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Ms. Lene Munch-Petersen


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II International Forum on Preventive Culture was held on 5 and 6 May, 2010 in Canary Islands. Topic of presentation: "Corporate Social Responsibility and Workers’ Health – return to work".

II Foro Internacional de la Cultura Preventiva, se celebró los días 5 y 6 de mayo 2010 en las Islas Canarias. Tema de la presentación: "La Responsabilidad Social Corporativa y la Reincorporación al Trabajo".

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Ms. Lene Munch-Petersen

  1. 1. Canarie Islands 5-6 May 2010 -Social Advisor Lene Munch- Petersen -Dr. Poul Wagner -Dr. Anders Ingemann Larsen Corporate Social Responsibility and Workers’ Health – return to work May 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>About the company Novozymes A/S </li></ul><ul><li>Background for effort for getting employee back to work after long time illness </li></ul><ul><li>Policy for Return to Work </li></ul><ul><li>Prerequisite for returning to work </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Results from 2004-2008 for the effort </li></ul><ul><li>AGENDA </li></ul>
  3. 3. Global presence NOVOZYMES PRESENTATION 10/06/10 Global Map Edit: Change the position of the bullets in the map to match other presentation content. Pie Edit: This chart uses the standard Novozymes settings and is a basic PowerPoint chart. Pie colours are set with a gradient in effects. guide Sales Offices Production Research
  4. 4. World leader in bioinnovation <ul><li>Our business is industrial enzymes, microorganisms, and biopharmaceutical ingredients. </li></ul><ul><li>Novozymes’ solutions are used in the production of numerous products such as biofuel, detergents, feed and food. </li></ul>NOVOZYMES PRESENTATION 06/10/10
  5. 5. NOVOZYMES PRESENTATION 10/06/10 Enzymes create “more from less” Enzyme technology is green technology Enzymes save energy Enzymes save chemicals Enzymes save raw materials Enzymes save limited resources and reduce water pollution
  6. 6. Employees NOVOZYMES PRESENTATION 10/06/10 Pie Use: This chart uses the standard Novozymes settings and is a basic PowerPoint chart. Pie colours are set with a gradient in effects. guide <ul><li>More than 5,000 employees worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Around 50% working in Denmark </li></ul>
  7. 7. Background – historic milestones <ul><li>Before CSR – a “family approach to employees” an attitude expressed by the factory founders and owners Harald and Thorvald Petersen 1923 - Novo </li></ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation policy expressed in 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Trible bottom line: economic, environmental and social 1997 reporting started </li></ul><ul><li>TTA (Return to Work) policy expressed in 2000, when Novozymes was founded - demerged from Novo Nordisk A/S (medicine/insulin production) </li></ul>May 2010
  8. 8. Return to work policy <ul><li>If you are unable to continue in your present job at Novozymes, for health reasons, we will strive to offer you another or adjusted job that gives value both for you and the company </li></ul><ul><li>Yearly about 1-2 % of employees need a cross-diciplinary support by resources in house Novozymes </li></ul><ul><li>Resources in Novozymes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HR partner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical centre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social advisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shop steward/trade union representative </li></ul></ul>May 2010
  9. 9. <ul><li>Establish a link between the workplace and the physician who is in charge of the treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Support and encourage the employee instead of maintaining a need for treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Bring the involved parties together and increase awareness of the complex interaction between the parties </li></ul>To facilitate successful return to work, you need goodwill at the workplace, and to:
  10. 10. 10-06-10 Action as soon as possible Cooperation between the stakeholders A common goal and understanding Active participation of the employee and the company Work ability testing and partially absence Round table conference – process Advice to fulfil the policy of return to work
  11. 11. Return to Work results 2004-2008 May 2010
  12. 12. % of employees total part of Return To Work Programme
  13. 13. Disease categories for employees part of RTW 2006 2007 2008 Mental health 37% 42% 37% Musculosceletal 32% 45% 37% Other 31% 13% 26% Total 100% 100% 100%
  14. 14. % of employees part of RTW still working after RTW
  15. 15. References: <ul><li>1. Loisel P. Intervention for return to work – what is really effective? Scand J Work Environ Health 2005; 31:245-7 </li></ul><ul><li>2.MacEachen E, Clarke J, Franche R-L, Irvin systematic review of the qualitative literature on return to work after injury. Scand J Work Environ Health 2006; 32:257-69 </li></ul>May 2010
  16. 16. <ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul>