Corporate responsibility GRI disclosures

GENERAL DISCLOSURES
Standard GRI content Location Additional information Global Compact
Organisational profile
GRI 102-1 Name of the reporting organisation   Fingrid Oyj  
GRI 102-2 Activities, brands, products and services Fingrid in brief    
GRI 102-3 Location of the organisation’s headquarters   Fingrid’s headquarters are located in Helsinki.  
GRI 102-4 Number of countries where the organisation operates, and names of countries where it has significant operations and/or that are relevant to the topics covered in the report Fingrid in brief    
GRI 102-5 Ownership and legal form of the organisation Fingrid in brief    
GRI 102-6 Markets served Fingrid in brief    
GRI 102-7 Scale of the organisation Fingrid in brief    
GRI 102-8 Number of employees by employment type and employment contract, by region and by gender     6
TOTAL NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES 2017 Men Women 2016 Men Women 2015 Men Women
Permanent 308 237 71 291 220 71 280 211 69
  87 % 77 % 23 % 87 % 76 % 24 % 89 % 75 % 25 %
Temporary 47 34 13 43 30 13 35 27 8
  13 % 72 % 28 % 13 % 70 % 30 % 11 % 77 % 23 %
Full-time 328 249 79 302 226 76 293 220 73
  92 % 76 % 24 % 90 % 75 % 25 % 93 % 75 % 25 %
Part-time 27 22 5 32 24 8 22 18 4
  8 % 81 % 19 % 10 % 75 % 25 % 7 % 82 % 18 %
Total 355 271 84 334 250 84 315 238 77
Average 352     336     319    
PERSONNEL BY LOCATION
  2017 2016 2015
Helsinki 303 285 267
Hämeenlinna 16 16 15
Oulunsalo 11 9 9
Petäjävesi 14 13 12
Rovaniemi 1 2 2
Varkaus 10 9 10
  Number of contractors’ employees by employment type, contract and region   Reporting covers the service providers’ working hours included in Fingrid’s internal monitoring. In 2017, grid building and maintenance operations amounted to 751,789 work hours, equalling 442 man-years. 6
PERSONNEL AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, MAN-YEARS
  2017 2016 2015
Man-years, Fingrid’s personnel 321 300 287
Man-years, service providers 442 575 593
Man-years total 763 876 880
GRI 102-9 The organisation’s supply chain   Fingrid requires that its service and goods suppliers commit to Fingrid’s Supplier Code of Conduct or with their own similar code. The Code covers issues such as business practices, human rights, labour rights, occupational safety and the environment. The Supplier Code of Conduct is applied for procurements worth at least EUR 30,000 and they are linked, e.g., to material, equipment or ICT purchase agreements. Fulfilment of the requirements is monitored on a risk basis. The Code of Conduct is a condition for being included in supplier registers used in recurring substation and power line procurements. In addition, contractual partners are subject to separate contract terms related to the use of subcontractors and workforce, and to occupational safety and environmental matters.

Building work on the grid is carried out on a project basis, in separate substation and transmission line projects as well as in so-called turn-key contracts. The main contractor, acting in the role of Fingrid’s contractual counterparty, is in charge of the detailed design, the procurement of material and equipment as well as building and installations until commissioning. The main contractor on a specific project may have several subcontractors; the contractual partner must submit the most significant subcontractors for approval by Fingrid.

The qualifications of the contractors and service suppliers carrying out grid construction and maintenance are verified primarily by means of various supplier registers and shortlisting procedures. A validation system to ensure the proper qualifications of employees for performing basic maintenance on power lines and substations is also in place. Fingrid has around 60 direct contractual partners, the 10 biggest of which account for roughly 90 per cent of the total financial value of the procurements. There are two companies with regional contracts on transmission line maintenance and four companies with regional substation maintenance contracts. Both the contractors’ and subcontractors’ use mostly Finnish workforce for grid building work. A substantial number of non-Finnish workers, hailing from countries such as Spain, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Sweden and Estonia, work mainly on transmission line work sites, but to some extent also at substations. Grid maintenance suppliers and their suppliers use Finnish workforce. Some non-Finnish personnel is used in vegetation trimming at transmission lines and in areas requiring special expertise.
 
