Empower our people

Attractive and meaningful jobs

We uphold internationally recognized labor rights and are committed to providing meaningful and attractive jobs with fair compensation.

The Group aims to be an enterprise with local roots in the areas where we operate, thereby contributing to all local communities regardless of region and nationality.

Lerøy’s culture is based on our values; Honest, Open, Responsible and Creative. The Group strive to create an including and engaging work environment built on collaboration, learning and continuous development.

Our goal is to be a recognized and attractive employer in the seafood industry, recruiting people with the right competencies, skills and values.

Our employees

The Group’s goal is to be an attractive employer for both existing and potential employees.

Our values; Honest, Open, Responsible and Creative represent the foundations for all the work we do. Therefore, it is important that our employees live and identify with our values, and represent the Group as good ambassadors.

One of our main 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.

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

Human rights

Lerøy is a member of UN Global Compact, Norway, and are working for human rights through our daily business. 

Independent of the demand for equal opportunities for men and women, the Group has always placed decisive emphasis on individual skills, performance and responsibility in its recruitment policy and salary systems. Furthermore, the Group seeks at all times to ensures equal employment opportunities and rights for all employees, and works hard to prevent discrimination based on national origin, ethnicity, colour, language, religion or personal philosophy.

One of the company’s goals is to provide a workplace without discrimination because of disabilities. For employees or work applicants with disabilities, the company will arrange for individually adapted workplaces and work tasks where possible.

The company is an actor in a global industry and the company’s working environment changes continuously. This requires flexible employees who are dynamic and willing to learn.

Whistleblowing

 

Whistleblowing externally

The Group has established a digital channel for whistleblowing, for all our stakeholders or other external persons who wish to contact the Group, or report anything,. They can contact  the Group through the Group's web pages, www.leroyseafood.com

Whistleblowing internally

Fair compensation

The Group complies with the laws applicable in the different countries in which we operate. Our compensation policy means that no employee is paid less than the official national minimum wage.

ll our employees have employment contracts in which compensation is specified. Our personnel system and the presence of labour unions ensure that all employees are compensated fairly.

Freedom of association

All our employees are free to organize themselves in unions of their choice, including the right to engage in collective bargaining. The Group keeps a close dialogue with employee representatives, as well as maintaining an active cooperation between the company and employees/trade unions.

Links

Policy:  Human rights
Policy: Diversity and inclusion
Policy:  Whistleblowing

Code of conduct

 

  2020 2019
Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements in Norway % 73 77
Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements abroad % 61 54,3

 

    2020 2019 2018
Percentage of employees with occupational injury insurance (%)   100 100 100
Members of trade unions (number)   1,635 - -
Percentage of employees covered by collective wage agreement (%)        
  Norway 73.00 77.00 -
  Int. 61.00 54.3 -
Response rate to employee survey from GPTW, Great Place To Work (%)   86 82 -
 
 

Equal opportunities

The Group works hard to ensure a discrimination-free environment, where every  employee is treated equally, independently of their gender, origin, ethnicity, skin  color, language, religion or personal philosophy.

One of the Group’s goals is to provide a workplace without discrimination because of disabilities. The company will arrange for individually adapted workplaces and work tasks where possible for employees or work applicants with disabilities.

The Group has always emphasized individual skills, performance and responsibility in its recruitment policy and salary system. Furthermore, the Group at all times ensures equal employment opportunities and rights for all employees, both men and women. The Group has an international working environment and a number of our employees are from other countries. Several of our companies have  multinational workforces.

In recent years, the Group has seen an increase in the proportion of woman in previously traditional "male-dominated" occupations, such as aquacultureand wild fish. We see the same trend in different study directions for the seafood industry. This will lead the way for a better balance in the future.

Lerøy finds that the gender balance is positive for the psychosocial work environment. In recent years, the Group has seen an increase in the proportion of  women in the companies, and aims to increase the proportion of women further in the coming years.

 

  2020 2020 2019 2019
  % Male % Female % Male % Female
Board of Directors 57 43 57 43
Audit Committee 50 50 50 50
Governance Committee 80 20 83 17
Managers with personnel responsibilities 80 20 - -
Total employees 63,5 36,5 65 35

 

The Group will initiate a project in 2021 that will assess any measures to increase the proportion of women.