Europe’s fifth largest generator of electricity and the largest generator of heat.
Vision: To be a leading European energy company.
Operations in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany and Poland.
Electricity generation, transmission, distribution sales and trading.
Heat generation, distribution and sales.
About 33,000 employees.
Vattenfall AB is wholly owned by the Swedish State.
Background Experience and Number Age Younger Elderly 30 60 Global ageing is a demanding challenge in the new millenium
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Background ” The age pyramid of Vattenfall shows that many of our competent employees are nearing retirement age. There is a risk that their competence will not be transmitted to the younger employees before they leave the company. We must to a greater extent make it possible for younger employees to work together with more experienced employees. If there was a more widely spread awareness of the issue, we would have a greater capability to maintain needed competence.” ” Besides that, there is a group of employees who are of the opinion that they do not have enough to do, that they are not efficiently used or that they are placed wrongly in the organisation. Even this is a situation that we need to take care of. Actually it is a kind of redundancy, but it can be solved if we relieve the pressure on those who have too much to do. This would mean that our total resources will be utilized more efficiently. It is important that the managers identify such problems and that the employee himself speak up with his point of view.” - Lars G. Josefsson, CEO of Vattenfall 24 th of April 2001 ” We have to take care of our competence”, says CEO of Vattenfall
About 150 people/year have to change position in the company because of changes in the organisation
Through individual support provided by STÖDET (i.e. Support) and the Senior Resource Pool:
We gain ½ year of extra time to solve the issue internally before exit negotiations formally begin
Only 5-10 people (3-6 %) have not found a new position within a year
In this way, we avoid negative media exposure about workforce lay offs
We contribute to enhancing our image as an “employer of choice” and our brand
A good example Lennart Meister just turned 67 He has worked at Vattenfall since 1974 ” To quit working is unthinkable to me. It’s not in my nature. I think it’s fun to work, I like what I’m doing. But it has to work at home too, fit in with your family and of course you have to be reasonably healthy. So long as it works I will continue to work. I have an agreement to work until I am 70. But, I have no plans to quit. I have not thought much about the financial aspects, but future retirement income is of course improved by continuing to work. That doesn’t affect my plans, however. I have no opinion about what others should do. Everyone has to feel what is right for them. It depends on your nature, on your own person. There are many possibilities. I feel privileged to work with something I really like.