GRI 102-10 Significant changes to the organisation’s size, structure, ownership, or supply chain during the reporting period Report of the Board of Directors No significant changes  
CUSTOMERS CONNECTED TO THE GRID December 2017 December 2016 December 2015
  Customers Connection points Customers Connection points Customers Connection points
Distribution networks 62 412 62 412 62 414
Production 34 58 32 56 29 54
Industry 24 48 24 48 25 49
Institutional customers 1 43 1 43 1 44
Total 121 561 119 559 117 561
  Length of above and underground transmission and distribution lines   The transmission grid owned by Fingrid encompasses approx. 14,400 kilometres of 400, 220 and 110 kilovolt transmission lines, plus 115 substations and four HVDC substations.  
  Allocation of CO2e emissions allowances or equivalent, broken down by carbon trading framework Report of the Board of Directors Fingrid’s reserve power plants are included in the European Union's emissions trading system. The accuracy of the measuring and reporting systems for fuel consumption is verified by an accredited emissions trading verifier. A total of 5,817 (10,335) units (tCO2) of emission allowances were returned, 10% of which consisted of purchased and 90% of acquired emission rights units. Fingrid has not been granted free-of-charge emission rights for the emissions trade period 2013–2020. Purchased emission rights units amounted to 4,150 in 2017. Emissions trading had minor financial significance for Fingrid.  
GRI 102-11 Application of the precautionary principle Corporate Governance Statement
Environment
The precautionary principle is included in Fingrid’s Code of Conduct and the UN’s Global Compact initiative, which Fingrid has committed to. The environmental impacts of new transmission lines are determined according to an EIA procedure as required under the legislation on the environmental impact assessment procedure or, for projects with minor impacts, by means of an environmental study. Fingrid’s reserve power plants are subject to an environmental permit.  
GRI 102-12 Externally developed principles or other initiatives to which the organisation subscribes or which it endorses Review by the President & CEO
Report of the Board of Directors
Global Compact initiative
Energy efficiency agreement of Finnish industries 2017–2025
 
GRI 102-13 Memberships in associations and advocacy organisations   ENTSO-E (European Network of Transmission System Operators – Electricity), Finnish Energy Industries, Cigré (International Council on Large Electric Systems), FIBS Corporate Responsibility Network, Association for Finnish Work  
Strategy and analysis
GRI 102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker Review by the President & CEO    
GRI 102-15 Key impacts, risks, and opportunities Strategy
Operating environment
Report of the Board of Directors
   
Ethical business principles
GRI 102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behaviour Corporate responsibility   1-10
GRI 102-17 Mechanisms for advice on ethical and lawful behaviour and for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behaviour   Fingrid’s employees can receive advice in applying Fingrid’s Code of Conduct from the company’s legal services. Suspected behaviour that goes against Fingrid’s Code of Conduct must be reported to a supervisor, Fingrid’s management or internal audit without delay. An independent so-called whistleblowing channel is also in use. No reports were made via the whistleblowing channel during the year. Suspected breaches are investigated with confidentiality and discretion, ensuring that no negative consequences befall the person reporting the behaviour. Behaviour that goes against the Code of Conduct will lead to a discussion with the supervisor and, if necessary, other disciplinary measures. 1-10
Governance
GRI 102-18 Governance structure and committees Corporate Governance Statement    
GRI 102-19 Delegating authority Corporate Governance Statement
Corporate responsibility
   
GRI 102-20 Executive-level responsibility Corporate responsibility    
GRI 102-22 Composition of the highest governance body Corporate Governance Statement The report includes the composition of the Board of Directors and independence of Board members.  
GRI 102-23 Chair of the highest governance body Corporate Governance Statement    
GRI 102-24 Nominating and selecting the highest governance body Corporate Governance Statement The report accounts for the selection of Board members and the related criteria.  
GRI 102-25 Avoidance of conflicts of interest Corporate Governance Statement    
GRI 102-26 Role of the highest governance body in setting purpose, values and strategy Corporate Governance Statement
Corporate responsibility
   
GRI 102-29 Highest governance body’s role in identifying and managing risks Corporate Governance Statement
Report of the Board of Directors
The reports account for the Board of Directors’ responsibilities in the arrangement of risk management.  
GRI 102-30 Effectiveness of the risk management processes Corporate Governance Statement
Report of the Board of Directors
   
