Petoro - a driving force on the Norwegian continental shelf

SDFI and Petoro annual report 2013

Directors’ report 2013

Attractive working environment and expertise

Petoro’s human resources policy aims to ensure diversity and equal opportunities, develop expertise and facilitate a good working environment.
The individual Petoro employee is crucial to the company’s deliveries and success, and the board gives emphasis to ensuring that the company offers a stimulating working environment which attracts people with the right expertise and positive attitudes. 
Opportunities for professional and personal development will help to retain, develop and attract able personnel.
Petoro had 64 employees at 31 December 2013, compared with 65  a year earlier. Twelve staff left or retired during 2013. Replacing them has been challenging in a tight labour market with strong competition over terms and conditions of employment.
Women accounted for 36 per cent of the total workforce in 2013, similar to the year before, and for 42 and 25 per cent of the company’s directors and executive management respectively. Petoro gives weight to equality between the genders in terms of opportunities for professional and personal development as well as pay. The company facilitates a flexible customising of working hours. When determining pay and in pay negotiations, Petoro is conscious that men and women must be treated equally. It customises working conditions so that people with disabilities can also work for Petoro. 
Sickness absence came to 1.2 per cent, compared with 2.35 per cent in 2012. Long-term sick leave was particularly reduced in 2013. Petoro has an inclusive workplace (IA) agreement, and gives weight to close follow-up and dialogue as well as to making arrangements which can ensure that such absences are as short as possible.
Collaboration with the company’s working environment committee (AMU) and works council (Samu) lays an important basis for achieving a good working environment in the company. Work in these bodies again functioned well in 2013.