Employees

3.1 Our Aspiration – Our Responsibility

Workforce Structure

Consolidation Scope for Employee Numbers*

GRI Number  FY 2015/16  FY 2014/15  FY 2013/14

G4-9; G4-10

Employees Group-wide in FTE 19 098 20 223 20 943
Employees Group-wide as a headcount 19 494 20 981  21 967 
Employees included in data analysis 19 494 20 981 21 967

* Unlike in the Annual Report, employee figures in the Sustainability Report are represented by headcount, rather than by FTEs (full-time equivalents). The Group companies, as per the Annual Report, are reported on in FY 2015/16. Again, employee figures in the Sustainability Report are not represented by FTEs, but by headcount.

 Employees by Gender, Age Group, and Region*

GRI

FY 2015/16 

G4-10      

Anzahl

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

19 494

7 563

2 921

5 050

3 269

691 

Women

3 388

1 326

572

755

692

43 

Men

16 106

6 237

2 349

4 295

2 577

648 

< 30 years

2 689

888

275

811

635

80 

30-50 years

10 948

3 918

1 602

2 585

2 334

509 

> 50 years

5 857

2 757

1 044

1 654

300

102 

non-German

12 254

4 23

2 883

5 023

3 234

691 

 

FY 2014/15 

G4-10        

Anzahl

Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

Other

Voith Group

20 981

 8 355

3 221

5 243

3 484

698

Women

3 680

 1 482

646

 783

724

45

Men

17 301

 6 853

2 575

4 460

2 760

 653

< 30 years

3 142

 1 005

 323

899 

 790

125

30-50 years

11 599

4 332

1 820

2 681

2 288

478

> 50 years

6 240

2 998

1 078

1 663

406

 95

non-German

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

 n.a.

* Due to part-time work the regional distribution in headcount and FTE (full time equivalents) is different to the Annual Report.

 

Workforce by Employment Type

Full-time and Part-time Employees by Age and Gender

 

FY 2015/16 




G4-10         

Number

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Full-time

18 330

7 024

2 670

4 946

3 002

 688

  Women

 2 686

 862

 424

 728

 631

 41

  Men

15 644

 6 162

 2 246

 4 218

 2 371

 647

  < 30 years

 2 580

 871

 262

 792

 576

 79

  30-50 years

 10 279

 3 599

 1 460

 2 533

 2 180

 507

  > 50 years

 5 471

 2 554

 948

 1 621

 246

 102

Part-time

1 164

 539

 251

 104

 267

 3

  Women

702

464

148

27

61

2

  Men

462

75

103

77

206

1

  < 30 years

109

17

13

19

59

1

  30-50 years

669

319

142

52

154

2

  > 50 years

386

203

96

33

54

0

 

 

FY 2014/15 


G4-10

Number

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Full-time

19 662

 7 730

2 933 

5 143

3 162

694

  Women

 2 888

 956

475 

767

 647

43

  Men

16 774

 6 774

2 458 

4 376

 2 515

651

  < 30 years

 2 996

 981

306 

879

 705

 125

  30-50 years

 10 846

 3 975

1 642 

 2 620

 2 134

 475

  > 50 years

 5 820

 2 774

985 

 1 644

 323

 94

Part-time

1 319

 605

288 

 100

 322

 4

  Women

792

526

171

16

77

2

  Men

527

79

117

84

245

2

  < 30 years

146

24

17

20

85

0

  30-50 years

753

357

178

61

154

3

  > 50 years

420

224

93

19

83

1


Employees with Temporary and Permanent Employment Contracts by Gender

 

FY 2015/16 

G4-10

Number

 Voith Group

Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Permanent employment contract