GRI 102-31 Frequency of risk reviews Corporate Governance Statement
Report of the Board of Directors
The reports account for the Board of Directors’ role in the approval of risk management principles and in the definition of risks and their management measures as well as implementation.  
GRI 102-32 Approval of the sustainability report Corporate Governance Statement The executive management group approves the corporate responsibility reporting.  
GRI 102-35 Remuneration policies for the highest governance body and senior executives Remuneration statement The statement accounts for the principles of remuneration policies and systems for the Board of Directors and senior executives.  
GRI 102-36 Process for determining remuneration Remuneration statement The report describes the approval process of remuneration systems and forms of remuneration.  
Stakeholder engagement
GRI 102-40 List of stakeholder groups Stakeholder engagement    
GRI 102-41 Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements   Fingrid complies with the collective labour agreement for salaried employees and senior professional employees in the energy industry. These agreements cover the entire personnel excluding top management. 3
  Fingrid’s contractors’ personnel covered by the collective labour agreements by country   According to the Act on the Contractor's Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out, the entire chain of contractors at Fingrid’s work sites is obligated to operate in compliance with applicable Finnish collective labour agreements both regarding Finnish and non-Finnish workforce.  
GRI 102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders Stakeholder engagement    
GRI 102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement Stakeholder engagement    
GRI 102-44 Key topics and concerns raised through stakeholder engagement Customers
Corporate responsibility
Environment
   
