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
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

2018 Men Women 2017 Men Women 2016 Men Women
Permanent 327 251 76 308 237 71 291 220 71
  86 % 77 % 23 % 87 % 77 % 23 % 87 % 76 % 24 %
Temporary 53 40 13 47 34 13 43 30 13
  14 % 75 % 25 % 13 % 72 % 28 % 13 % 70 % 30 %
Full-time 349 268 81 328 249 79 302 226 76
  92 % 77 % 23 % 92 % 76 % 24 % 90 % 75 % 25 %
Part-time 31 23 8 27 22 5 32 24 8
  8 % 74 % 26 % 8 % 81 % 19 % 10 % 75 % 25 %
Total 380 291 89 355 271 84 334 250 84
Average 376     352     336    
PERSONNEL BY LOCATION
  2018 2017 2016
Helsinki 325 303 285
Hämeenlinna 16 16 16
Oulunsalo 11 11 9
Petäjävesi 15 14 13
Rovaniemi 2 1 2
Varkaus 11 10 9
 

Number of contractors’ employees by employment type, contract and region

  Reporting covers the service providers’ working hours included in Fingrid’s internal monitoring. In 2018, grid building and maintenance operations amounted to roughly 700,000 work hours, equalling 413 man-years. 6
PERSONNEL AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, MAN-YEARS
  2018 2017 1 2016 1
Man-years, Fingrid’s personnel 338 321 305
Man-years, service providers 413 440 580
Man-years total 751 761 885
         
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 to procurements worth at least EUR 30,000 and they are linked to material, equipment, ICT etc. 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 maintenance on power lines and substations is also in place. Fingrid has around 50 direct contractual partners, the 15 biggest of which account for roughly 95 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, from countries such as Spain, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Estonia, work mainly on transmission lines, but to some extent also at substations. Grid maintenance suppliers and their suppliers use Finnish workforce. Some non-Finnish personnel is used in clearing of rights-of-way under the 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
 

Number of residential, industrial, institutional and commercial customer accounts

     
CUSTOMERS CONNECTED TO THE GRID  December 2018  December 2017  December 2016
  Customers Connection points Customers Connection points Customers Connection points
Distribution networks 62 406 62 412 62 412
Production 30 58 34 58 32 56
Industry 25 50 24 48 24 48
Institutional customers 1 43 1 43 1 43
Total 118 557 121 561 119 559
  Length of above and underground transmission and distribution lines   The transmission grid owned by Fingrid encompasses approximately 14,300 kilometres of 400-, 220- and 110-kilovolt transmission lines, plus 114 substations, and 4 HVDC stations.  
  Allocation of CO2e emissions allowances or equivalent, broken down by emissions trading scheme 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 8,506 (5,817) units (tCO2) of emission allowances were returned, 100% of which consisted of acquired emission right units. Fingrid has not been granted free-of-charge emission rights for the emissions trade period 2013–2020. Purchased emission rights units amounted to 10,000 in 2018. 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
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  
Strategy and analysis
GRI 102-14 Review by the President & CEO 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   Advice in applying Fingrid’s Code of Conduct is available to Fingrid’s employees from the company’s legal services. Suspected behaviour that goes against Fingrid’s Code of Conduct must be reported to a supervisor or Fingrid’s management without delay. An independent reporting channel is also in use. No reports were made via the 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. 110
Governance
GRI 102-18 Governance structure and committees Corporate Governance    
GRI 102-19 Delegating authority Corporate Governance
Corporate responsibility
   
GRI 102-20 Executive-level responsibility Corporate responsibility    
GRI 102-22 Composition of the highest governance body Corporate Governance 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    
GRI 102-24 Nominating and selecting the highest governance body Corporate Governance The report accounts for the selection of Board members and the related criteria.  
GRI 102-25 Avoidance of conflicts of interest Corporate Governance    
GRI 102-26 Role of the highest governance body in setting purpose, values and strategy Corporate Governance
Corporate responsibility
   
GRI 102-29 Highest governance body’s role in identifying and managing risks Corporate Governance
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
Report of the Board of Directors
   
