Occupational Health and Safety
Sick-leave days

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Average of 9.2 sick-leave days per employee

We are happy to note that the average number of sick-leave days declined slightly in almost all operating segments and therefore dropped at Group level (excl. North America) from 9.7 to 9.2.

Ø Sick-leave days per employee by operating segment 1
2012 2013 2014 2
  Clay Building Materials Western Europe 11.2 11.2 10.8
  Clay Building Materials Eastern Europe 9.2 8.4 7.3
Clay Building Materials Europe 10.6 10.4 9.8
  Pipes & Pavers Western Europe 10.0 9.7 10.2
  Pipes & Pavers Eastern Europe 11.9 7.4 6.3
Pipes & Pavers Europe 11.0 8.4 8.0
Holding & Others 3.6 2.9 4.1
Total excl. North Amerika 10.6 9.7 9.2
North America 3 3.0 2.8 2.9

1 Including agency and temporary workers and employees under term contracts
2 Tondach Gleinstätten not included
3 Figures not fully comparable due to special local legislation (regarding sick leave of employees)

Preventive health care and fitness as part of everyday working life

Besides regular health screenings and vaccination campaigns, company physicians are available for consultation by employees and workplaces are analyzed for their ergonomic characteristics. Employees are encouraged to participate in health and fitness activities organized by the company, some of them free of charge, which are adjusted to regional needs and seasonal possibilities.

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