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GRI Content: G4-10, G4-LA1, G4-LA12

Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 5, Goal 8

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  • Talent Acquisition

    • During 2016, over 17,000 positions were filled by internal candidates or external people. Our headcount increased by 5.9% from 85,000 to 90,000
    • Employee natural turnover increased by 5% to 12.1%
      Graph Natural Turnover

  • Talent Development

    • In 2016, training hours decreased by 5.9% against 2015 to 2.5 million hours
      Graph Training Ratio

  • Performance Management


    In 2016, 61% of employees completed performance evaluations, compared to 67% in 2015.

  • Remuneration

    • In 2016, SGS paid CHF 3,009 million in salaries and wages

  • Employee Engagement and Wellbeing

    • In 2016, 28% of our employees were covered by collective bargaining agreements
    • Our sickness absence rate for 2016 increased by 3% to 1.48% 
     

  • Diversity

    Female Male Employees Graph 

    • Our equal opportunity ratio of female/male managers as a proportion of female/male employees is broadly unchanged at 0.88 from 0.87 in 2015. 
      Equal Opportunity Ratio Graph
    • The number of women in leadership roles up to three levels below the CEO, or "CEO -3" was 413, representing 26% of all CEO -3 management positions occupied by both women and men.
      Highlight Women Leadership Positions Graph