This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. It covers part of the requirements of G4-10 which asks for relevant information related to the number of employees by employment contract and gender (a), number of permanent employees by employment type and gender (b), workforce by employees and supervised workers and by gender (c), workforce by region and gender (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, and variations in employment numbers.
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.
An employment contract as recognized under national law or practice that may be written, verbal, or implicit (that is, when all the characteristics of employment are present but without a written or witnessed verbal contract). Fixed term or temporary contract is an employment contract that ends when a specific time period expires, or when a specific task that has a time estimate attached is completed. A temporary employment contract is of limited duration and terminated by a specific event, including the end of a project or work phase or return of replaced personnel
To calculate the total number of employees as part of - G4-10-a:
- Identify the contract type and fixed term or temporary status of employees based on the definitions under the national laws.
- Report the total number of employees with fixed term or temporary contracts
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