The Employee Engagement Index – the single measure of the overall level of employee engagement at Philips – dropped one point to 68% in 2009. However, we are encouraged to see that employee engagement has remained high in what has been a difficult year for business.
Diversity and inclusion
In 2009 we continued to drive our diversity and inclusion targets. Last year 35% of employees were female, one point up from 2008. Of 60 newly appointed executives 17% were female. Women comprise 10% of executives across the global Philips organization – double the figure of 5% in 2005. We aim to increase that number to 15% by 2012. We are also working to increase the percentage of executives from BRIC-countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). It currently stands at 5%.
Health and safety
In 2009 Lost Workday Injuries cases, occupational injury cases where the injured person is unable to work the day after the injury, decreased a very substantial 34% compared with 2008.