Employees, environment and development
At the end of the period, the number of employees was 2,011, compared to 1,700 at the beginning of the financial year. The year's acquisitions increased the number of employees by 300 (155). The average number of employees in the latest 12-month period was 1,815 (1,612).
|Average number of employees||1,815||1,612||1,445|
|proportion of men||74%||72%||72%|
|proportion of women||26%||28%||28%|
|-up to 29 years old||9%||7%||8%|
|50 and older||34%||33%||32%|
|Average age||45 years||45 years||44 years|
|Personnel turnover (adjusted as a result of programmes of measures and disposals)||10%||10%||13%|
|Average length of employment||about 10 years||about 11 years||about 11 years|
Environment and sustainable development
Active environmental efforts are made in the Group with the aim of reducing the Group's impact on the environment. The main business of Group companies consists of technology trading, so the environmental footprint of our own operations is limited. The combined environmental impact of the products that our companies provide also includes production operations at our suppliers, the transport of products and the way in which our customers use the products. We therefore take the entire lifecycle of our operations into account in the improvement work performed on a continual basis in the Group. Each company performs this work locally based on its specific circumstances.
In the Group, 45 companies (41) have earned ISO 14001 or equivalent certification. The Group conducts operations requiring notification under the Swedish Environmental Code in five subsidiaries and operations requiring a permit under this Code in three subsidiaries. Together these businesses account for about seven (9) percent of consolidated net sales.
No Group companies have been fined for environmental offences or are involved in any environment-related disputes.
During the financial year the Group continued to conduct more active sustainability work than in the past. This work started in 2010/2011 and we are now publishing our third sustainability report. This reporting complies with Application Level C of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The Group's Code of Conduct includes all important issues in the environment, human rights, working terms and conditions, and corruption. The code is based on the UN's Global Compact, ILO's Core Conventions, and the OECD's Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and it is aimed at our operations and those of our suppliers.
Research and development
The Addtech Group conducts limited research and development. The Group's business model includes continuous dialogue with and feedback to the Group's suppliers, who conduct most of the R&D that is relevant to the Group's product range.