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SUSTAINABILITY LIBRARY 2023 People Our employees

Our employees

The Group aims to be an attractive employer for both existing and potential employees. Two of the Group’s strategic priorities are “create a learning and innovative organization” and “develop our people & affected communities”. Our employees are crucial for our success, and as an employer, Lerøy strives to create an including and engaging work environment characterized by collaboration, learning and continuous development.

Our values
Our values: Honest, Open, Responsible and Creative lie at the foundation of everything we do. Therefore, it is important that our employees live by and identify with the values as well as represent the Group as positive ambassadors.

One of our focus areas is to develop an inclusive and engaging work environment. Within the Group, we strive to build a culture of pride and openness through collaboration and learning across our fully integrated value chain. To measure this, we run an annual employee survey in collaboration with Great Place to Work that is distributed to every employee in the Group. The survey is available in 17 languages, and is voluntary to participate in. We encourage all employees in the Group to participate and we are proud to have achieved an answer rate of 82% in 2024.

In the future, we will continue to build our “One Lerøy” culture focusing on continuous development and improvement.

 

Own employees - Information on employees by gender
Total
Number of employees
(head count)
5 342
Male 3 424
Female 1 918
Number of permanent employees
(head count)
4 574
Male 2 958
Female 1 616
Number of temporary employees
(head count)
768
Male 466
Female 302
Number of non-guaranteed hours employees
(head count)
132
Male 80
Female 52
Number of full time employees
(head count)
4 773
Male 3 081
Female 1 692
Number of part time employees
(head count)
437
Male 263
Female 174
Employees by and hired employees (workers) by country
Total
Number of employees
(head count)
5342
Norway 3800
Finland 44
Portugal 51
Spain 425
Denmark 390
Netherlands 191
Italy 22
USA 7
Sweden  243
Turkey 31
France 135
United Kingdom 3

 

Number of permanent employees
(head count )
4574
Norway 3251
Finland 40
Portugal 44
Spain 322
Denmark 390
Netherlands 142
Italy 11
USA 7
Sweden  210
Turkey 31
France 123
United Kingdom 3

 

Number of temporary employees
(head count)
768
Norway 549
Finland 4
Portugal 7
Spain 103
Denmark 0
Netherlands 49
Italy 11
USA 0
Sweden  33
Turkey 0
France 12
United Kingdom 0

 

Number of non-guaranteed hours employees
(head count)
132
Norway 105
Finland 0
Portugal 0
Spain 0
Denmark 0
Netherlands 27
Italy 0
USA 0
Sweden  0
Turkey 0
France 0
United Kingdom 0

 

Number of full time employees
(head count)
4773
Norway 3324
Finland 40
Portugal 51
Spain 425
Denmark 380
Netherlands 130
Italy 21
USA 7
Sweden  234
Turkey 31
France 127
United Kingdom 3

 

Number of part time employees
(head count)
437
Norway 371
Finland 4
Portugal 0
Spain 0
Denmark 10
Netherlands 34
Italy 1
USA 0
Sweden  9
Turkey 0
France 8
United Kingdom 0

 

Hired employees (workers)
(head count)
671
Norway 132
Finland 1
Portugal 0
Spain 75
Denmark 67
Netherlands 312
Italy 7
USA 0
Sweden  25
Turkey 25
France 27
United Kingdom 0

 

Total own employees and hired employees (workers) per country
6013
Norway 3932
Finland 45
Portugal 51
Spain 500
Denmark 457
Netherlands 503
Italy 29
USA 7
Sweden  268
Turkey 56
France 162
United Kingdom 3

 

Hired employees (workers) - Information on employees by gender
Total
Number of hired employees (workers)
(head count)
671
Male 256
Female 415
Number of hired full time employees (workers)
(head count)
351
Male 179
Female 172
Number of hired part time employees (workers)
(head count)
320
Male 77
Female 243
 

 

The numbers are reported in head count at the end of reporting period (31.12.2023). 

DEFINITIONS  

Own employee/s (GRI term - “employee”) – An employee (full time and part time) employed on a direct employment contract with Lerøy which defines all terms and conditions of the employment relationship.  

Hired employee/s (GRI term “worker”) – An employee (full time and part time) employed temporarily for a fixed period of time (for instance a season) from a recruitment agency. The hired employee has a direct employment contract with the recruitment agency.   

Lerøy predominantly uses hired labor (workers) to meet the organization’s temporary/ seasonal needs during certain times of the year, for instance during the cod (lat. Gadus Morhua) season which begins in January and lasts until the end of April. Hired employees perform the same work and have the same workload as our full-time employees.   

All employees in Lerøy Seafood Group have a written employment contract of employment that sets out the roles and duties of the employment.  

Lerøy requires that hired labor (workers) also have a written employment contract that sets out the roles and duties of the employment. 

Part-time employment in Norway

9.6% of employees and workers at Lerøy’s Norwegian companies work part-time. Of those, 34.6% are women and 65.4% are men. Some of these part-time positions reflect the reduced need for full-time roles, or they have been created in response to the employee’s and worker's needs, wishes and individual life situations. Many of the part-time roles at Lerøy are auxiliary roles staffed by students. This allows the students to gain practical work experience alongside their studies.

Temporary employment in Norway

14% of employees at the Norwegian companies are working in temporary positions. Most temporary roles are seasonal and fluctuate with demand, e.g. during the cod (lat. Gadus Morhua) season. Lerøy also draws on a pool of temporary workers to meet its ever changing need for resources throughout the year and to cover for staff who are on leave or working on projects.

All companies in the Group carry out employment, occupational health and safety related and compliance related reporting on a monthly/quarterly basis in the Group’s reporting system Cemasys. The reported information is consolidated at Group level.   

There are no significant fluctuations in the number of employees during the reporting period (2023). 

Women at work in factory
  Male  Female  Total
Number of workers who are not employees 256 415 671
Information on employees by gender Male  Female  Total
Number of employees (head count) 3 680 2 333 6 013
Number of permanent employees (head count) 2 958 1 616 4 574
Number of temporary employees (head count)  466 302 768
Number of non-guaranteed hours employees  (head count) 80 52 132
Number of full time employees (head count) 3 260 1 864 5 124
Number of part time employees (head count) 340 417 757

Turnover

Turnover includes own employees, hired employees, part-time employees and temporary employees.

Turnover rate – gender:

Total

Female

Male

17,2%

47%

53%

 

Turnover rate in different age groups:

Employees under 30 years old

Employees between 30-50 years old

Employees over 50 years old

39,7%

47,88%

12,42%