The knowledge, commitment and experience of our employees is crucial for BillerudKorsnäs’ business. Offering a stimulating workplace that encourages learning is more important than ever.
CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT
It is the employees who drive the change work that will lead to BillerudKorsnäs maintaining and strengthening its competitiveness. The direction is set out clearly in our strategic platform, which was introduced into the organisation during the year. KPIs have been drawn up for the various parts of the platform, in order to measure how well the organisation is achieving the set targets. The managers within the company create clarity and engagement with the targets through communicative leadership. The managers receive support and tools for this work from the Leadership Academy, and through assessment of communicative leadership in the company’s employee survey.
GUIDED BY THE CORE VALUES
The company’s core values – Think new, Feel responsibility, Cooperate, and Create value – are linked to the strategic platform. It is all about new thinking on a large and small scale, daring to challenge ourselves and to change, develop and improve. Every leader has responsibility for reflecting the core values and setting a good example. These values are one of the elements, alongside targets, skills development and working environment, that are raised during the employees’ individual performance reviews.
DIVERSITY INCREASES CREATIVITY AND EFFICIENCY
BillerudKorsnäs works actively to broaden diversity among its workforce and to promote an inclusive attitude, in order to benefit from the value of different perspectives. This is supported by a conviction that differences contribute to creativity and more efficient solutions. In the long term, diversity strengthens our competitiveness. A diversity and inclusion initiative was launched in the autumn and is now being rolled out across the company.
SAFETY COMES FIRST
Health and safety is given top priority in every context at BillerudKorsnäs. Our challenging vision is to have zero workrelated accidents resulting in sick leave. Company-wide work is under way to create even safer workplaces and to learn 1 Report “BillerudKorsnäs’ Social and Economic Contribution”, November 2015, Sustainergies. from each other, led by a cross-functional team from different units. The task of the team is to accelerate work to build safety at workplaces, make better risk assessments and develop safety culture.
As an employer, it is essential for the company to have employees who are motivated and feel they are developing. It is also vital to be able to attract and retain talented employees who increase the company’s competitiveness and contribute to growth and target fulfilment. Over the year, we received confirmation that our active work to raise awareness and interest in us as an employer among relevant target groups yielded results. BillerudKorsnäs was named: • Industry No. 1 in the Engineer Barometer (Nyteknik and Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers) • One of Sweden’s Most Attractive Employers 2015 (Universum) • One of Sweden’s 100 Career Companies 2015 (Jobtips)
STRATEGIC TALENT MANAGEMENT
BillerudKorsnäs takes a strategic approach to talent management. This applies not least to recruitment in sales, where we are encountering new challenges as our international presence increases. Competence is also being built up within existing operations and in order to meet the upcoming generational change at the production units. Expansion is also under way within research and development to secure the talent that will contribute to the company’s innovation work.