GRI 103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its boundary
SFS Group’s employees are critical to the company’s success. Creating a healthy and safe workplace environment for all employees is therefore a high priority issue at SFS. Labor-intensive production operations across international production platforms, often with high material feed rates, involve production processes that pose certain health and safety risks to these production line employees.
Workers who are not employees of SFS Group, but whose work and/or workplace are controlled by the company are covered by the same health and safety policies as SFS Group employees.
The following disclosures by SFS Group with respect to occupational health and safety cover 9,047 FTEs (employees of SFS Group) as at the end of the reporting period. This corresponds to approximately 86% of SFS Group’s entire workforce and most of these employees work in a production environment. They thus belong to the above-mentioned subset of employees who are exposed primarily to the identified health and safety risks. As the number of work-related injuries involving SFS employees in an office environment are zero or near-zero, this subset of employees is excluded from the following disclosures.