GRI 102-31 Frequency of risk reviews Corporate Governance
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 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  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 Fingrid's materiality analysis is evaluated annually to ensure that it is up to date as a part of the strategy process, and the executive management group confirms the most important issues concerning Fingrid’s operations as well as the adequacy of the management approach for these issues. The assessment of the economic, social and environmental impacts of Fingrid’s operations, as well as the impacts on stakeholders’ decision-making, takes into account the strong connection between sustainability, strategy and business and its impact on Fingrid’s ability to create value, as well as the value-chain-wide requirements of the GRI reporting guidelines. A thorough materiality analysis was 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.   
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 2018.  
GRI 102-51 Date of most recent report   The previous annual report was published on 20 March 2018.   
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 disclosures    
GRI 102-56 External assurance   Corporate responsibility reporting is assured externally.  
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
Reserve policy
Contingency policy
Reserve power plant management policy

 

Grid disturbances: financial harm to customers GRI: Indirect economic impacts GRI 203-2 Significant indirect economic impacts
System security: System Average Interruption Duration Index in connection points Electricity availability and transmission reliability Power outage frequency
Average power outage duration
Sufficiency of the system reserves Demand-side management  
System efficiency Transmission and distribution losses
Research and development R&D activities and expenses related to electricity supply
GRI: Energy GRI 302-2 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 emissions trading scheme
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
Land use and environment policy
Communications policy
Trust KPI in the customer survey GRI: Stakeholder engagement GRI 102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement
GRI 102-44 Key topics and concerns raised
ENTSO-E: ranking in price level comparisons    
Landowner survey grade GRI: Local communities  
GRI: Marketing and labelling Number of residential, industrial, institutional and commercial customer accounts
Results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction
Financial result Management principles
Corporate Finance and Financing Principles
Financing policy
Credit rating GRI: Economic performance GRI 201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed
Dividend payout capacity   GRI 201-4 Financial assistance received from government
Cost-effectiveness    
Procurement practices Fingrid’s Supplier Code of Conduct
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 
Contingency policy
Company security policy
Grid planning, construction, maintenance management policies
Implementation of capital investments
Maintenance efficiency: ranking in international benchmarks (ITOMS, ITAMS)
LTIF
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
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
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
Loss power procurement policy
Transmission capacity allocation and congestion management policy
Grade for developing the electricity market in the customer survey GRI: Stakeholder engagement GRI 102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement
GRI 102-44 Key topics and concerns raised
An open, collaborative, renewing and target-oriented work community Management principles
HR policy
Equal opportunity and non-discrimination plan
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
Management: ranking in the Great Place to Work Finland survey   GRI 102-41 Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements
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: 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
Management principles
Internal control and risk management principles
HR policy
Data security policy
Data protection policy
Document management policy
Grade for responsible operations in personnel survey GRI: Business ethics GRI 102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behaviour
GRI 102-17 Mechanisms for advice on ethical and lawful behaviour and for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behaviour
GRI: Non-discrimination GRI 406-1 Incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken
GRI: Anti-corruption and anti-bribery GRI 205-3 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken
GRI: Public policy GRI 415-1 Political contributions
GRI: Anti-competitive behaviour GRI 206-1 Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes
GRI: Customer privacy GRI 418-1 Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data
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 Global Compact
Management approach
GRI 103 Disclosures on Management Approach Strategy
Fingrid's strategic targets and indicators
Personnel
Coporate 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 2018 2017 2016
  Turnover   852 784 056 671 992 154 586 119 500
  Other operating income   10 799 688 2 933 448 12 688 847
    Contributions received  -186 387 -170 141 -282 023
  Dividend income   644 877 1 119 088 564 840
  Income from investments and loans   170 274 478 062 688 991
Total     864 212 507 676 352 612 599 780 155
           
Payments to suppliers 2      
  Purchases, materials and services   482 873 473 331 838 555 278 075 433
    Electricity tax on auxiliary power 1 250 -4 818 -18 978
  Other costs    7 211 442 32 027 392 868 592
    Changes in fair value 37 082 763 8 884 281 35 444 373
    Voluntary additional personnel expenses and compensation for expenses (excl. training) -1 697 147 -1 617 363 -1 533 407
    Real estate tax -417 088 -421 385 -409 145
    Contributions -24 974 -28 014 -32 424
Total     525 029 719 370 678 649 312 394 445
           
