All employees are free to exercise the right to form, join or refrain from joining unions or similar organizations, as well as to bargain collectively or individually.
The Group estimates that four out of ten employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements. The coverage differs from country to country. In Sweden, all employees except Group management are covered by collective agreements.
In accordance with Swedish law, two employee representatives and two deputies are members of the Board, providing employee input to the Board’s decision-making.
In countries where no independent labor unions exist, several forums for employer-employee relations have been established, such as consultations and environment and safety committees.