|Group core workforce1)||23,524||23,555|
|Business Unit Strip Steel||6,130||6,192|
|Business Unit Plate/Section Steel||2,952||3,108|
|Business Unit Mannesmann||4,895||4,959|
|Business Unit Trading||1,858||1,888|
|Business Unit Technology||5,146||4,899|
|Non-active age-related part time workers||441||426|
|Total workforce of the Group||25,459||25,529|
On December 21 2015, the core workforce of the Salzgitter group was 23,524 employees – which was 31 people, or 0.1%, lower than at the end of the 2014 business year. The workforce numbers reflect the personnel adjustments resulting from the “Salzgitter AG 2015” program with the simultaneous expansion of business activity at the Salzgitter Mannesmann Precisión S.A. de C.V. (MPM) as well as the KHS companies abroad, and include any consolidation effects.
|Group core workface||23,524||23,555|
|EU (excl. Germany)||1,855||1,865|
As in prior years, the vast majority, namely 83 %, of the Salzgitter Group's employees were based in Germany in 2015. Another 8 % were working in other EU countries, and around 9 % of our workforce was employed in locations outside Europe.
|Average years of service||Years||19.6||19.5||19.3|
The average years of service of our employees has remained at a consistently high level in the past three years.
|Iron and steel industry||%||57||58||52|
|Metal and electronics industry||%||27||26||25|
|Corporate pay scale and other||%||11||12||20|
|Without collective agreement obligation||%||5||4||3|
Over of the Group's employees in Germany were subject to the collective agreements of the iron and steel industry in 2015. Of the domestic workforce, 27 % were subject to the collective agreement of the metal and electronics industry as opposed to only 5 % of the workforce who are not covered by collective agreements.
The average age of the Salzgitter Group's core workforce was just under 45 years of age in 2015, which is one year older than the average age in 2009. The proportion of older employees in the workforce will continue to grow significantly especially in the future. Whereas, in 2009, approximately 29 % of our employees were over 50, this share had risen to 36 % by 2015. We prepare for this trend and the manifold challenges presented by demographic change with our GO Project – The Generation Offensive 2025.
|Business Unit Strip Steel||%||10.1||9.9|
|Business Unit Plate / Section Steel||%||8.3||8.2|
|Business Unit Mannesmann||%||9.0||8.8|
|Business Unit Trading||%||24.5||24.8|
|Business Unit Technology||%||13.5||13.7|
|Industrial Participations / Holding companies||%||19.5||19.1|
The steel and technology sector has traditionally been the domain of men, which is also reflected in the graduates and undergraduates studying science and engineering disciplines. The distribution of female employees in the various fields of activity is correspondingly heterogeneous. The share of female employees in the company has grown continuously in previous years, and reached 12.5% in the year 2015.
The percentage of women in the top management level has continuously increased over the past three years and stands at 8.5 % in the year 2015. Female members constitute almost 7 % of corporate boards.
|Proportion of severely disabled employees||%||5.4||5.5||5.4|
The proportion of severely disabled employees has settled around 5 % in recent years, in line with statutory requirements.