Report profile
GRI 102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements Contents of the annual report and reporting principles    
GRI 102-46 Defining report content Strategy An assessment of the material economic, social and environmental impacts of Fingrid’s operations, as well as the impacts on stakeholders’ decision-making was updated in 2016, taking into account the strong connection between sustainability and strategy and business and its impact on Fingrid’s ability to create value, as well as the requirements of the GRI reporting guidelines, which extend throughout the value chain. The starting point for the update was a thorough materiality analysis conducted in 2014, which included a broad background analysis, meetings attended by dozens of experts from Fingrid, and a stakeholder survey sent out to roughly 700 individuals. In 2016, the need to update the materiality analysis was evaluated by Fingrid’s development managers, and the executive management group confirmed the most important issues concerning Fingrid’s operations as well as the adequacy of the management approach for these issues. In 2017, the executive management group confirmed that the materiality analysis was up to date.  
GRI 102-47 Material topics Strategy
Operating environment
The matters prioritised as material for Fingrid and their corresponding GRI reporting aspects are presented in the GRI Content Index.  
GRI 102-48 Restatements of information   Any changes to information from previous reports are stated in connection with the relevant information.  
GRI 102-49 Changes in reporting   There were no significant changes in the material topics and topic boundaries from previous reporting periods.  
GRI 102-50 Reporting period   The reporting period covers the financial period 1 January to 31 December 2017.  
GRI 102-51 Date of most recent report   The previous annual report was published on 20 March 2017.  
GRI 102-52 Reporting cycle   The annual report is published every year.  
GRI 102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents   Feedback and questions about the annual report and Fingrid’s corporate responsibility can be sent to viestinta@fingrid.fi.  
GRI 102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards   Fingrid’s corporate responsibility reporting is realised in accordance with the Core requirements of the GRI standards.  
GRI 102-55 GRI content index GRI index    
GRI 102-56 External assurance   Corporate responsibility information has not been assured externally except for the account for carbon dioxide emissions which has been assured by an external emissions trading verifier.  
MATERIAL TOPICS
MATERIAL TOPICS FOR FINGRID MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE PROCEDURE AT FINGRID FINGRID’S MANAGEMENT INDICATORS MATERIAL TOPICS FOR FINGRID’S OPERATIONS DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL INFORMATION FOR FINGRID’S OPERATIONS
Reliability of the electricity system Principles for managing system security Grid disturbances: financial harm to customers GRI: Indirect economic impacts GRI 203-2 Significant indirect economic impacts
Reserve policy System security: System Average Interruption Duration Index in connection points Electricity availability and transmission reliability Power outage frequency
Average power outage duration
Contingency policy Sufficiency of the system reserves Demand-side management  
Reserve power plant management policy System efficiency Transmission and distribution losses
Research and development R&D activities and expenses related to electricity supply
GRI: Energy GRI 302-1 Energy consumption
GRI 302-2 Energy consumption outside of the organisation
GRI 302-3 Energy intensity
GRI: Emissions Allocation of CO2e emissions allowances or equivalent, broken down by carbon trading framework
GRI 305-1 Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1)
GRI 305-2 Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2)
GRI 305-3 Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 3)
GRI 305-4 GHG emissions intensity
GRI 305-7 NOx, SOx and other significant air emissions
Stakeholder engagement Fingrid’s Code of Conduct Trust KPI in the customer survey GRI: Stakeholder engagement GRI 102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement  
102-44 Key topics and concerns raised
ENTSO-E: ranking in price level comparisons GRI: Local communities  
Land use and environment policy Landowner survey grade GRI: Marketing and labelling Number of residential, industrial, institutional and commercial customer accounts
Communications policy Results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction
Financial result Management principles Credit rating GRI: Economic performance GRI 201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed
GRI 201-4 Financial assistance received from government
Corporate Finance and Financing Principles Dividend payout capacity  
Financing policy Cost-effectiveness
Procurement practices Fingrid’s corporate responsibility requirements for suppliers
Procurement policy
Deviations or problems in contractor obligation or employment relationship matters GRI: Procurement practices GRI 102-9 Description of the supply chain
Development and safety of the transmission grid Main grid development and maintenance management principles Implementation of capital investments GRI: Occupational health and safety GRI 403-2 Type of injury and rates of injury (LTIF), occupational diseases, lost days and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities
Contingency policy Maintenance efficiency: ranking in international benchmarks (ITOMS, ITAMS) GRI: Employment Proportion of suppliers’ and contractors’ employees who have taken part in occupational safety training
Company security policy LTIF GRI: Customer health and safety Number of injuries and fatalities to the public involving company assets, including legal judgments, settlements and pending legal cases of diseases
Grid planning, construction, maintenance management policies Environmental deviations GRI: Environmental compliance GRI 307-1 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations
GRI: Biodiversity GRI 304-1 Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas
GRI: Waste GRI 306-2 Waste
Well-functioning electricity market Principles for promoting the electricity market Grade for developing the electricity market in the customer survey GRI: Customer privacy GRI 418-1 Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data
Loss power procurement policy
Transmission capacity allocation and congestion management policy
An open, collaborative, renewing and target-oriented work community Management principles Workplace atmosphere: result of personnel survey GRI: Employment GRI 102-8 Number of employees and contractors by employment type and employment contract, by region and by gender
HR policy Management: ranking in the Great Place to Work Finland survey GRI 102-41 Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements
Equal opportunity and non-discrimination plan GRI 401-1 Total number and rate of new employee hires and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender and region
Percentage of employees retiring within the next 5 and 10 years
GRI: Education GRI 404-1 Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category
GRI 404-2 Programmes for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programmes
GRI 404-3 Performance and career development reviews
GRI: Diversity and equal opportunities GRI 405-1 Diversity of governance bodies and employees
  GRI 405-2 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men
The company’s Code of Conduct Fingrid’s Code of Conduct Grade for responsible operations in personnel survey GRI: Business ethics GRI 102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behaviour
Management principles GRI 102-17 Mechanisms for advice on ethical and lawful behaviour and for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behaviour
Internal control and risk management principles GRI: Non-discrimination GRI 406-1 Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken
HR policy GRI: Anti-corruption and anti-bribery GRI 205-3 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken
Data security policy GRI: Public policy GRI 415-1 Political contributions
Data protection policy GRI: Anti-competitive behaviour GRI 206-1 Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes
Document management policy GRI: Socioeconomic compliance GRI 419-1 Significant fines and non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and/or regulations
Standard GRI content Location Notes  
Management approach
GRI 103 Disclosures on Management Approach Strategy
Fingrid’s strategic targets and indicators
Personnel
Corporate responsibility
Environment
Corporate Governance Statement
Report of the Board of Directors
   
ECONOMIC RESPONSIBILITY STANDARDS
Economic performance
GRI 201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed (€)      
Income from customers   2017 2016 2015
  Turnover   671,992,154 586,119,500 600,224,476
  Other operating income   2,933,448 12,688,847 5,199,164
 
