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 2018, sickness absence was 3.6 percent, unchanged compared with 2017.

Occupational injuries

We had 77 occupational injuries in 2018, down 18 percent compared with 2017.

Lost time accident rate (LTAR)

LTAR for 2018 was 15, down 12 percent compared with 2017.

Percentage of women employees

In 2018, the number of female employees rose to 22 percent, up 6 percent compared with 2017.


In 2018, 40 percent of our staff said they would recommend Södra as an employer. Unchanged compared with 2017.