17 507 

7 384

2 845

4 996

1 628

654

  Women

2 963 

 1 289

552

742

 338

 42

  Men

14 544

 6 095

2 293

 4 254

 1 290

 612

Temporary employment contract

1 987 

 179

76

 54

 1 641

 37

  Women

425 

 37

20

 13

 354

 1

  Men

1 562 

 142

56

 41

 1 287

 36

Temporary employees

847

 370

61

 332

 77

 7

  Women

157

71

8

39

38

1

  Men

690

299

53

293

39

6

 

FY 2014/15 


G4-10

Number

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Permanent employment contract

18 506

8 069

3 119

5 123

1 519

676

  Women

 3 154

 1 412

 628

760

310

 44

  Men

15 352

 6 657

 2 491

 4 363

1 209

 632

Temporary employment contrac

2 475

 266

 102

 120

1 965

 22

  Women

 526

 70

 18

 23

414

 1

  Men

 1 949

 196

 84

 97

1 551

 21

Temporary employees

776

 386

 123

 249

14

 4

  Women

127

59

19

40

9

0

  Men

649

327

104

209

5

4


Total Workforce by Employees and Supervised Workers by Gender

 

FY 2015/16 


G4-10

Number

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Employees / workers

19 494

7 563

2 921

5 050

3 269

691

  Women

 3 388

 1 326

 572

 755

 692

 43

  Men

16 106

 6 237

 2 349

 4 295

 2 577

 648

Supervised workers

847 

 370

 61

 332

 77

 7

  Women

157 

 71

 8

 39

 38

 1

  Men

690 

 299

 53

 293

 39

 6

 

FY 2014/15 

G4-10

Number

 Voith Group

Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Employees / workers

20 981

 8 335

 3 221

 5 243

 3 484

 698

  Women

 3 680

 1 482

646

 783

 724

 45

  Men

17 301

 6 853

 2 575

 4 460

 2 760

 653

Supervised workers

776

 59

 104

 249

 14

 0

  Women

 127

 59

 0

 40

 9

 0

  Men

 649

 0

 104

 209

 5

 0


To respond quickly and flexibly in our somewhat volatile markets, Voith also utilizes fixed-term or temporary employment contracts. In the reporting year Voith employed 847 staff through recruitment agencies. In the reporting year, the number of fixed-term employment contracts decreased by 20% to 1,987.

 

3.2 Attractive Employer

Rankings and Ratings

In autumn 2016 Voith performed impressively in the DEUTSCHLAND TEST and trendence studies as an employer that offers outstanding career opportunities.

DEUTSCHLAND TEST: In the study, which comprises 2,000 companies from 59 industries, Voith received the Top Career Opportunities award in the mechanical engineering category.

trendence Institute: Voith featured in two categories at the same time in the trendence study of Germany's top 100 companies. In the Young Professionals Barometer, a survey of young professionals with up to a decade of professional experience, Voith secured 78th place. In the trendence Graduate Barometer, Voith ranked 68th in the Engineering category, once again making us one of the industry’s most attractive employers.

Expenditures for Employees

Employee Wages and Benefits

GRI in € million  FY 2015/16  GJ 2014/15  GJ 2013/14

G4-EC1

Wages and salaries 1 154 1 188 1 744
Social security contributions, retirement pensions, and benefits 247 246 380
Remuneration of the Corporate Board of Management Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified

Please see the chapter “Remuneration of governing bodies” in our latest Annual Report for information on the compensation of our Corporate Board of Management.

 

Collective Bargaining Agreements

Collective Bargaining Agreements

GRI Number  FY 2015/16  GJ 2014/15  GJ 2013/14

G4-11

Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements 77 % 74 % 71 %
  In Germany 100 % 97 % 92 %

Upholding Employee Rights

GRI
G4-LA4; G4-HR4

Local employee representatives are involved in discussions between Group management, employees, and local HR departments. Within the individual countries, relationships are structured in accordance with national laws, collective wage agreements, and company agreements. Our compliance processes ensure that agreements are also upheld. Our Corporate Board of Management or the local management team communicate fundamental changes to employees at all our sites in a timely manner. Within this, we strive to inform employees as early as possible via a number of communication channels, especially the intranet, video and telephone conferencing, notice boards, employee magazines, and other employee media.