Contributions received -170,141 -282,023 -199,475
  Dividend income   1,119,088 564,840 555,518
  Income from investments and loans   478,062 688,991 623,881
Total   676,352,612 599,780,155 606,403,565
 
Payments to suppliers        
  Purchases, materials and services   301,947,504 248,358,502 240,642,741
    Electricity tax on auxiliary power -4,818 -18,978 -9,858
  Other costs   61,918,444 30,585,523 82,287,655
    Changes in fair value 8,884,281 35,444,373 -24,275,675
    Voluntary additional personnel expenses and compensation for expenses (excl. training) -1,617,363 -1,533,407 -1,406,409
    Real estate tax -421,385 -409,145 -393,259
    Contributions -28,014 -32,424 -79,538
Total   370,678,649 312,394,445 296,765,659
 
Remuneration to personnel        
    Salaries, remunerations, social security contributions 29,384,630 28,597,902 25804350
    Voluntary additional personnel expenses and compensation for expenses (excl. training) 1,617,363 1,533,407 1,406,409
Total   31,001,993 30,131,309 27,210,758
 
Payments to providers of capital        
  Dividend*   173,518,010 97,999,992 90,000,004
  Finance costs   18,455,841 21,058,652 22,738,413
Total   191,973,851 119,058,645 112,738,417
 
Payments to government and community investment        
  Income tax for the financial year   30,576,223 25,780,172 30,807,079
  Real estate tax   421,385 409,145 393,259
  Electricity tax on auxiliary power   4,818 18,978 9,858
  Contributions and sponsoring   28,014 32,424 79,538
Total   31,030,439 26,240,719 31,289,733
Economic value retained for developing Fingrid’s operations**   51,667,679 111,955,038 138,398,998.00
2017: *The dividend for 2017 is the Board of Directors’ proposal to the Annual General Meeting
GRI 201-4 Financial assistance received from government Financial statements, note 2, other operating income    
  2017 2016 2015
Tekes 25,141 75,714 34,475
The National Emergency Supply Agency 145,000 145,000 145,000
Real-Smart (EU) 0 0  
EU investment grant 0 0 15,000,000
Other financial assistance 0 0  
Total 170,141 262,023 15,179,475
Indirect economic impacts        
GRI 203-2 Significant indirect economic impacts Power system    
Procurement practices        
GRI 103 Management approach
Report of the Board of Directors

 

Strategy

 

Corporate responsibility

 

GRI index
See GRI 102-9  
Anti-corruption       10
GRI 205-3 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken   No incidents of corruption during the reporting period.  
Anti-competitive behaviour        
GRI 206-1 Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes   No legal actions during the reporting period.  
Electricity availability and transmission reliability        
GRI 103 Management approach Grid development and maintenance
Power system
   
Demand-side management        
GRI 103 Management approach Power system
Electricity market
   
Research and development        
GRI 103 Management approach Research, development and innovation    
System efficiency        
GRI 103 Transmission and distribution losses Power system See also GRI 302-1  
ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY STANDARDS        
Energy        
GRI 302-1, GRI 302-2 Energy consumption within and outside of the organisation     7, 8
ENERGY CONSUMPTION   2017 2016 2015
Direct        
Light fuel oil t 1,801 3,217 2,068
  GJ 77,425 138,320 88,905
Indirect        
Electricity transmission energy losses GWh 1,223 1,270 1380
  GJ 4,402,800 4,572,000 4,968,431
Energy produced with the fuels consumed by leased reserve power plants GWh 0.9 1.3 3.4
  GJ 3,162 4,676 12,700
Reserve power plants’ auxiliary energy GWh 10.3 9.9 9.4
  GJ 37,080 35,724 33,719
Reserve power plants’ district heating GWh 0.6 0.6 0.6
  GJ 2,272 2,319 2,242
         
2017: Fingrid’s environmental data reporting encompasses the entire company, except for the data on substation electricity consumption, electricity and heating for premises, and the related carbon dioxide emissions. The compilation of this data will be developed in the coming years. Reporting does not include emissions data from transportation carried out by service providers. Fingrid does not own any motor vehicles.
         
