Employee facts and figures

At the end of 2012, Kemira employed 4,857 persons (2011: 5,006). In 2012, 98% of our employees worked full time and 2% had a part-time contract. 98% of all employees were on permanent employment contracts and 2% on fixed-term contracts. The gender distribution among fixed term contract employees was 29% females and 71% males. 

Kemira's personnel turnover in 2012 was 11.3%. APAC had the highest turnover (20.4%), whereas the lowest turnover was in EMEA (8.8%).

Of the 39 Kemira employees who returned from parental leave during 2012, 87% were employed in the end of 2012. The return rate for male employees was 75% and for female employees 90%. Most of the terminations were based on voluntary personal resignation, one person was dismissed for reason not related to maternity leave. The information regarding return to work and retention rates after parental leave (by gender) is available only from those countries (in Europe and South America) in which parental leaves would be recorded.

GENDER DISTRIBUTION BY REGION
% Female Male Total
Europe, Middle East and Africa 28 72 100
North America 21 79 100
South America 18 82 100
Asia Pacific 26 74 100
Total 25 75 100
PERSONNEL TURNOVER BY GENDER
% Male Female
Europe, Middle East and Africa 8.1 10.6
North America 14.2 10.3
South America 11.9 21.3
Asia Pacific 21.5 17.3
Total 11.2 11.6
NEW HIRES BY GENDER
No. of employees %
Male 288 73.1
Female 106 26.9
Total 394 100
NEW HIRES BY REGION
No. of employees %
Europe, Middle East and Africa 91 23.1
North America 89 22.6
South America 79 20.1
Asia Pacific 135 34.2
Total 394 100
NEW HIRES BY AGE DISTRIBUTION
No. of employees %
< 20 3 0.8
21-30 155 39.3
31-40 137 34.8
41-50 63 16.0
51-60 29 7.3
> 61 7 1.8
Total 394 100
PERSONNEL IN FIGURES
2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Personnel at year end 4,857 5,006 4,935 8,493 9,954
Females/males, % 25/75 25/75 24/76 32/68 29/71
Females/males in the Management Boards 2/9 3/8 3/12 2/12 2/13
Females/males in the Board of Directors 3/3 3/4 3/4 2/5 2/5