Annual Report 2014

Well-being and safety at work

The task of Posti Group’s Foundation for Well-being at Work, established in 2006, is to promote the physical and mental health of the mail communications and logistics personnel. The Foundation’s operations is divided into measures improving well-being at work and into research activities. Events organized by the Foundation include sports festivals and Kuntoremontti fitness overhauls, for example. The activities are intended for all Group employees in Finland.

Improving occupational safety is one of our company’s most important areas of development. Altogether 1,971 (2,613) accidents were recorded at Posti in Finland during 2014. Figures include both accidents that happened at the workplace and during way to and from work. The indicator describing the accident frequency at Posti was 39.1. In 2013, the corresponding figure was 47.9. Figures don’t include OpusCapita.

Our top management is committed to the improvement of occupational safety management. During the year, they participated in safety tours at different workplaces. During the tour, the management representative learned more about the occupational safety situation in the area and the everyday operations at the workplace. The idea is to listen to the employees’ views about both good experiences related to occupational safety and safety challenges.

In order to ensure occupational safety, we started gas measurements in all imported containers arriving at Posti’s warehouses before the containers are opened and goods unloaded. If the measuring equipment detects gas in the container, the container will be aired properly before unloading. The fumigation of containers prevents damage to cargo caused by insects, rodents and other unwanted organisms as well as their spreading from one country or continent to another.

Our new logistics center Pennala II in Orimattila, completed in 2013, is one of the largest service warehouses in Europe that fulfils the highest (A) level safety requirements of the TAPA FSR (The Transported Asset Protection Association – Freight Security Requirements) safety certificate.

 

Accidents and sickness related absences


 

2014

2013

2012

2011

Sickness related absences (%)

6.2

5.7

5.9

6.0

Lost time accidents (number)

1,027

1,306

1,329

1,318

Accident frequency

39.1

46.7

48.7

45.1

Disability pensions

78

76

84

89

Part-time disability pensions

62

74

103

76

Total disability pensions

140

150

187

165

Average age for retiring on disability pension

56.3

56.7

56.5

56.1

Average retirement age

62.5

60.9

60.7

60.4

Retired

301

342

315

400