GRI 302-3 Energy intensity     7,8
ENERGY INTENSITY   2017 2016 2015
Fingrid’s total energy consumption divided by net sales GJ/€1000 6.73 8.11 8.51
Biodiversity
GRI 304-1 Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas     8
    2017 2016 2015
Grid transmission lines in protected areas and Natura sites1 km 258 257 260
         
Reported transmission line kilometres in protected and Natura areas.
Emissions
GRI 305-1 Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1)     7, 8
Direct emissions (Scope 1)   2017 2016 2015
  Reserve power plant fuels, tCO2 5,817 10,326 6,502
  Substations’ sulphur hexafluoride, tCO2e 547 479 1,459
  Total, tCO2e 1) 6,364 10,805 11,000
 
GRI 305-2 Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2)     7, 8
Energy indirect emissions (Scope 2) 2017 2016 2015
Transmission losses, tCO2-e 221,363 265,430 303,626
Energy produced with the fuels consumed by leased reserve power plants, tCO2-e 638 775 897
Reserve power plants’ auxiliary energy, tCO2-e 1,864 2,074 2,061
Reserve power plants’ district heating, tCO2-e 111 118 116
Total, tCO2e 223,976 268,397 306,700
GRI 305-3 Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 3)     7, 8
Other indirect emissions (Scope 3) 2017 2016 2015
Business travel (flights and kilometre-reimbursed business trips), tCO2-e 640 694 752
Total, tCO2e 640 694 752 1)
 
GRI 305-4 GHG emissions intensity     7.8
GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INTENSITY 2017 2016 2015
Fingrid’s direct (Scope 1) and indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions divided by net sales KgCO2/€1000 0.34 0.48 0.61
GRI 305-7 NOx, SOx and other significant air emissions     7.8
Reserve power plants’ sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions 2017 2016 2015
    tonnes tonnes tonnes
  Sulphur dioxide, SO2 0.90 0.80 0.50
  Nitrogen oxide, NOx 30 61 40
         
Effluents and waste
GRI 306-2 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method     8
Total weight of waste by type and disposal method 2017 2016 2015
  tonnes tonnes tonnes
Total waste volume 9,314 7,397 6,052
Hazardous waste 355 481 333
Recycling and reuse 6,909 5,275 4,770
Other utilisation, e.g. for civil engineering 1,943 1,195 955
Combustion in a power plant 24 40 37
Final disposal, e.g. landfill 438 887 290
Recycling rate, % 74 63 76
Utilisation rate, % 95 84 93
GRI 306-3 Significant spills Report of the Board of Directors
Environment
One major environment-related deviation occurred in the company’s operations during the year  
Environmental compliance 8
GRI 307-1 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations   No fines or sanctions during the reporting period.  
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY STANDARDS  
Employment 6
GRI 401-1 Total number and rate of new employee hires and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender and region      
TYPES OF EMPLOYMENT   2017 2016 2015
New permanent employment contracts 18 15 10
Number of expired employment contracts 8 7 7
Retired 1 3 8
Average retirement age 63 65 65
Average length of employment* (y) 15.0 10.3 8.3
Number of persons made redundant 0 0 0
Incoming turnover rate 5.8 % 5.2 % 3.6 %
Outgoing turnover rate 2.9 % 3.4 % 4.6 %
       
Incoming and outgoing turnover rates not reported by age group and gender. The report accounts for absolute values; percentage rates not reported due to a low turnover rate. *Fingrid was established in 1996 and its operations started in 1997. The personnel were transferred to the company as serving employees. Incoming and outgoing turnover rates not reported by age group and gender. The report accounts for absolute values; percentage rates not reported due to a low turnover rate. *Fingrid was established in 1996 and its operations started in 1997. The personnel were transferred to the company as serving employees.
       
