Safe and healthy work environment

VBG Group supports and respects human rights, and works to counteract all forms of bullying and harassment.

Diversity in the workplace is encouraged at all levels throughout the Group. We employ and treat our employees in a non-discriminatory manner as regards gender, age, nationality, religion, political opinion, physical or mental disability, membership in an association, sexual orientation, and social or ethnic origin. We also work to ensure our employees have a safe, healthy work environment.

This includes having a zero tolerance approach to workplace accidents. In 2019, 26 workplace accidents (30) were reported. Efforts to prevent future accidents were made during the year, including Ringfeder Power Transmission’s development of a new
system for analyzing the causes of accidents. Staff in 2019 comprised 77.4% men (79), 22.5% women (21) and 0.1% non-binary (0).

We are striving for a greater proportion of women in executive positions in the Group. In 2019, 20% (17) of executive positions were filled by women. Our goal is for this
percentage to be equal to the total proportion of women in the Group.

Criteria for an employee to be regarded as holding a senior position are that the employee is part of a management group, has subordinate employees, holds an influential position with major impact factors or has specialist competence in one or more areas. At least one of these criteria must be met before the person can be classified as senior.

Social responsibility goals

The proportion of women managers must follow the proportion of women in the organization in total.

Outcome 2019

In 2019, 20,3% (17) of executive positions were filled by women.