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16.02.2018  

Gasum continues to develop wellbeing at work

Gasum aims for continuous development of leadership, work wellbeing and workplace security. Launched in November, the Gasum Group workplace community audit has now been completed. Overall, the Group's wellbeing at work index is 4.4 on a scale of 1 to 6. The audit provides a good foundation for new measures to develop wellbeing at work.

Launched in November, the Gasum Group workplace community audit has now been completed. The audit involved a survey and in-depth interviews, and was conducted by an outside consultancy, MPS.

Almost 80% of our personnel in Finland, Sweden and Norway took part in the survey. Overall, the Group's wellbeing at work index is 4.4 on a scale of 1 to 6. The company's strategy and the objectives of the respondents' own work are regarded as clear. The scores for aspects such as the work of immediate supervisors, work motivation and personal work contentment are excellent.

The transformation of Gasum's business environment has been exceptionally rapid in recent years, and this has required a lot from Gasum and all its employees. According to the results, there is a strong understanding in the company about why the changes have been necessary. The period of transformation has understandably given rise to questions and created the need for continuous discussions about the direction and consequences of the process of change. In the future, particular attention must be paid to issues such as management and leadership, internal communications and openness of decision-making, taking the special characteristics of the business units into consideration.

The audit provides a good foundation for new measures to develop wellbeing at work. The Chairman of the Gasum Group Board of Directors, Juha Rantanen summarized his thoughts as follows:

"I'd like to thank the entire personnel for your high response rate to the survey. The results clearly indicate that the company has plenty of strengths. The company has a good strategy that the entire personnel are committed to implementing in a continuously changing operating environment. Next, the management will examine very carefully the areas in need of development identified in the audit and launch the implementation of development measures with the entire personnel. The Board of Directors will monitor the implementation of the measures and hopes to see joint efforts made by the management and the entire personnel to develop wellbeing at work."

The decision to launch the audit was made in November 2017, as the shop stewards at Gasum raised concerns about wellbeing at work to the Management Team and Board of Directors. Gasum took the raised concerns seriously, and the audit by an outside consultancy was launched immediately in November.

Further information:

Olga Väisänen, Vice President, Communications, Gasum
p. 040 554 0578, olga.vaisanen@gasum.com