Remuneration to personnel      
    Salaries, remunerations, social security contributions 32 189 844 29 384 630 28 597 902
    Voluntary additional personnel expenses and compensation for expenses (excl. training) 1 697 147 1 617 363 1 533 407
Total     33 886 991 31 001 993 30 131 309
           
Payments to providers of capital      
  Dividend 1   171 439 950 173 518 010 97 999 992
  Finance costs   17 298 995 18 662 591 21 058 652
Total     188 738 945 192 180 601 119 058 645
           
Payments to government and community investment      
  Income tax for the financial year 3   50 421 418 39 422 683 25 780 172
  Real estate tax   417 088 421 385 409 145
  Electricity tax on auxiliary power   -1 250 4 818 18 978
  Contributions and sponsoring   24 974 28 014 32 424
Total     50 862 230 39 876 900 26 240 719
           
Economic value retained for developing Fingrid’s operations 4 65 694 622 42 614 469 111 955 038
GRI 201-4 Financial assistance received from government

Financial statements, note 2, other operating income

                 
  2018 2017 2016
Tekes 0 25 141 75 714
EU: Horizon 2020 Framework Program 28 250 0 41 309
National Emergency Supply Agency 145 000 145 000 145 000
Total 173 250 170 141 262 023
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 disclosures
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 7, 8
Energy
GRI 302-1, 302-2 Energy consumption within and outside of the organisation      
ENERGY CONSUMPTION 2018 2017 2016
Direct        
Light fuel oil t 2 878 1 801 3 217
  GJ 123 768 77 425 138 320
Indirect        
Electricity transmission energy losses GWh 1 222 1 223 1 270
  GJ 4 399 200 4 402 800 4 572 000
Energy produced with the fuels consumed by leased reserve power plants 1 GWh 1,3 1,0 1,3
  GJ 4 594 3 162 4 676
Reserve power plants’ auxiliary energy GWh 8,8 10,3 9,9
  GJ 31 788 37 080 35 724
Reserve power plants’ district heating GWh 0,6 0,6 0,6
  GJ 2 100 2 272 2 319
         
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.
1 The data on leased reserve power plants is restated more accurately for 2017                            
         
GRI 302-3 Energy intensity      
ENERGY INTENSITY 2018 2017 2016
Fingrid’s total energy consumption divided by net sales GJ/1000€ 5,35 6,73 8,11
Biodiversity 8
GRI 304-1 Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas    
    2018 2017 2016
Grid transmission lines in protected areas and Natura sites 1) km 257 258 257
         
Reported transmission line kilometres in protected and Natura areas. 
Emissions 7, 8
GRI 305-1 Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1)    
Direct emissions (Scope 1) 2018 2017 2016
Reserve power plant fuels, tCO2 8 506 5 817 10 326
Substations’ sulphur hexafluoride, tCO2e  494 547 479
Total, tCO2-e 1) 9 000 6 364 10 805
         
GRI 305-2 Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2)    
Energy indirect emissions (Scope 2) 2018 2017 2016
Transmission losses, tCO2e 200 408 221 363 265 430
Energy produced with the fuels consumed by leased reserve power plants, tCO2-e 1 1237 993 775
Reserve power plants’ auxiliary energy, tCO2e 1 448 1 864 2 074
Reserve power plants’ district heating, tCO2e 110 111 118
Total, tCO2e 203 203 224 331 268 397
 
1 The data on leased reserve power plants is restated more accurately for 2017
GRI 305-3 Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 3)    
Other indirect emissions (Scope 3) 2018 2017 2016
Business travel (flights and kilometre-reimbursed business trips), tCO2e 620 640 694
Total, tCO2e 620 640 694
GRI 305-4 GHG emissions intensity      
GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INTENSITY 2018 2017 2016
Fingrid’s direct (Scope 1) and indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions divided by amount electricity transmitted tCO2e/TWh 3 093 3 485 4 076
GRI 305-7 NOx, SOx and other significant air emissions      
Reserve power plants’ sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions 2018 2017 2016
    tonnes tonnes tonnes
  Sulphur dioxide, SO2 1, 2 1,4 0,9 0,7
  Nitrogen oxide, NOx 51 30 61
         
