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

Average hours of training (male) (G4-LA9-a)

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

Metric value
Companies Values
2015 = 39,123 hours
GPIC (Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company)
2016 = 21,806 hours
Grupo Argos
2015 = 1,318 hours
Terra Mauricia Ltd
2016 = 829 hours
Gold Fields
2016 = 272 hours
2014 = 255.5 hours
Etisalat Nigeria
2016 = 228.9 hours
Tata Consultancy Services
2017 = 223.3 hours
Korean Air
2014 = 102 hours
2012 = 92 hours
2015 = 80.6 hours
National Australia Bank
2016 = 73 hours
2014 = 67 hours
2017 = 66.9 hours
African Rainbow Minerals
2017 = 64.9 hours
2016 = 61 hours
2015 = 59 hours
Newmont Mining
2016 = 57 hours
2015 = 57 hours
2016 = 54 hours

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Metric Type
Research Policy
Community Assessed
Report Type
Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Value Type


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.


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

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To calculate the average hours of training that the organization's employees have udertaken during the reporting period - G4-LA9-a:

  • Identify the total number of male employees.

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

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

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