|Number of employees, 31 Dec||9,886||10,371||10,780|
|Average number of employees||10,246||10,600||11,010|
|Total amount of employee costs, EUR million||529||543||529|
Fortum’s operations are mainly based in the Nordic countries, Russia and Baltic Rim area. The total number of employees at the end of December was 9,886 (10,371 at the end of 2012).
The Power Division had 1,709 employees (2012: 1,846), the Heat Division 2,102 (2012: 2,212), the Russia Division 4,162 (2012: 4,253), the Distribution business area 852 (2012: 870), the Electricity Sales business area 496 (2012: 509) and Other 565 (2012: 681) at the end of December 2013.
Possible headcount reductions due to Fortum’s efficiency program have been implemented on a unit level by using natural rotation, rearranging of vacant jobs and by retirement. During 2013, the efficiency programme proceeded according to plan and vacant jobs have primarily been filled internally. The possibilities for internal rotation were improved during the year. By rotating staff between different countries and divisions, we improve know-how and develop the exchange of competencies throughout the organisation.
For further details of Group personnel see Note 12 Employee benefits.