Employee Care assures a safe working environment and promotes the health, education and well-being of SKF’s employees.
SKF’s leadership position has been established over many years through the commitment, knowledge and passion of the Group’s employees around the world. SKF is powered by people and the company’s ability to attract, retain and develop its employees is therefore absolutely critical for maintaining this leadership. SKF cares for our people, and our people care for SKF. This is the essence of employee care.
Human rights and labour standards
Upholding and protecting human rights principles and labour standards are of the utmost importance to SKF. SKF published the SKF Code of Conduct in 2002, covering its responsibilities towards its stakeholders, and the policy is applicable to all operations worldwide. A strictly confidential whistle-blowing process is also available for all employees to report behaviour or action breaching the Code of Conduct.
Safety at work – Zero Accidents and OHSAS 18001
The Zero Accidents target was launched in 2000 with the aim to eliminate all workplace accidents at SKF. The belief that accidents are preventable and that an accident-free work environment is achievable, has led to substantial progress over the years. 2014’s accident rate was 1.13, significantly lower compared to 13.78 in 1994 when SKF started measuring this.
Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series is a management system compatible to ISO 9000 and ISO 14001, which targets controlling occupational health and safety risks and drives improved performance in this area. SKF has been OHSAS 18001 certified since 2005. At the end of 2014, the certificate covered 118 sites in 35 countries.
SKF carries out an annual employee survey called the Working Climate Analysis globally, with the aim of continuously improving the working environment. The analysis measures employees’ feedback on the company’s performance in relation to the company’s values and key focus areas, such as business, sustainability and knowledge sharing. The tool also provides an indication in terms of trust, cooperation, personal development and continuous improvement in the teams or departments.