Our social responsibility

Ethical business conduct and competence in focus

The Group’s code of conduct governs the work on ethics and anticorruption. All employees must behave with respect and integrity towards their colleagues, business associates, customers or others with whom they encounter through their work.

The Group’s ambition is to be an attractive place to work and the Group aims to have a working environment based on loyalty and trust – and a corporate culture that attracts, and further develops competent and motivated employees.

Job satisfaction and a good working environment are crucial if the Group is to retain competent employees. Extensive employee satisfaction surveys are therefore conducted on a regular basis, normally every second year, to gain insight into how our employees perceive their job and the Group culture.

With regards to ethical conduct, the Group’s code of conduct requires Hafslund E-CO’s employees and board members to avoid situations that may give rise to personal and/or financial conflicts of interest. To facilitate reporting of events of concern, Hafslund E-CO has a dedicated whistleblowing channel.

Hafslund E-CO should also be a safe place to work, without accidents, injuries or losses. The Group has a zero vision for injuries and a target sick leave rate of less than 3.5 per cent. For the Group as a whole, we recorded a total of four lost-time injuries and five non-lost-time injuries involving our own employees and suppliers working at the Group’s facilities in 2019. This corresponds to an injury rate of 3.6 lost-time injuries per million working hours (H1 indicator) and a total injury frequency (number of lost-time and non-lost-time injuries per million working hours H2 indicator) of 8.1 for the Group. Hafslund E-CO had a sick leave rate of 2.3 per cent in 2019. To reduce the overall sick leave rate, several measures including follow-up training for managers, as well as targeted measures at the individual level are implemented.