This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. It covers part of the requirements of Indicator G4-10. 'Report the total number of employees by employment contract and gender'. This disclosure is broader than depicted within the metric description. It also asks for: relevant information related to the total number of employees by employment contract and gender (G4-10-a), number of permanent employees by employment type and gender (G4-10-b), workforce by employees and supervised workers and by gender (G4-10-c), workforce by region and gender (G4-10-d), portion of the organization’s work is performed by workers who are legally recognized as self-employed, or by individuals other than employees or supervised workers(G4-10-e), and variations in employment numbers(G4-10-f).
Employment type are full time and part-time employee. A ‘full-time employee’ is defined according to national legislation and practice regarding working time (such as national legislation defines that ‘full-time’ means a minimum of nine months per year and a minimum of 30 hours per week). A ‘part-time employee’ is an employee whose working hours per week, month, or year are less than ‘full-time’.
The size of a workforce provides insight into the scale of impacts created by labor issues. Breaking down the workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region (region refers to ‘country’ or ‘geographical area’) demonstrates how the organization structures its human resources to implement its overall strategy. It also provides insight into the organization’s business model, and offers an indication of job stability and the level of benefits the organization offers. Breaking down this data by gender enables an understanding of gender representation across an organization, and of the optimal use of available labor and talent. As a basis for calculations in several Indicators, the size of the workforce is a standard normalizing factor for many other Indicators. A rise or fall in net employment, evidenced by data reported over the course of three or more years, is an important element of the organization’s contribution to the overall economic development and sustainability of the workforce.
This metric is looking for the total number of permanent full-time employees:
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Global Reporting Initiative compliance guidance for companies:
To calculate total permanent full-time employees - G4-10-b:
Identify the contract type and full-time and part-time status of employees based on the definitions under the national laws of the country where they are based.
Unless there has been a material change in the reporting period, numbers as at the end of the reporting period are used.