Performance data

Human capital – Our people

              External assurance +
  2017   2016 2015 2014 2013 Level of assurance
Employee numbers 1 30 900   30 100 30 919 33 049 34 629  
Employee turnover 1 523   2 624 3 494 1 826 1 807 Limited
Safety              
Recordable Case Rate 2 0,28   0,29 0,32 0,36 0,33 Reasonable
– Employee 0,36   0,34 0,32 0,37 0,32  
– Service provider 0,23   0,25 0,32 0,36 0,34  
Lost Work Day Case Rate (LWDCR) 0,12   0,13 0,13 0,15 0,14  
– Employee 0,17   0,17 0,14 0,16 0,15  
– Service provider 0,09   0,10 0,12 0,14 0,14  
Employee and service provider fatalities 5   2 1 5 5 Reasonable
– Employee 4   2 0 3 2  
– Service provider 1   0 1 2 3  
Employee and service provider fatal injury frequency rate 0,006   0,002 0,001 0,004 0,005  
Significant fires, explosions and releases 3 21   19 27 30 43 Reasonable
Significant product road transport incidents 10   14 20 29 29 Limited
Total number of first aid cases 724   695 582 641 926  
Total number of person hours worked (million) 171,7   170,1 178,35 213,97 229,19  
– Employee 74   73 82 92 96  
– Service provider 98   97 96 118 130  
Occupational illness4              
Irreversible occupational diseases (IROD) have permanent health effects and are recorded as:              
Asbestosis 2   1 0 0 1  
Mesothelioma 0   0 0 0 0  
Chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD) 6 } 12 18 21 6  
Occupational asthma (including allergic sensitisation) 1  
Pneumoconiosis 9   9 14 21 21  
Noise-induced hearing loss 21   35 31 23 15  
Chronic work-related upper limb disorder (WRULD) 1   0 0 0 0  
Other 1   0 0 2 1  
Total 41   57 63 67 44  
Reversible occupational diseases (ROD) have temporary health effects and are recorded as:              
Reactive airway dysfunction syndrome (RADS) 0   NR NR NR NR  
Tuberculosis 29   26 37 36 32  
Allergic reactions other than RADS 1   NR NR NR NR  
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 0   NR NR NR NR  
Heat related disease 2   NR NR NR NR  
Shift worker’s sleep disorder 1   NR NR NR NR  
Work-related upper limb disorder (WRULD) 3   NR NR NR NR  
Total 36   26 37 36 32  
Skills development              
Investment in employee learning5 (R million) 970   678 692 901 898  
Investment in learning as a % of payroll 5,1   4,1 4,8 6,2 6,4  
Investment in black employees6 (R million) 500   399 510 653 625  
Development interventions (number of individual interventions) 7 158 796   94 208 154 793 230 523 230 871  
Investment in bursary scheme (R million) 53,0   49,22 40,3 47,0 54,7  
Undergraduate and postgraduate bursars 473   369 440 577 719  
Investment in South African universities (R million) 23   15 15,7 15 25  
Number of employees receiving leadership training 2 005   1 197 2 872 9 191 5 732 Limited
Number of employees in Sasol’s maintenance artisan learner pools 551   301 296 696 644 Limited

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