Our focus areas

Employees

Sustainability creates an attractive workplace

Sekab’s most important asset is our employees. Therefore, it is crucial that we attract new colleagues as well as retain and develop existing ones. Our attractiveness is built on collaboration, gender equality, diversity, and a strong set of values. Three selected qualities that permeate our actions, our recruitment, and our approach are commitment, trust, and creativity.

SEKAB’S HSE-POLICY IS overarching for safety and occupational health work. It is our employer responsibility to guarantee a safe workplace, with health and safety always taking precedence.
Several employees have participated in fire training and first aid, as well as training in static electricity and hot work, in accordance with established time intervals for each training area. Three employees have been trained in BAM (Better Work Environment).

A systematic work environment is carried out in collaboration between Sekab and the employees, represented by safety representatives. We continuously monitor the work environment while working preventively to promote good health. The organizational and social work environment, referred to as OSA, is included in the systematic work environment where follow-up on workload and working hours takes place continuously.OSA rounds are conducted departmentally based on questions about collaboration, discrimination, workload, and mutual respect. In 2023, Sekab revised the template for OSA rounds to reflect current work practices.

Sekab aims to be an attractive employer with good leadership and employee engagement. We strive to achieve this by encouraging development.

kristina lindkvist

HEAD OF hr

During 2023, particular attention was given to workload and working hours. This is a part of living our values – every day, aiming to safeguard the work environment. Daily handling of flammable chemicals involves extensive systematic safety work. Sekab has a zero vision for work accidents. A continued sub-goal is to reduce the number of uncontrolled incidents. To achieve this goal, Sekab focuses on increased incident reporting, improved change management including safety reviews, shutdowns and checkouts, as well as training. During the year, we updated our code of conduct with a description of how to report any non-compliance with the code, company policies, or laws under the so-called Whistleblower Act.

The systematic occupational health and safety work includes:

  • Risk analysis and safety assessments
  • Measurements
  • Assessments of chemical occupational health risks and other occupational health risks
  • HSE rounds
  • OSA rounds
  • Follow-up of incidents and accidents
  • Participation in HSE Council and Protection Committee

Gender equality and diversity

Sekab’s gender equality and diversity policy is based on the fundamental and obvious principles of the law on equal treatment and non-discrimination regardless of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic origin, religion, or other belief. It clarifies our work on gender equality and diversity. Together, people’s different experiences, education, life situations, and values create a dynamic that adds new perspectives and ideas.

Our gender equality and diversity plan for 2022-2025 aims to actively work on these issues. Employers and employee representatives from trade unions jointly review agreed activities and goals. Annually, gender-based wage differences are also mapped and analyzed. The work is done jointly by employers and trade unions. In connection with the 2023 wage survey, no adjustments
have been made.

Competence

Sekab aims to be an attractive employer with good leadership and employee engagement. We strive to achieve this by encouraging development. During the annual employee review, a  development/training plan is established between the manager and the employee. Concurrently, employees are invited to participate in training programs in health and safety. All managers within the company undergo a multi-year leadership development program.

Sekab maintains an ongoing dialogue with universities and high schools. In 2023, the company hosted three interns to support these students in their education, and facilitated a total of 4 thesis projects and internships. We also collaborate with the municipal technology and entrepreneurship center, KOMTEK, supporting their activities to foster interest in chemistry and technology
among children and young people. This is part of our future talent supply in the local community.

Development

Sekabs common platform called HELA Sekab (Sustainable- Efficient- Profitable- Attractive) has been reinforced through three focus days aimed at getting all employees to work towards the goals and feel solidarity for even better collaborations and shared success. One result that we can see from these focus days is higher scores in the employee survey.

Health profile

The local risk areas identified during the health examination in 2022, were addressed during 2023 through a health lecture by Josip Pavic during our sustainability-themed day. Sekab endeavors as an employer to provide conditions for a healthy work life through wellness benefits and by offering activities through our health ambassadors where colleagues gather outside the workplace and across functional boundaries to get to know each other better. We believe that these initiatives may be a contributing factor to our high results in the employee survey conducted in 2023

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