In Germany, the decision-making process is subject to co-determination if fundamental changes are made to the company. Implementation of the measures that have been taken is supported by the respective locations’ Works Councils.

 

Diversity and Equal Opportunities

Employment Ratio of People with Disabilities

Employment Ratio of People with Disabilities

GRI in %  FY 2015/16  GJ 2014/15  GJ 2013/14

G4-LA12

Employment ratio of people with disabilities 3.3 3.8 4.3

Diversity in the Management Team and in the Workforce

Diversity in Senior Management Circle

GRI Number  FY 2015/16  GJ 2014/15  GJ 2013/14

G4-DMA (Aus- und Weiterbildung); G4-LA12

Senior Management Circle*

76

82

96

  Women

5

6

6

 

  Men

71

76

90

 

  < 30 years

0

0

0

 

  30-50 years

30

35

43

 

  > 50 years

46

47

45

 

  Non-German members

27

26

28

 

in %

 

 

 

 

Proportion of women

6.6 %

7.3 %

6.3 %

* Managementlevel 1+2

Verteilung von Frauen und Männern auf Managementebenen

GRI Number  FY 2015/16  GJ 2014/15  GJ 2013/14
G4-LA12

Corporate Board of Management, Executive Team, Senior Management Circle*

82 88

102 

  Women

5

 6

 

  Men

77

 82

96 

 

  < 30 years

0

 0

 

  30-50 years

31

 36

48 

 

  > 50 years

51

 52

54 

 

  Non-German members

28

 26

30 

 

in %

 

 

 

 

Proportion of women

6.1 %

 6.8 %

5.9 % 

GRI Number  FY 2015/16  GJ 2014/15  GJ 2013/14
G4-LA12

Regional directors/chairpersons, Management Board of operating units, heads of product groups, managers in Group management functions**

361 372

354

  Women

32

 30

28

 

  Men

329

 342

326

 

  < 30 years

1

 1

0

 

  30-50 years

194

 199

205

 

  > 50 years

166 

 172

 149

 

  Non-German members

187

 199

 182

 

in %

 

 

 

 

Proportion of women

8.9 % 

 8.1 %

 7.9 %

GRI Number  FY 2015/16  GJ 2014/15  GJ 2013/14
G4-LA12

Mid- and lower-level management***

711 763

747

  Women

72

 79

 76

 

  Men

639

 684

 671

 

  < 30 years

 3

 4

 

  30-50 years

446

 470

 460

 

  > 50 years

263 

 290

 283

 

  Non-German members

427

 449

 448

 

in %

 

 

 

 

Proportion of women

10.1 % 

 10.4 %

 10.2 %

GRI Number  FY 2015/16  GJ 2014/15  GJ 2013/14
G4-LA12

Total (across all management levels)

1 154 1 223

1 195

  Women

109

 115

 110

 

  Men

1 045

 1 108

 1 085

 

  < 30 years

 4

 4

 

  30-50 years

671

 705

 709

 

  > 50 years

480 

 514

 482

 

  Non-German members

642

 674

 658

 

in %

 

 

 

 

Proportion of women

9.4 % 

 9.4 %

 9.2 %

Number
Various nationalities

91

96

93

* LOI 0-2
** LOI 3+4
*** LOI 5

Diversity in the Workforce

GRI in %  FY 2015/16  GJ 2014/15  GJ 2013/14

 G4-LA12

  Women

17.4 % 17.5 %

17.8 %

  Men

82.6 %

82.5 %

82.2 %

 

  < 30 years

13.8 %

 15.0 %

 12.1 %

 

  30-50 years

56.2 %

55.3 %

52.0 %

 

  > 50 years

30.0 %

 29.7 %

36.0 %

 

  Non-German members

62.9 %

61.7 %

 61.8 %

 

 

Flexible Working Time Models

Flexible Working Time Models

GRI Availability of Flexible Working Time Models* (number)
 G4-DMA

 

 FY 2015/16

 GJ 2014/15

 GJ 2013/14

Women

1 326

n.r.

n.r.

