Developing the best workplace

Values form the base of Caverion culture, and they serve as a guide for our everyday work. Values describe how we serve our clients and work together as colleagues. Our four core values are Step ahead, Cooperation, Responsibility and High Performance. 

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Next employee engagement survey in 2017

The Caverion Spirit invites all employees across the company to evaluate different aspects of the working environment every year. The survey measures development in three main indices; Employee Engagement, Leadership and Performance Enablement including Work Safety.

During 2016 we prepared the survey in whole Caverion so that all Caverion employees will be invited to participate in the online survey in February-March 2017. The fresh results will support the new strategy implementation and in development of engagement, leadership and steering performance locally across the whole Caverion.

The results of Caverion Spirit are discussed in teams across the organization, required to make a plan of development actions and follow them. According to our recent Spirit results, our strengths are strong safety culture, cooperation and that people enjoy their work. However, we should still improve the areas of providing feedback and development opportunities and organising performance and development discussions for all Caverion people at least once a year. 

We all follow Caverion’s Code of Conduct

All Caverion employees are expected to follow Code of Conduct, Business Integrity Policy and other related policies adopted by Caverion and all applicable laws and regulations. The Code of Conduct clarifies our principles and links to our everyday decision making. It defines our way of working with different stakeholders. Every employee at Caverion is expected to report any suspected misconduct.

In 2016, Caverion rolled out a first common training programfor all Caverion people. The online training concentrates on Code of Conduct and ethical business principles. The training was completed by 84%  of our people in 2016 and received good feedback.

In 2017, we will continue the Code of Conduct training with new content and modules.

We have a web-based reporting channel through which employees can confidentially report their observations of suspected misconduct. In addition, reports can be submitted via email.
We will without delay take the necessary measures if signs of illegal or unethical action are detected in our business operations or supply network. If a breach of the Code of Conduct involves any illegal activity, the incident will be reported to the authorities for further investigation and measures. 

Group Compliance and Ethics Committee promotes operations according to the Code of Conduct. Group Compliance and Ethics Committee convened three times during 2016.

See more about our Code of Conduct

Equal treatment for all

In accordance with our Code of Conduct, we do not allow discrimination of any kind such as related to age, gender, nationality, social status, religion, physical or mental disability, political or other opinions or sexual orientation.

Although the industry has traditionally been male-dominated, we want to play our part in making it more attractive to women as well. For example in Germany we have organised a Girls-Day, a one-day event for young girls to learn more about male-dominated professions. Women employees in Norway also have their own “Girls Club” aimed to give mutual encouragement for females to work equally in a male-dominated working environment. 

In 2016, women’s share of our personnel remained on par with the previous year: Women made up 10% of our entire personnel (2015: 10%). At the end of 2016, in our Group Management Board 7% (14%) were women and in Board of Directors their share was 40% (33%).

Collaboration on international level

Caverion pays careful attention to developing collaboration between the company and its employees, on the local, national and European levels. The EWC (European Works Council) agreement forms the basis for international cooperation within our company. The objective is to promote cooperation, the dissemination of information and the exchange of opinions between the Group’s management and personnel. The EWC convenes three times a year, in varying compositions. 

Caverion’s EWC meeting was held in Helsinki in June 2016 and it was attended by 30 personnel representatives from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Estonia, Lithuania and Poland.

Caverion Spirit 2015: 87% say theiy enjoy their work

Caverion’s second employee engagement survey, Caverion Spirit, was conducted in autumn 2015. All Caverion employees were invited to participate in the online survey.

A total of 12,829 employees or 79% (2014:78%) of the personnel responded to the survey in 2015. 

According to the survey, our employees are generally satisfied with their work and the team they work with and feel that their jobs fit their skills and abilities. There is an overall satisfaction with Caverion as a place to work and employees show a good level of commitment to the company. Caverion continues to have a strong safety culture, both among office and non-office based employees, and a good quality and customer orientation.

The results of Caverion Spirit are discussed in teams across the organisation and each team makes a plan of development actions. Generally, we should still improve the areas of providing feedback and development opportunities and organising performance and development discussions for all Caverion people at least once a year. 

Golden Helmets for strategy executers

In 2015, Caverion continued the Golden Helmet tradition started in 2014. This year, four Golden Helmet Awards were given to two teams and two individuals who had done extraordinarily excellent work in strategy execution

The activity among employees for nominating candidates was on a high level and resulted a total of 233 suggestions compared to the 160 nominations received in 2014. The winners of 2015 were from Austria, Finland, Norway and Russia. 

Common Code of Conduct training launched

In 2015, Caverion launched a first common training program for all Caverion people. The online training concentrates on Code of Conduct and ethical business principles.

All Caverion employees are expected to follow Code of Conduct, policies adopted by Caverion and all applicable laws and regulations. The Code of Conduct training will cover all Caverion employees by the end of 2016. In 2015, we also organized compliance related trainings in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany and Austria.   

Every employee at Caverion is expected to report any suspected misconduct to their immediate supervisor or a member of the company management.

We have a web-based reporting channel through which employees can confidentially report their observations of suspected misconduct. In addition, reports can be submitted via email.
We will without delay take the necessary measures if signs of illegal or unethical action are detected in our business operations or supply network. If a breach of the Code of Conduct involves any illegal activity, the incident will be reported to the authorities for further investigation and measures. 

Group Compliance and Ethics Committee promotes operations according to Code of Conduct. Caverion’s President and CEO is responsible for the implementation of the Code of Conduct approved by the Board of Directors. Group Compliance and Ethics Committee provides assistance to the President and CEO and the Audit Committee to enable Caverion to operate in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and appropriate ethical business standards.

In 2015, the committee was comprised of the President and CEO of Caverion Group, Group CFO, the heads of Group Legal, Group Internal Audit, Group HR & People, Group Procurement, Group Risk & Compliance as well as Group Marketing & Communications and the CEO of Division Sweden and the CEO of Division Germany. In 2015, The Group Compliance and Ethics Committee convened three times. 

See more about our Code of Conduct