NEW, PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS, BY AGE GROUP 2017 2016 2015
  No. of people No. of people No. of people
Under 29 yrs. 5 2 3
30–39 7 7 4
40–49 4 5 2
50–59 1 1 1
60–69 1 0 0
       
       
NUMBER OF EXPIRED PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS BY AGE GROUP 2017 2016 2015
  No. of people No. of people No. of people
Under 29 yrs. 0 1 0
30–39 3 5 3
40–49 3 1 2
50–59 1 0 2
60–69 1 3 6
       
  Percentage of employees retiring within the next 5 and 10 years   Percentage of employees retiring within the next 5 years, %: 14 % Salaried employees 5 % Senior salaried employees 95 %      
      Percentage of employees retiring within the next 10 years, %: 26 % Salaried employees 5 % Senior salaried employees 95 %      
      *The estimate is based on the lowest age that one can retire on old-age pension according to the statutory pension system.  
  Number of work days of contractors’ and contractors' employees working in construction, operation and maintenance duties   The report accounts for the total working hours of service providers, see GRI 102-8  
  Proportion of suppliers’ and contractors’ employees who have taken part in occupational safety training Grid development and maintenance The source of the report is the OHS development project.  
Occupational health and safety 6
GRI 403-2 Type of injury and rates of injury (LTIF), occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender Grid development and maintenance
Personnel
Report of the Board of Directors
   
NUMBER OF OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS AND ABSENCES DUE TO ILLNESS   2017 2016 2015
Absences due to illness 1% (3.2 days/person) 1% (3.4 days/person) 2% (3.6 days/person)
  Workplace Business travel Workplace Business travel Workplace Business travel
Accidents resulting in absence from work 2 0 0 0 1 0
Accidents not resulting in absence from work 0 4 1 1 3 3
LTIF (accidents/million work hours)* 3.7 0 0.0 0 2.1 0
Work-related fatalities 0 0 0 0 0 0
Occupational diseases No cases No cases No cases
  Contractors’ and suppliers’ OHS-related performance Grid development and maintenance The report accounts for the number and severity of accidents, LTIF and fatalities.  
Training and education 6
GRI 404-1 Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category      
NUMBER OF TRAINING HOURS BY EMPLOYEE GROUP AND GENDER 2017 2016 2015
  h h h
Number of training hours by gender, Women 34 40 32
Number of training hours by gender, Men 32 34 40
Number of training hours by employee group, salaried employees 19 21 23
Number of training hours by employee group, senior salaried employees 34 38 40
EDUCATION LEVEL OF PERMANENT PERSONNEL 2017 2016 2015
Basic and secondary education 20 21 21
Lowest level of tertiary education 33 34 33
Bachelor’s degree 109 104 101
Master’s degree 137 123 116
Second stage of tertiary education 9 9 9
Training days per person 4 5 5
GRI 404-2 Programmes for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programmes that facilitate continued employability and the management of career endings Personnel   6
GRI 404-3 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews      
PERFORMANCE REVIEWS
  2017 2016 2015
% who participated 99 99 99
Performance reviews apply to all permanent employees. Performance reviews conducted twice a year include a discussion on personal goals and results as well as an individual long-term and short-term development plan.
Diversity and equal opportunities 6
GRI 405-1 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity Corporate Governance Statement    
AGE DISTRIBUTION OF PERMANENT PERSONNEL 2017 2016 2015
Under 29 yrs. 27 25 22
30–39 86 80 81
40–49 91 91 86
50–59 75 76 75
60–69 29 19 16
Average age 44 44 44
GENDER DISTRIBUTION BY EMPLOYEE GROUP 2017 2016 2015
  Men Women Men Women Men Women
Board of Directors 3 2 3 2 3 2
Management 6 3 6 2 7 1
Senior salaried employees 230 59 213 57 203 56
Salaried employees 1 9 1 12 1 12
 
The Board of Directors and personnel groups reported by gender. The age distribution of permanent personnel reported. (number of people)
GRI 405-2 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men Remuneration statemenet    
Non-discrimination 6
GRI 406-1 Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken   No incidents of discrimination during the reporting period.  
Local communities 1
  Result of landowner survey Environment    
Public policy 10
GRI 415-1 Total value of political contributions by country and recipient/beneficiary   Fingrid does not provide any direct or indirect support, including non-monetary support, to political activities.  
Customer health and safety  
  Number of injuries and fatalities to the public involving company assets, including legal judgments, settlements and pending legal cases of diseases Power system No known cases of personal injury to the public during the reporting period No claims related to incidents of this kind were presented to the company during the reporting period.  
Availability
  Power outage frequency Power system    
  Average power outage duration Power system    
Customer privacy
GRI 418-1 Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data   No incidents during the reporting period.  
Socioeconomic compliance
GRI 419-1 Significant fines and non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and/or regulations   No significant fines or sanctions during the reporting period.