Employees

The AGRAVIS workforce has grown continuously over the years with the exception of 2016. The reason for this is the course of continuous growth, acquisitions of companies and the associated increase in recruitment figures. The employment figures are shown in the following graph by gender and age group.

You can find further information in the page flip book of the 4th AGRAVIS Sustainability Report


Employment figures




The average age of the overall workforce at AGRAVIS remained at a constant level of 40.5 years of age. The percentage of employees who are covered by collective agreements was also constant. They correspond to about 66 per cent of the overall workforce.

The proportion of full-time employees increased slightly between 2016 and 2017; in contrast, the proportion of part-time workers fell slightly. The proportion of temporary contracts fell from 15 per cent in 2016 to 8 per cent in 2017.

The staff turnover rate across the company group stood at an average of 4.9 per cent in 2016 and 7.1 per cent in 2017. The reason for this rise is restructuring measures in the company group.


Personal development

Among the sustainability goals in the field of employees are regular further and advanced training for employees, manager training and boosting of employer appeal within the industry. Company-specific measures have been adopted to achieve these goals. These include an own manager development programme and a series of specific training events for new sales employees. Employees also have the opportunity to participate in language training, specialist training, IT training and courses offered by external providers.

In 2018, digital learning methods will be added to the personal development programme, thus professionalising it further. This comprises the introduction of a learning management system (LMS) and the development of web-based training modules and blended learning concepts (combination of classroom events and e-learning).

AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG has been presented with the "Top National Employer" award given by Focus, Xing and Kununu, showing that employees consider AGRAVIS an attractive employer. The company was honoured for the fifth time in a row (in the years 2013 to 2017) and ranked highly in the wholesale, retail, energy, supply and disposal sectors. The study evaluated leadership skills of company managers, career prospects, salary levels and internal communication.


Accidents

In 2016, the number of reportable accidents increased by around 19 per cent, to 174 accidents to be precise. The number of reportable accidents fell again in 2017 – by around 13 per cent to 152 accidents. Just like the accidents figures, what is known as the 1,000-man quota (reportable accidents per 1,000 employees) worsened in 2016, but recovered to the 2015 level of 23 in 2017.

Overall, most accidents occurred in repair, maintenance and assembly work in engineering and machine systems, feedstuff plants and agricultural centres. The use of tools and machines was more likely to cause accidents in such places.

Due to a number of dramatic trends in accident figures, an AGRAVIS-wide Work Safety campaign was launched in conjunction with the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) "kommitmensch" prevention campaign in 2017. The campaign aims to raise far-reaching awareness of work safety among AGRAVIS managers and employees.


Number of accidents



Occupational health and safety management – focus on health

You will find detailed information on occupational health and safety management at AGRAVIS in the page flip book of the 4th AGRAVIS Sustainability Report and on the website.