The Group’s employees deliver on our tagline which is ‘Passion for Value Creation’. We thrive to attract and retain talented and passionate people for our business and support them in their skills and knowledge development. We create a working environment which makes our employees feel that they are partners in fulfilling the Group’s mission, founded on mutual trust, respect and dedication to performance, quality, respect for each other and undying passion for value creation.
The Group consists of highly motivated executives, management and support teams that help the Group achieve its corporate strategy and goals. To achieve this, we focus on creating working conditions that inspire our employees to achieve set targets. We are strongly committed to labour and social standards that attract and retain excellent people and leaders whom we continue to develop through long life learning and support.
EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENTS AND TURNOVER
The Group provides economic opportunities to many people through various employment opportunities that include short-term contracts, casual positions, fixed term contracts and full time or permanent positions.
Employees Base (Permanent & Contracts & Outsourcing)
During the year, the Group recruited 729 employees (492 males and 237 female). 890 Individuals (710 male and 180 female) left the Group through ending of short term and causal position contracts.
WORK RELATED ACCIDENTS/INJURIES
The Group considers health and safety in our work place critical to all our businesses. Any incidences are treated seriously and receive the necessary attention. Regular audits are conducted to ensure safety measures are in place at all times and appropriate training conducted to ensure that all employees are aware of health and safety issues. The Group’s policy is to ensure incidences are kept as low as possible.
|Total Number of Injuries||Incidence||266||344|
|Number of work related fatalities||Incidence||1||0|
|Safety Training (days)||Days||242||140|
During the course of the year, we were saddened by the loss life of one of employees at one of our factories in a work-related incident. Additional measures were taken to ensure that such incidents do not reoccur.
Our total number of injuries was down by 23% from 2016, in line with increased number of safety training days which increased by 73% in 2017.
HEALTHY AND SAFETY TOPICS COVERED IN FORMAL AGREEMENTS WITH TRADE UNIONS
Th e Group’s commitment to health, safety and welfare all of its employees requires all businesses to ensure that they adopt and apply best practices at all times. Our employees’ workers council works with trade unions on key topics and standards practices on health and safety observed in our factories and operations. Our employees are members to several trade unions. During the year, major topics discussed at various employees sessions are presented below:
EMPLOYEES WELLNESS PROGRAM
The Group continues to support and prioritise safety, health and well-being of employees, and their families through Group’s the Wellness Program. The Group’s Wellness programmes provide employees and their dependents with opportunities to foster a lifestyle sensitive and responsive to all the dimensions of total wellbeing. Our wellness interventions which include counselling and coaching have continued to help manage and mitigate some adverse effects on our employees. Statistics of our Wellness activities showed a positive influence on the health and wellness behaviours of our employees and their families. Our employees and their dependents have access to the Group’s Primary Health Care facilities in Harare, Bulawayo and Kariba. Th e Harare Innscor Total Wellness Centre is also an HIV Testing and Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) Centre. All our centres are manned by experienced and trained personnel. Th e table overleaf summarises Wellness activities conducted during the year:
|Programmes||Activities & Outcomes|
|Annual Wellness Day||
|Lectures and Workshop||
|Breast Cancer Awareness||
|Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ)||
|Wellness Staff Development||
WELLNESS PROGRAMS ATTENDANCE
For the year under review, our wellness attendance and participation during our Annual Wellness day was as follows:
|Massage & Wellness||Counts||82||68|
|Cancer Awareness talks||Counts||472||397|
We consider learning and development a critical aspect of the Group’s philosophy. We invest in our employees skills and knowledge development that keeps them motivated, technically sound and equipped to provide efficient and effective customer service and quality production. The table below presents the average employee training time invested by the Group:
|Average Training hours per Employee – Internal Training||Unit||2017||2016|
We try by all means to ensure that our production facilities maintain the highest of standards that do not compromise on the quality and safety of our consumers and employees. We take comprehensive preventative measures to ensure that our production facilities meet the highest standards.
We monitor and review the safety of our products through our quality control units all the way to our customers. We work continuously to ensure that our products pose no risk to our customers, consumers, employees and the environment and that they are seen to be used responsibly and in the manner intended. Our Strategy is to ensure that high standards are applied in the manufacturing and distribution process. During the year under review, our companies retained their ISO9001, ISO17025, ISO22000 and FSS22000 certifications.