TECO 2030’s employees are most vital to the company’s operations and business success.
Attracting and retaining skilled workers while maintaining a safe and healthy working environment are key objectives of the company and our stakeholders. The company can directly impact the working environment through its policies and agreements, as well as indirectly through dialogue with employee representatives and unions.
Like in any production environment, the company and its employees are exposed to risk of incidents affecting employee safety and security. TECO 2030 also has the direct and indirect ability and responsibility to affect such risk through policies, processes and by maintaining a proactive approach to health and safety risks in the physical and psychological working environment. There are also opportunities in engaging employees, thereby helping to maintain a safe and effective working environment through safety culture.
Worker's rights, diversity and non-discrimination
TECO 2030 operates in accordance with the Norwegian Working Environment Act. Moreover, all employees are committed to a set of values and are expected to act in line with these values:
We gain and share knowledge internally and, when necessary, seek new solutions externally.
We are not afraid to speak up and we always deliver on what we promise. We do not take any shortcuts or behave in an unethical way
We build on our expertise and seek new knowledge. We use our competence to find new and innovative solutions
TECO 2030 aims to have an inclusive and open working environment that encourages employees to share their opinions and ideas. The company opposes discrimination in any form, whether based on political views, membership in workers’ organizations, sexual orientation, disability and/or age. In addition to following the Working Environment Act, TECO 2030 also operates in accordance with the Gender Equality Act, which protects against discrimination based on gender, as well as the Anti-discrimination Act, which protects against discrimination on the grounds of ethnicity, religion and the like.
TECO 2030’s company structure can be described as ‘egalitatian’ and employees are encouraged to actively contribute with their opinions regarding how to improve the working environment. The company has not established an official whistleblowing channel but conducts talks with all employees annually on their wellbeing and other work-related questions.
Occupational health and safety
Workers’ health and safety is vital to TECO 2030. The company aims to provide a safe, healthy and satisfactory workplace and has thus implemented an occupational health and safety management system which builds on the Norwegian Working Environment Act as well as regulations relating to systematic health, environmental and safety activities in enterprises.
One of the main objectives of the Working Environment Act is to ensure that the employees themselves participate in developing the design of their own working environment. Our main goal is zero accidents, loss or damage to people, material and the environment.
Injuries and work-related accidents, are registered at the site level. While the ambition of the company is to see zero accidents , it is of critical importance to maintain full overview of any incident or accident at any of TECO 2030’s sites, and in turn work on presentation and on ensuring a healthy and safe workplace.
It is important that incidents are prevented and that employees undergo regular health checks so that potential injuries are detected at the earliest possible stage. Consequently, all employees have access to an occupational health service scheme.
TECO 2030 has set the following goals for HSE and the working environment for the next 3 years:
- Establish and implement a Code of Ethics for employees which can be shared with external stakeholders.
- Decrease and eliminate injuries and accidents during project work.
- Responsibility of every employee to avoid serious incidents during work hours.
- Managers are to lead by example and be held accountable for mistakes and accidents.
- Reporting system for accidents and injuries during project work.