Health, Safety and People
KONGSBERG is an enterprise based on knowledge and expertise, where the greatest asset is our employees. We must offer a secure, exciting, attractive and evolving workplace to attract a diversity of the right competences and ensure we manage this through our global operations.
KONGSBERG has a Health, Safety and Environment vision of zero injuries, accidents and environmental emissions in our global operations. To achieve this vision, KONGSBERG continuously works on building a strong culture with visible corporate management, a culture where we deal with risk and never compromise on security due to deliveries and deadlines. We all have a personal responsibility for making our joint HSE efforts preventive.
We will work systematically with HSE to ensure a good working environment, prevent injuries and accidents and work to reduce sickness absence. HSE data are collected from all companies in the Group and are reported to the corporate executive management and then to the Board each quarter. We are committed to prevent discrimination and prevent harassment. We have zero tolerance for unacceptable behaviour and motivate our employees to report such incidents.
Leadership at KONGSBERG is all about creating values and achieving results through people. The key to success lies in the combination of good management and dedicated employees. Managers shall exercise their leadership based on our values, the Corporate Code of Ethics and management principles. On the basis of this, we have implemented a management development programme, , that will help clarify and provide quality assurance for goal setting, follow-up and evaluation.
Every other year, a global job satisfaction survey is conducted to provide feedback on how employees experience working conditions and the working environment.
We support and respect international human rights and labour rights that are set out in the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, ILO Core Conventions (International Labour Organisation) and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. With the exception of the most senior management levels in Norway, all employees are covered directly or indirectly by the collective pay negotiations. This is in combination with central negotiations and local pay negotiations. For our employees outside Norway, local agreements and guidelines apply.
Diversity and gender equality creates value and makes us more competitive. It expands the mind-set and has a positive influence on the company’s strategy and management. Therefore, we work systematically and purposefully to recruit, develop and retain people of different age groups, ethnicity and gender. The focus on diversity must be implemented in promotion, recruitment and management development, with periodic measurement and follow-up. Our work with gender equality will continue in 2018, with a focus on operational positions and international operations. We want to broaden the concept of diversity to include other groups of people.