Our ambition is to be highly competitive when it comes to recruiting and keeping the best-qualified personnel. We target a healthy and safe work environment, providing each employee with conditions for the continuous development of her or his expertise.
Our TRI rate (total recordable injuries per million hours worked) was 3.8 in 2011. This represented an increase of 2 percent, compared with our target of a 28 percent decrease. We had three fatal accidents in our consolidated operations. Even though our safety results are among the best in industry, we are far from satisfied.
Hydro's organization in 40 countries represents a great diversity in education, experience, gender, age and cultural background. We see this diversity as a significant resource, not least to encourage innovation. Good leadership, proper organizational structure and the right tools are essential to achieving this. This includes attracting and retaining the right employees.
It is important that our employees enjoy good health, and feel safe and appreciated. Healthy and motivated employees perform better and are more creative, and in that way contribute to increased profitability and better results.