1 The figure for 2018 is preliminary, the conclusive figure will be contained in the reporting to the authorities
2 The sulphur dioxide data from 2016 for the reserve power plants is restated more accurately
Effluents and waste 8
GRI 306-2 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method      
Total weight of waste by type and disposal method 1 2018 2017 2016
  tonnes tonnes tonnes
Total waste volume 11 894 9 941 9 559
Hazardous waste 872 500 959
Recycling and reuse 7 430 8 538 6 579
Other utilisation, e.g. for civil engineering 952 897 1 389
Combustion in a power plant 63 24 50
Final disposal, e.g. landfill 3 449 482 1 541
Recycling rate, % 62 85 68
Utilisation rate, % 71 95 84
 
1 The waste volume data and recycling rates are restated more accurately for 2017 and 2016                            
GRI 306-3 Significant spills Report of the Board of Directors
Environment
No significant environmental incidents took place during the review 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 2018 2017 2016
New permanent employment contract 24 18 15
Number of expired employment contracts, incl. retired employees 12 8 10
Retired 4 1 3
Average retirement age 66 63 65
Average length of employment* (y) 12 12 10
Number of persons made redundant 0 0 0
Incoming turnover rate 7,3 % 5,8 % 5,2 %
Outgoing turnover rate 3,7 % 2,6 % 3,4 %
       
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. The calculation formulas for the outgoing turnover rate and average length of employment were modified for more accuracy for 2016 and 2017. 
* 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 2018 2017 2016
  No. of people No. of people No. of people
Under 29 yrs. 2 5 2
30–39 v. 17 7 7
4049 v. 4 4 5
5059 v. 1 1 1
6069 v. 0 1 0
       
       
NUMBER OF EXPIRED PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS BY AGE GROUP 2018 2017 2016
  No. of people No. of people No. of people
Under 29 yrs. 1 0 1
3039 v. 6 3 5
4049 v. 3 3 1
5059 v. 1 1 0
60–69 v. 1 1 3
       
  Percentage of employees retiring within the next 5 and 10 years:   Percentage of employees retiring within the next 5 years: 13 %              
      Percentage of employees retiring within the next 10 years: 25 %              
      The estimate is based on the lowest possible retirement age for 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 2018 2017 2016
Absences due to illness 1% (3.2 days/person) 1% (3.2 days/person) 1% (3.4 days/person)
  Workplace Business travel Workplace Business travel Workplace Business travel
Accidents resulting in absence from work 0 1 2 0 0 0
Accidents not resulting in absence from work 2 3 0 4 1 1
LTIF (accidents/million work hours)* 0 2 4 0 0 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 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 2018 2017 2016
  h h h
Number of training hours by gender, women 40 34 40
Number of training hours by gender, men 39 32 34
Number of training hours by employee group, salaried employees 13 19 21
Number of training hours by employee group, senior salaried employees 43 34 38
EDUCATION LEVEL OF PERMANENT PERSONNEL  2018 2017 2016
Basic and secondary education  20 20 21
Lowest level of tertiary education 32 33 34
Bachelor’s degree 116 109 104
Master’s degree 150 137 123
Second stage of tertiary education 9 9 9
Training days per person 5 4 5
GRI 404-2 Programmes for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programmes that facilitate continued employability and the management of career endings Personnel    
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 2018 2017 2016
Under 29 yrs. 28 27 25
30–39 98 86 80
4049 99 91 91
5059 67 75 76
6069 35 29 19
Average age  44 44 44
GENDER DISTRIBUTION BY EMPLOYEE GROUP 2018 2017 2016
  Men Women Men Women Men Women
Board of Directors 3 3 3 2 3 2
Management  6 3 6 3 6 2
Senior salaried employees  244 64 230 59 213 57
Salaried employees  1 9 1 9 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 statement    
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 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.