We aim for the lowest possible level of absence due to sickness. In 2013, absence due to sickness at Gasunie in the Netherlands was 3.1% (2012: 3.3%). In Germany, the rate was 3.5%.
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In 2013, our zero absence rate was 43% (i.e., 43% of our employees did not report sick during 2013). In 2012, that rate was 44.4%. The Dutch national average is 30%.
Work-related sickness absence
When our employees report sick, they can state whether their absence is related to their work. In 2013, employees indicated nine times that their sickness was related to work (in 2012: 14). In 2013, as in 2012, one report was made to NCB.
Once every two years, we conduct an Employee Survey. One of the topics into which we seek to gain more insight through the survey is how our employees cope with pressure of work. The outcomes of the survey are discussed with each department, and if there is reason to do so, the employees and manager of each department jointly look for opportunities to improve the situation.