Two smiling Brunvoll employees on a grey background

Well-being at work

Icon: Sustainable development goals. 8: Decent work and economic growth

Our ambition: Brunvoll will attract, develop and retain the best people. We will ensure continuous opportunities for our people to develop high levels of expertise and a great working environment. Brunvoll wants to be a healthy, safe and inclusive place to work.

Attraction and retention

We aim at achieving a great work environment characterised by well-being and development. Frequent dialogue and close cooperation with employee representatives ensure two-way communication, bringing various perspectives into discussions and decision-making processes.

In 2022, Brunvoll is introducing a new employee survey tool to follow up on this promise. Employee pulse surveys will allow real-time measurement powered by AI. The survey platform enables managers to visualise employee development and gain insights that enhance engagement and mental well-being while minimising stress and staff turnover. Every Brunvoll employee is responsible for collaborating and working towards the achievement of the best result possible. Everyone is expected to contribute when creating, developing and preserving a great working environment.

Education and development of expertise

To compete with low-cost countries, Brunvoll must be at the forefront in terms of efficiency in the organisation, professional competence, production equipment and novel technology. This is achieved through investment in intellectual capital. Putting people first enables competitive designs, increased knowledge about the products and services we offer and the markets in which Brunvoll competes. This has been, and still is, a strategic advantage to Brunvoll. Employee feedback sessions and the development of competency development plans, both on individual and at department levels, are parts of Brunvoll’s HR processes.

Occupational health and safety

We aim for a safe working environment, both physically and psychologically. Ensuring that our employees have the competencies and resources that they need for creating a healthy and safe working environment adapted to their work situation is crucial to us.

Planning

We create a safer and more predictable working environment through planning and keeping our surroundings tidy. We focus on people and their surroundings when evaluating risk. We aim to avoid accidents and work injuries. We strive to obtain safety for our employees with regards to physical and psychological hazards. We plan and act on safety issues in cooperation with our employees.

Continuous improvement

We put safety first, both internally and externally. We take pride in establishing good routines for following up our employees, and to the greatest extent possible, offering our employees freedom and responsibility.

A systematic and integrated approach, focusing on continuous improvements, is taken when addressing well-being at work. Continuous improvement, which is our standard work method, applies to the work environment as well.

We invest in health and employee wellness through health and insurance plans. Brunvoll offers an expanded health service through expanded occupational health services, giving access to a doctor, health advice, health insurance, preventive health checks and individual follow-up when needed. All Brunvoll employees have access to sponsored memberships at local fitness centres, as well as access to activities organised by the corporate sports teams.

Five smiling Brunvoll employees standing in Brunvolls head quarters

Equal opportunities, ethical guidelines and whistleblowing

To Brunvoll it is important to provide equal opportunities. We appreciate diversity and value human rights. We never tolerate discrimination or bullying, neither in-house nor externally.

Any notifications about violations of Brunvoll’s ethical guidelines and code of conduct will be followed up through Brunvoll’s whistleblowing routines.

What to report: Incidents, breaches or suspected breaches of:

  • Brunvoll’s Code of Conduct, or laws and regulations
  • Corruption, including bribes and facilitation payments
  • Human and labour rights violations
  • Discrimination or harassment
  • Threats to life or health
  • Misuse of insider information
  • Fraud, theft and/or embezzlement

Summary

We aim for a positive company culture where people feel safe at work. Managers and responsible employees who set clear goals, follow up and provide feedback are important elements of achieving success. Teamwork is encouraged. Good results are made visible and appreciated. Measuring and evaluating our work environment is part of this. Our ambition is to achieve and sometimes even go beyond the standards and requirements set by law, agreements and the authorities.

Performance indicators 2021

New employees in period: 23
Turnover in period: 7,8 %
Share of women: 12,8 %
Sick leave: 5,4 %
Total recorded incident rate (TRIR): 1,2
Average number of years employed: 14,2