Men

6 237

n.r.

n.r.

< 30 years

888

n.r.

n.r.

30-50 years

3 918

n.r.

n.r.

> 50 years

2 757

n.r.

n.r.

*e.g. flexible working hours, flexible overtime accounts, sabbaticals

Data relates to Germany; generally, at Voith personal working time models can be agreed in consultation with the supervisor. This also applies to sabbaticals.

Parental Leave

Parental Leave

FY 2015/16

 

Employees Entitled to Parental Leave

G4-LA3

Number

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

19 184

7 563

2 921

4 812

3 264

624

  Women

3 312

1 326

 572

 688

 690

 36

  Men

15 872

 6 237

 2 349

 4 124

 2 574

 588

 

Total Parental Leave Take-up

G4-LA3

Number

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

731

429

52

247

1

2

  Women

 151

 90

24

 34

 1

2

  Men

 580

 339

28

 213

 0

0

 

Employees Who Returned to Voith After Parental Leave

G4-LA3

Number

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

565

347

34

183

1

0

  Women

 91

 52

18

 20

1

0

  Men

 474

 295

16

 163

0

0

 

Employees Who Returned to Voith After Parental Leave Who are Still at Voith 12 Months After Returning



G4-LA3

Number

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asien

 Other

Voith Group

396

240

23

132

1

0

  Women

 77

 50

10

 16

1

0

  Men

 319

 190

13

 116

0

0

 

Return-to-work Rate (in %)

G4-LA3        

 

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

77 %

81 %

65 %

74 %

100 %

0 %

  Women

60 %

 58 %

 75 %

 59 %

 100 %

0 %

  Men

 82 %

 87 %

 57 %

 77 %

 0 %

0 %

 

Retention Rate Among Employees Who Took Parental Leave (in %)


G4-LA3        

 

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

70 %

69 %

68 %

72 %

 100 %

0 %

  Women

 85 %

 96 %

 56 %

 80 %

 100 %

 0 %

  Men

 67 %

 64 %

 81 %

 71 %

0 %

 0 %

 

FY 2014/15

Employees Entitled to Parental Leave
G4-LA3

Number

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

17 231

7 287

2 488

4 843

2 073

540

  Women

2 825

 1 155

475

715

448

32

  Men

14 406

6 132

2 013

4 128

 1 625

508

 

Total Parental Leave Take-up

G4-LA3

Number

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

304

284

16

3

1

0

  Women

61

 54

 5

 1

1

0

  Men

243

 230

 11

 2

0

0

 

Employees Who Returned to Voith After Parental Leave

G4-LA3     

Number

 Voith Group

 Deutschland

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

299

282

15

2

0

0

  Women

 57

 52

 5

0

0

 0

  Men

 242

 230

 10

 2

0

 0

 

Employees Who Returned to Voith After Parental Leave Who are Still at Voith 12 Months After Returning


G4-LA3

Number

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

214

 209

5

0

0

0

  Women

 38

 37

 1

0

0

0

  Men

 176

 172

 4

0

0

0

 

Return-to-work Rate (in %)

G4-LA3

 

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

98 % 

99 %

94 %

67 %

0 % 

0 % 

  Women

93 % 

96 %

 100 %

 0 %

0 % 

0 % 

  Men

100 % 

100 %

 91 %

 100 %

0 % 

0 % 

 

Retention Rate Among Employees Who Took Parental Leave (in %)


G4-LA3

 

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

72 % 

74 %

33 %

0 %

0 % 

0 % 

  Women

67 % 

71 %

 20 %

 0 %

0 % 

0 % 

  Men

73 % 

75 %

 40 %

 0 %

0 % 

0 % 

Employee Satisfaction

Employment Length

Average Employment Length by Region

GRI in years  FY 2015/16  FYJ 2014/15  FY 2013/14

 

