Global Reporting Initiative+Average hours of training (G4-LA9-a)
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Average hours of training (G4-LA9-a)

What is the average hours of training per employee during the reporting period?

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G4S
2016 = 8M hours
Merck & Co
2016 = 2.1M hours
Grupo éxito
2016 = 2M hours
Akbank
2016 = 867,785 hours
Bidvest
2017 = 771,967 hours
Banque Misr
2015 = 315,769 hours
ENERGA SA
2016 = 198,000 hours
Zenith Bank
2017 = 194,652 hours
IRPC Public Company Limited
2016 = 167,655 hours
Clifford Chance LLP
2015 = 65,293 hours
SCA
2016 = 46,816 hours
EDP Renovaveis S.A.
2016 = 44,350 hours
Akcansa
2015 = 41,491 hours
Astrapak
2016 = 32,721 hours
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc
2016 = 13,294 hours
Wesfarmers Limited
2017 = 3,000 hours
Anadolu Efes
2016 = 747 hours
Grupo Argos
2016 = 611.4 hours
Tata Consultancy Services
2017 = 422.2 hours
Brisa Bridgestone
2017 = 400 hours

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About

This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. It covers one of the requirements of Indicator G4-LA9 - 'Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category'.

Maintaining and improving human capital, particularly through training that expands the knowledge base of employees, is a key element in organizational development. This Indicator provides insight into the scale of the organization’s investment in this area and the degree to which the investment is made across the entire employee base. Access to training opportunities can also support progress in other areas of social performance, such as ensuring equal opportunity in the workplace. It also contributes to motivating improvement at the personal and organizational level.

 

Methodology

This metric is looking for the average hours of training per employee during the reporting period:

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Global Reporting Initiative compliance guidance for companies:

To calculate the average hours of training that the organization's employees have udertaken per year - G4-LA9-a:

  • Identify the total number of employees.

  • Identify the total number of training hours undertaken throughout the reporting period for all employees.

  • Identify the average number of training hours undertaken by employees during the reporting period. (Average training hours per employee = total number of training hours provided to employees / total number of employees).

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