Chapters
Annual Report 2019

1.1 Creating and managing a global workforce

As a global employer, we contribute to the sustainable growth of local economies and labor markets by developing high-quality, permanent and fairly-paid employment opportunities in our organization and supply chain.

FTE count by segment

Company segment

2019

2018

2017

2016

G4

14,696

14,359

13,996

12,625

Other Europe

10,372

9,317

9,120

7,942

Americas & Asia

8,803

8,476

8,453

8,009

Other & Corporate

272

248

233

189

Total

34,143

32,400

31,802

28,765

Headcount by segment

Company segment

2019

2018

2017

2016

G4

17,677

17,560

17,117

14,319

Other Europe

12,826

11,180

10,382

9,550

Americas & Asia

9,184

8,490

8,734

7,056

Other & Corporate

294

227

285

188

Total

39,981

37,457

36,518

31,113

As we continue expanding our international presence, the average number of full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) has become 34,143 − about 86% of our workforce, an increase of 5% more than 2018. In total, we employ more than 39,000 people, of which 78% are in

Europe (G4 and Other Europe segments). Our employee base grew the most in Other Europe due to acquisitions in Spain and Switzerland. Of all our total headcount of employees, 83% have permanent contracts, while 17% have temporary contracts.