Voith Group 12 12 12
Germany 16 17 16
Europe excluding Germany

12

12

13

Americas

10

10

10

Asia

7

7

6

Other 9 8 8


New Employee Hires Who Left Voith Within Twelve Months by Gender, Age Group, and Region

 

FY 2015/16 

G4-LA1

Number

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

326

71

43

142

66

4

  Women

72 

5

 14

34

19

 0

  Men

254

66

29

108

47

4

  < 30 years

132

 26

21

51

32

2

  30-50 years

152

39

 15

 65

31

2

  > 50 years

42

6

 7

26

3

0

 

FY 2014/15 

G4-LA1

Number

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

386

39 

30 

219

97

  Women

73 

9

30 

28

  Men

313

30 

24

189

69

  < 30 years

182 

17 

15 

91 

59

  30-50 years

157 

18

10 

91 

37

  > 50 years

47

37 

1


Employment Turnover

Employees Who Left the Company by Gender, Age Group, and Region (Workforce Fluctuation)

 

FY 2015/16 

G4-LA1

Number

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

2 665

933

433

784

446

69

  Women

524

172

 102

140

102

8

  Men

2 141

761

331

644

344

61

  < 30 years

504

124

64

189

103

24

  30-50 years

1 233

336

203

356

303

35

  > 50 years

928

473

 166

239

40

10

 

FY 2014/15 

G4-LA1

Voith Group

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Vollzeit

2 655 

684

398

1 015

500

58

  Women

505 

 136

 69

 156

 137

 7

  Men

2 150 

 548

 329

 859

 363

 51

  < 30 years

638 

 122

 37

 281

 176

 22

  30-50 years

1 230 

 260

 200

 455

 288

 27

  > 50 years

787 

 302

 161

 279

 36

 9

 

Rate of Employees Who Left the Company by Gender, Age Group, and Region (Workforce Fluctuation)

 

FY 2015/16 

G4-LA1

in %

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

13.2

11.9

14.3

15.0

13.3

9.9

  Women

14.9

12.5

16.9

18.0

14.4

18.4

  Men

12.9

118

13.7

14.5

13.0

9.3

  < 30 years

17.3

13.2

21.3

21.3

14.8

23.8

  30-50 years

11.0

8.4

12.2

13.4

12.9

7.1

  > 50 years

15.4

16.4

 15.8

14.2

13.0

9.8

 

FY 2014/15 

G4-LA1

in %

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

12.5

8.1

11.3

18.7

15.2

8.2

  Women

13.1

 8.0

 10.2

 18.7

 19.1

 14.0

  Men

12.4

 8.1

 11.6

 18.7

 14.1

 7.9

  < 30 years

19.3

 11.4

 10.6

 27.6

 22.7

 16.7

  30-50 years

10.3

 5.4

 9.7

 16.7

 13.3

 5.5

  > 50 years

13.0

10.9

 14.3

16.7

 9.2

10.6

FY 2014/15 adjusted

Employees Who Left the Company on Own Initiative*

 in %

 FY 2015/16

 FY 2014/15*

 Voith Group

13.2

12.5

 At the employee’s initiative

3.5

 4.0

 At the employer’s initiative

7.2

 7.0

 Other

2.5

 1.5

FY 2014/15 adjusted: Group companies only

New Hirings

New Employee Hires by Gender, Age Group, and Region

 

FY 2015/16 

G4-LA1

Number

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

1 287

166

175

657

226

63

  Women

264

37

35

120

65

7

  Men

1 023

129

140

537

161

56

  < 30 years

481

59

61

242

101

18

  30-50 years

650

91

97

307

115

40

  > 50 years

156

16

 17

108

10

5

 

