The number of EVRAZ employees in 2018 reached 68,379. Compared to 2017, the Group saw an almost 1% rise in headcount.
For EVRAZ, diversity is one of the most important factors in business development. Therefore, the Group ensures the equal protection of all employees ’ rights, irrespective of their race, nationality, gender, age, or sexual orientation. The EVRAZ Code of Conduct establishes a culture of non-discrimination, so that every employee has the opportunity to contribute to our results and to realise their abilities and potential. All employees and applicants are assessed according to their professional skills and qualities, experience, and abilities. Decisions made on grounds unrelated to an individual’s job performance (for example a person’s race, ethnic origin, sex, religion, political views, nationality, age, sexual orientation, citizenship status, marital status, or disability) are discriminatory and prohibited by law as well as the principles that prevail in the Group. Child labour, bonded labour, human trafficking and other forms of slavery (known as “modern slavery”) are strictly prohibited at all EVRAZ enterprises and among their suppliers. We are committed to acting ethically and, in so far as we can reasonably do so, to require that our suppliers run their businesses within the same ethical framework.
The ratio of men to women in the number of employees and senior management was unchanged compared to the previous year. The low percentage of women in the structure of employees is due to legislative restrictions related to women working in hazardous industries.
The ratio of men and women in the number of employees working on a permanent and temporary basis are as follows: the majority of permanent employees (73%) are men, while the majority of temporary employees are (62%) women – this is because while women are in parental leave their posts are occupied by other women working on temporary employment contract. Nevertheless, regardless of the type of vacancy, when one occurs temporary employees are prioritised for permanent positions that match their respective qualifications, education, and work experience.
Compared to 2017, the ratio of employees by age group was unchanged.
In 2018, compared to 2017, the percentage of resignations was unchanged. However, the percentage of employees that voluntarily quit their jobs rose by 1%.