Sustainable personnel make for a sustainable organisation
To achieve the overall strategic objectives, work in 2017 continued to focus on cultural issues, competence development, internal communications and work environment issues.
Kommuninvest i Sverige AB is a highly specialised finance organisation that operates both in the Swedish local government sector and in global financial markets. This imposes specific demands on employee skills, values and culture. Most of the Company’s employees have university degrees and many have continued their training following graduation. The number of employees (permanent and probationary employees) rose by 5 (6) new employees in 2017, to a total of 96 (91) employees. The average number of employees during the year was 91 (85).
Strategic competence supply
One of the Company’s overall objectives is to conduct knowledge-oriented and competitive operations. The strategic competence supply work that commenced in 2016 was developed further in 2017. The Company works actively throughout the competence supply process to manage and develop the competencies of employees and the organisation in line with operational objectives and strategies, and to attract, develop and retain employees in a structured manner.
An equal workplace
At Kommuninvest, equal opportunities are afforded to all, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. The Company applies zero tolerance with regard to discrimination or harassment in any form and works continuously with guidelines, dialogues and action plans to prevent, investigate and address these issues. The age distribution is spread evenly across the age categories, with 31 (33) percent of employees being aged 40–49 years. Of the total number of employees, 49 (41) percent were women; among senior executives, the proportion of women was 40 (67) percent. See also the summary on page 19 of the PDF.
Preventive healthcare efforts
With the objective of being a sustainable organisation, Kommuninvest proactively assumes overall responsibility for the well-being of all of its employees. Employees at Kommuninvest must be able to combine work and their private lives in a sustainable, long-term manner. As part of the Company’s preventive work with the social and organisational working environment, we are continuing our work with the concept of Sustainable Everyday Life. The concept includes a broad range of initiatives, ranging from opportunities for a good physical and social work environment, training and daily exercise and health-inspired lectures to stress management and individual coaching and self-help programmes. The aim is to be able to reduce stress and illness.
In 2017, the internal communications project initiated in the preceding year was continued and completed. This work included various educational efforts, as well as the development of guidelines, systems and structures relating to internal communications. In addition, forums for information, clarity and participation have been introduced to contribute to our core values of completeness, clarity, quality and participation.
2017 The year’s employee survey gave a CSI (Customer Satisfaction Index) of 68 (69). One of the issues identified as important, but scoring low, was the sense of “us” at the Company. Action plans have been established at the team level throughout the Company to address this and these will be reviewed in 2018. Cultural issues such as cooperation, responsibility and inclusion are on the agenda, and, at all levels in the Company, we are working to evaluate, maintain open communications and “make it possible to talk about difficult things”. This work will be intensified and developed further in 2018.
Code of Conduct provides guidance
Kommuninvest is a values-driven organisation. The Code of conduct provides guidance on how company employees should act in day-to-day operations in accordance with Kommuninvest’s core values. completeness, participation, clarity and quality. The Code of conduct summarises what the Company’s employees and stakeholders can expect of Kommuninvest. It is a responsibility and requirement of all employees that they adhere to the code, current legislation, regulations and other policies that guide operations. The Company’s managers are required to engender an ethical climate in line with the code and to encourage adherence to the code.