FY 2014/15 

G4-LA1

Number

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

1 544

229

205

683

384

43

  Women

279

 47

 42

 98

 87

 5

  Men

1 265

182

 163

 585

 297

 38

  < 30 years

619

90

 72

 230

 203

 24

  30-50 years

731

111

 102

 328

 172

 18

  > 50 years

194

28

 31

125

 9

1

 

Rate of New Employee Hires by Gender, Age Group, and Region

 

FY 2015/16 

G4-LA1

in %

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

6.6

2.2

6.0

 13.0

 6.9

 9.1

  Women

7.8

 2.8

 6.1

 15.9

 9.4

 16.3

  Men

6.4

 2.1

 6.0

 12.5

 6.2

 8.6

  davon < 30 Jahren

 17.9

 6.6

 22.2

 12.5

 2.8

 22.5

  30-50 years

 5.9

 2.3

 6.1

 4.4

 1.7

 7.9

  > 50 years

 2.7

 0.6

 1.6

 0.6

 1.7

 4.9

 

FY 2014/15 

G4-LA1  

in %

 Voith Group

 Germany

 Europe excluding
Germany

 Americas

 Asia

 Other

Voith Group

 7.4

 2.7

 6.4

13.0

11.0

6.2

  Women

 7.6

 3.2

 6.5

 12.5

12.0

11.1

  Men

 7.3

 2.7

 6.3

 13.1

10.8

5.8

  < 30 years

 19.7

 9.0

 22.3

22.6

3.0

19.2

  30-50 years

 6.3

 2.6

 5.6

 6.4

0.8

3.8

  > 50 years

 3.1

 0.9

 2.9

0.5

 0.2

1.1


Trainees

Trainees

GRI Number  FY 2015/16  FY 2014/15  FY 2013/14

 

Trainees 3 10 5
   in Germany 0 9 3

We also recruit trainees with technical or business administration qualifications worldwide. Our Global Graduate Program offers practical experience combined with training, coaching, and expert mentoring, as well as the opportunity to work in various Group Divisions and regions, so this is a perfect way to get a foot on the career ladder in our company. In the reporting period we hired 3 trainees locally under our Global Graduate Program..

 

Apprenticeships and Opportunities

Vocational Training

GRI Number  FY 2015/16  FY 2014/15  FY 2013/14

 

Apprentices and students at cooperative universities 1 012 889 1 015
   in Germany 606 827 918
   at our Heidenheim location

358

406

437

In the 2015/16 fiscal year, several of our apprentices completed an Energy Scout training course at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce IHK Ostwürttemberg. Immediately following that, they were able to put theory into practice when examining the supply of media, leaks, and other energy-related topics at three Voith Paper workshops.

Apprentices in a range of occupational groups and at different years of their apprenticeships at Voith Hydro also gained practical experience. Together with experts from Voith Hydro, they worked on a StreamDiver turbine for a small hydroelectric power plant. In the current fiscal year, this turbine will enter operation whereby it will utilize the hydropower of the River Brenz at our Heidenheim premises to generate electricity.

Training and Education & Career Development

Training and Education Expenditure

GRI Number

FY 2015/16

FY 2014/15

FY 2013/14

G4-LA9

Training and Further Education Hours

244 604

171 991

97 056 

Women

41 243

 27 163

n.r.

Men

203 361

 144 828

n.r.

< 30 years

61 118

 n.v.

 n.a.

30-50 years

154 598

n.v.

 n.a.

> 50 years

28 888

n.v.

n.a.

 

The Corporate Board of Management, Executive Team, Senior Management Circle; Regional Directors/Chairpersons, Board of Management of operating units, heads of product

11 326

 9 728

 n.r.

Mid- and lower-level management

18 720 

 19 384

n.r.

All other employees

214 557

 142 879

 n.r.

Hours of Further Education by Employee

 

 

 

Voith Group

6

 5

 n.r.

Women

5

 4

 n.r.

