Safe, healthy, quality working lives for our people

People

We want our workforce to be safe and healthy, committed to our success, and to carry out our business with integrity. We want a workplace where diversity is valued and every individual is respected and developed to their full potential.

Metric Unit 2015 2014 Management comment Status
Lost-time injury frequency rate  (steel and mining) Per million hours worked 0.81 0.85* Improvement overall but deterioration in mining.

Did not meet target/deteriorated

Fatalities Number 27 23 Distressing situation has prompted three major new initiatives.

Did not meet target/deteriorated

Accident severity Per thousand hours worked 0.08 0.08 No change.

Progress neutral

Operations certified OHSAS 18001 % 97 97 No change.

Progress neutral

Absenteeism rate % 2.48 2.17 Improvement in mining offset by deterioration in some key countries.

Did not meet target/deteriorated

Training provided per employee Average hours 58 50 Clear increase in health and safety training in absolute and relative terms. Highest ever provision of training hours - 12 million in all - both online and offline.

Met target/improved

Strikes > 1 week’s duration Number 0 2 N/A

Met target/improved

Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements % 90 - N/A

Progress neutral

Managers and above that are women % 11 10 Gender focus becoming more visible in leadership development and succession planning initiatives.

Met target/improved

Key: Met target/improved met target/improved; Progress neutral progress neutral Did not meet target/deteriorated did not meet target/deteriorated

*Assured by Deloitte Audit