Targets: More women, fewer occupational injuries, a more attractive employer

By recruiting and developing the right employees, we are ensuring job satisfaction and competencies. Everyone should feel they can develop here. Our target is that 85 percent of our employees would recommend Södra as an employer by 2020. By the same year, 30 percent of our employees will be women. The focus of our OHS procedures is preventive measures. These include training courses, risk analyses and behaviour-based safety processes. We have a zero-accident vision and a target that the lost-time accident rate (LTAR) will decline by 15 percent by 2020.

This is where we are now

Sickness absence

In 2017, sickness absence decreased with 3 percent compared with 2016.

Occupational injuries

We had 96 occupational injuries in 2017, up 2 percent compared with 2016.

Lost time accident rate (LTAR)

LTAR for 2017 was 17, up 6 percent compared with 2016.

Percentage of women employees

In 2017, the number of female employees rose to 21 percent, up 5 percent compared with 2016.


In 2016, 40 percent of our staff said they would recommend Södra as an employer. We have no comparative figures here.