Men

6

 5

 n.r.

Number of Employees Who Underwent Further Training

 

 

 

Voith Group

15 829 

 14 505

 3 443

Total Expenditure (in €)

 

 

 

Voith Group

4 413 721 

 2 998 737

2 938 946

Employees Who Received Performance and Career Development Reviews*

GRI in %  FY 2015/16  FY 2014/15  FY 2013/14
G4-LA11 Voith Group 86.9 82.9 n.r.
Women 83.9 79.6 n.r.
Men

87.6

83.6

n.r.

The Corporate Board of Management, Executive Team, Senior Management Circle; Regional Directors/Chairpersons, Board of Management of operating units, heads of product

83.5

96.2

n.r.

Mid- and lower-level management

86.2

96.1

n.r.

All other employees 87.2 82.0 n.r.

* Employee appraisals up to and including November 30, 2016

3.4 Occupational Health and Safety

Employee Representatives in Committees

Total Number of Employees* Represented on Health and Safety Management Worker Committees*

GRI in %  FY 2015/16  FY 2014/15  FY 2013/14

G4-LA5

Voith Group 75 75 75

* Based on headcount

Occupational Safety Training

Training Courses in Occupational Safety

GRI in %  FY 2015/16  FY 2014/15  FY 2013/14

 

Operations managers approx. 100 % approx. 100 % approx. 100 %
Administrative managers   80 % 80 % 75 %
Trained service providers

n.r.

n.r.

n.r.

HSE Standard Online Instruction

883 Voith Paper employees received training on online instruction using hse+. It proved a success, with a high level of acceptance for this form of instruction. 41% of employees completed the training within three days of receiving the request.

 

Near-miss Accidents

288 near-miss accidents in relation to Safety (reported via an incident report)

12 near-miss accidents in relation to Environment (reported via an incident report)

Occupational Accidents

Work accidents (number)

 GRI

Number

FY 2015/16

FY 2014/15

FY 2013/14

G4-LA6; G4-LA7

Voith Group

57

57

82 

   Germany

35

 30

40 

   Europe excluding Germany

12

 7

20 

   Americas

 3

 14

11 

   Asia

 6

 6

11 

   Other

1

 0

 Occupational Accidents Resulting in Fatalities

 

 

 

   Work accidents resulting in fatalities

 0

 0

 

Frequency Rate

 GRI

Number of occupational accidents resulting in downtime (1 day or more) per 1 million working hours

FY 2015/16

FY 2014/15

FY 2013/14

G4-LA6; G4-LA7

Voith Group

1.6 

1.5

2.0 

   Germany

2.6 

2.0

2.6 

   Europe excluding Germany

2.4 

1.4

3.7 

   Americas

0.3 

 1.4

1.0 

   Asia

0.7 

 0.7

1.3 

   Other

5.1 

 0.0

0.0 

Severity Rate

 GRI

Hours lost per 1 million working hours

FY 2015/16

FY 2014/15

FY 2013/14

G4-LA6; G4-LA7 

Voith Group

282

273

396

   Germany

 287

168

235

   Europe excluding Germany

 478

391

459

   Americas

 94

 287

 579

   Asia

 389

 390

 459

   Other

 62

 0

 0

Absence Rate

 GRI

Refers to the actual hours of employee absence

FY 2015/16

FY 2014/15

FY 2013/14

G4-LA6; G4-LA7 

Voith Group

1 136 089

1 157 058

1 233 146 

   Germany

 674 694

 658 078

720 790

   Europe excluding Germany

 154 954

 171 446

181 664

   Americas

 209 515

 245 478

237 031

   Asia

 92 446

 77 946

90 281

   Other

 4 479

 4 111

3 380


Lost Day Rate

 GRI

in %

FY 2015/16

FY 2014/15

FY 2013/14

G4-LA6; G4-LA7

Voith Group

3.1

3.0

3.1

   Germany

4.9

 4.5

 4.6

   Europe excluding Germany

 3.1

 3.3

 3.3

   Americas

2.2

 2.4

 2.3

   Asia

1.2

 1.0

 1.1

   Other

 1.6

 1.4

 1.0

Lost Day Rate: The impact of occupational accidents and diseases, which can be measured against the time the affected employee failed to appear for work. The rate is calculated by comparing the total number of lost days with the total number of hours which the workforce ought to have worked in the reporting period.

