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Figure 1. Residence of new employees when hired in Fljótsdalsstöð Power Station. Total employments since 2008.

Updated: April 16, 2020
Source: Landsvirkjun


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Figure 2. Residence of new employees when hired in Alcoa Fjarðaál in the years 2010 - 2014.

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Figure 3. Residence of new employees when hired in Alcoa Fjarðaál in the years 2015-2018.

Updated: March 12, 2019 (Reviced April 15, 2020)
Source: Alcoa Fjarðaál


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Figure 4. Residence of Alcoa Fjarðaál employees.

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Figure 5. Legal residence of Alcoa Fjarðaál employees.

Updated: April 16, 2020
Source: Alcoa Fjarðaál


Between the years 2008 and 2010, one employee, of twelve, lived elsewhere in Iceland. Since then, there have been thirteen employees in Fljótsdalsstöð Power starion and all resident in East Iceland.

Updated: July 10, 2020
Source: Landsvirkjun

Metrics, Targets and Monitoring Protocol

What is measured?

Percentage of new Alcoa Fjarðaál and Fljótsdalsstöð power plant employees who are (Project effect: direct):

  • East Iceland residents
  • East Iceland returnees (applies to Fljótsdalsstöð, not Alcoa Fjarðaál)
  • Others living in Iceland
  • Others living abroad
Monitoring Protocol

The human resources departments in Landsvirkjun and the HR team at Alcoa Fjarðaál collect this information.

Updated: May 9, 2019 - Revised April 15, 2020

Changes of indicator

In annual meeting April 30, 2019 a change in wording was approved.

Table 1. Changes accepted in annual general meeting 2019. Monitoring Protocol.
Orginal text Changed text

The human resources departments in Landsvirkjun and the HR team at Alcoa Fjarðaál collect this information. Contractors report to lead persons within companies, i.e. the "owners" of this indicator.

The human resources departments in Landsvirkjun and the HR team at Alcoa Fjarðaál collect this information.

Rationale for changes: It is impossible to access data from contractors.


In annual meeting May 6, 2015 a change in wording was approved.

Table 2. Changes accepted in annual general meeting 2015. What is measured?
Orginal text Changed text

Percentage of new Alcoa Fjarðaál and Landsvirkjun employees who are

  • East Iceland residents
  • East Iceland returnees
  • Other Icelanders
  • Foreign nationals living outside Iceland

Percentage of new Alcoa Fjarðaál and Fljótsdalsstöð power station employees who are...

No changes at Landsvirkjun

Fjarðaál discontinue "East Iceland returnees"

Rationale for changes:
Alcoa Fjarðaál does not keep numbers regarding East Iceland returnees. Employees in Alcoa Fjarðaál accountable for the indicator propose that the metric will be discontinued. No acceptable definition exists for the metric and therefore it is impossible to maintain such registration systematically.

Fljótsdalsstöð power station has fewer employees and continues to decide which employees are returnees. 


This indicator was originally number 12.1. It was then named Employment and can be found under that number in documents of the project from 2005 and 2006.

The indicator number has been changed twice.

Table 3. Changes to name and number of indicator
Year Nr. Indicator name
2020 4.1.3 Residence of staff
2007 1.12 Employment

Baseline

Table 4. Residence of new employees when hired in Fljótsdalsstöð Power Station and in Alcoa Fjarðaál.
  Fljótsdalsstöð (2006 - 2007) Alcoa Fjarðaál (2010)
East Iceland residents 50% 52%
East Iceland returnees 33% Ekki mælt
Other living in Iceland 17% 47%
Other living abroad 0 1%

Rationale for Indicator Selection

There is a need to preserve and enhance economic diversity in East Iceland. A diverse economy, without over-reliance on one employment sector, is more likely to be stable for the long term. Both employment directly resulting from Alcoa and Landsvirkjun operations, as well as employment indirectly affected by Alcoa and Landsvirkjun, will be monitored. The ratio of Alcoa and Landsvirkjun employment to total local employment is measured to help indicate the degree to which the local communities rely on the projects for economic and employment diversity.

From phase I/II report on indicators and baseline from April 2005