GRI 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary
The company’s employees are pivotal to the success of SFS Group. With that in mind, creating a safe, healthy work environment for all employees is one of SFS’ key concerns. This holds particularly true at our production sites, where the processes and workflows result in risks to employees’ health and safety – in part due to high material throughputs – and suitable steps must be taken to minimize these risks. As a result, these sites and/or the production group are central to evaluations and improvements in the area of occupational health and safety.
The information provided below by SFS Group on the topic of occupational health and safety relate to the 8,956 employees (full-time equivalent (FTE), 2019: 9,047) of SFS Group at the end of the period under review. This corresponds to about 84% (2019: 86%) of the entire workforce of SFS, the majority of which work in a production environment. The goal is for this assessment to cover more than 95% of all employees by 2025. Other relevant data, including a differentiation between temporary staff (employees whose work/workplaces are controlled by the organization but who are not on SFS’ payroll) and work-related absences with serious consequences, will be collected for the assessment for the first time in 2021. FTE is an indicator that currently also includes temporary staff; the same safety requirements, rights and obligations apply to them as to employees of SFS Group.