisscom builds on the individual strengths and skills that each employee possesses. If employees are affected by health issues that impair their work performance, Swisscom is committed to keeping them integrated in the work process or offering them continued meaningful employment. In order to promote inclusion, Swisscom reserves at least one percent of jobs for employees with physical or mental impairments insofar as these positions contribute to Swisscom’s success. In so doing, Swisscom fosters the integration of the persons in question into the workforce. With respect to the opportunities offered and the potential accorded to the individual, Swisscom does not differentiate between employees with physical or mental impairments and those who are not impaired.
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 30% 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 (S+A)|
|Regular working days||3,183,404||1,162,790||4,346,194||3,314,564||1,193,573||4,508,137||3,386,048||1,136,883||4,522,931|
|Days lost due to sickness (w/o work-related sickness)||59,918||42,568||102,486||65,081||45,451||110,532||70,686||48,164||118,850|
|Days lost due to work-related sickness||28||28||57||57||–|
|Days lost due to work-related accidents||3,012||242||3,254||2,143||298||2,441||2,867||292||3,159|
|Days lost due to non-work-related accidents||11,347||4,142||15,489||11,212||5,125||16,337||12,871||3,632||16,503|
|Days lost total (S+A)||74,305||46,951||121,256||78,493||50,874||129,637||86,424||52,088||138,512|
|Number of cases of sickness||14,951||9,419||24,370||16,815||10,101||26,916||17,236||9,841||27,077|
|Number of non-work-related accidents||1,879||623||2,502||1,941||683||2,624||1,933||634||2,567|
|Share of days lost due to sickness (w/o work-related sickness)||1.88%||3.66%||2.36%||1.97%||3.81%||2.46%||2.09%||4.24%||2.63%|
|Share of days lost due to work-related sickness||0.0009%||0.0007%||0.0020%||0.0010%||–|
|Number of work-related accidents||0.09%||0.02%||0.08%||0.06%||0.03%||0.05%||0.08%||0.03%||0.07%|
|Share of days lost due to non-work-related accidents||0.36%||0.36%||0.36%||0.34%||0.43%||0.36%||0.38%||0.32%||0.36%|
|Share of days lost total (S+A) in %||2.33%||4.04%||2.80%||2.37%||4.27%||2.88%||2.56%||4.58%||3.07%|
|Work-related deaths||1 2||1 2||–||–||–|
|Net presence in FTE||129,002||45,680||174,682||132,514||46,434||178,948||135,645||43,888||179,533|
|Total productive hours performed||21,708,650||7,742,911||29,452,423||22,475,000||7,911,034||30,386,034||23,063,332||7,490,400||30,554,722|
|Productive time per FTE in hours||1,724||1,695||1,716||1,728||1,696||1,719||1,738||1,687||1,725|
1 Failure of working time which generates medical costs
2 Car accident on the way to work
Move! and the Swisscom Games
The Swisscom Games are a biennial event. Employees can sign up for a team or an individual activity in the fields of sport, culture and social events. The most recent Swisscom Games were held in nine regions from January to May 2015 and rounded off by the main event in Tenero at the end of June. A total of over 5,000 employees took part in the ten events, giving rise to a grand total of over 8,000 individual event participations. The Swisscom Games are a key networking opportunity for employees and an important part of the corporate culture. The next Swisscom Games will be held in 2017 in a scaled-down version and as a one-off event in Tenero.