Working Days Lost: Working days which could not be worked on (and so are “lost”) as one or more employees was/were unable to perform his/her/their usual work owing to an occupational accident or disease. These days do not count as working days lost if an employee returns for a limited number of hours or for a different activity.

 

Occupational Disease Rate

 GRI

Number of occupational diseases per 1 million working hours.

FY 2015/16

FY 2014/15

FY 2013/14

G4-LA6; G4-LA7 

Voith Group 

n.r.

n.r.

n.r.

   Germany

n.r.

 n.r.

 n.r.

   Europe excluding Germany

 n.r.

 n.r.

 n.r.

   Americas

n.r.

 n.r.

 n.r.

   Asia

n.r.

 n.r.

 n.r.

   Other

 n.r.

n.r.

 n.r.

Occupational Disease: A disease caused by a work situation or occupational activity (e.g. through stress or regular contact with harmful chemicals) or as a result of an occupational accident.

3.4.2 Occupational Health

Employee Support Measures

 GRI  
 G4-LA10

Ergonomic and safe working environment

The pilot measure in Heidenheim ran for nine months: At the 75 events held, 968 employees took part and were informed and advised on questions relating to ergonomics on a one-to-one basis directly at their workplaces. The feedback was so positive that we now plan to offer this event at other locations.

In the production area, in the reporting year the information continued to focus on dealing with heavy components and loads. In this context, the three Group Divisions involved in machine and plant manufacturing launched the pilot project Fit to Manufacture ("Fit in der Fertigung"), with four events and 36 participants. The experiences gained from this project were incorporated in the campaign on ergonomics in the workshop areas that we will run in the current fiscal year.

Furthermore, Voith employees at our Heidenheim, Crailsheim, and Garching locations had the chance during the reporting year to participate in the Siemens-Betriebskrankenkasse (SBK) company health insurance fund campaign Taking a Stance ("Zeigen Sie Haltung"), and do some back exercises using an online back trainer to maintain a healthy back while at their PC.

A further campaign in the 2015/16 fiscal year was devoted to emergency management. 1,588 participants in Heidenheim and Mergelstätten took up the opportunity to learn more in 1.5-hour seminars about key initial emergency measures, and practice using a fire extinguisher and an automated external defibrillator (AED). The training courses were developed by Voith occupational health physicians and occupational safety experts, and run by external service providers. The campaign has already proven worthwhile, with an improvement in conduct in emergency situations, particularly in relation to the standard of emergency calls and the provision of first aid.

Health promotion and illness prevention

The presentations were a huge hit, with an average of 120 employees taking part in the events. The life-balance presentation was repeated in Heidenheim because of the huge turnout, and was also offered in Crailsheim.

Besides the series of lectures, in the 2016/17 fiscal year we plan to run a colon cancer screening campaign at several German locations.

Support in the event of illness and stress

As part of our Voith 150+ success program, occupational medical care at our location in Heidenheim was expanded to cover our locations of Crailsheim and Garching. We also decided to hire one further doctor for our occupational medicine team to cover additional locations in the east, south, and west of Germany. With this model we intend to ensure we offer a consistently high level of care across Germany, while utilizing synergy effects for instance by transferring our campaigns and initiatives from Heidenheim to other German locations. This includes the use of the same occupational medicine software across all German locations in future.

Corporate culture and leadership

In the reporting year we conducted 10 seminars, which attracted around 110 participants in total. In addition, we are planning further events at a number of locations in Germany.