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Figure 1. Gender banance in different occupational groups at Alcoa Fjarðaál smelter and Landsvirkjun Power Station 2019 comaperd to gender balance nationalwide. NOTE! Landsvirkjun classifies those who were previously classified as service workers and mechanics as Elementary occupations, while technicians and specially trained people are classified with Professionals.

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Figure 2. Gender ratios of Alcoa Fjarðaál and Landsvirkjun employees compared to gender ratios nationwide.

Here you can download results from 2007 - 2019 (Icelandic).

Updated: May 7, 2020
Source: Alcoa Fjarðaál (2009 -2020), Landsvirkjun (2009 - 2020) og Hagstofa Íslands (2020)

Metrics, Targets and Monitoring Protocol

What is measured?

Gender balance in different occupations at Alcoa Fjarðaál and Landsvirkjun compared to national average (Project effect: direct).

Grouping is based on ÍSTARF95, an Icelandic version of ISCO-88, International Standard Classification of Occupations:

  • Managers (ÍSTARF 12 - 13)
  • Professionals (ÍSTARF 2)
  • Engineers (ÍSTARF 2142 - 2147)
  • Technicians and Associate professionals (ÍSTARF 3)
  • Clerks (ÍSTARF 4)
  • Service and sales workers (ÍSTARF 5)
  • Crafts and related trades workers (ÍSTARF 7)
  • Plant and machine workers (ÍSTARF 8)
  • Elementary occupations (ÍSTARF 9)
Monitoring Protocol

During construction, information was collected from monthly reports that contractors turned in to Landsvirkjun and annual reports to Fjarðaál. In the long term, the human resources departments in Landsvirkjun and Fjarðaál collect this information.

Targets

The ratio between men and women shall be:

  • Landsvirkjun: 60% men and 40% women by 2021
  • Fjarðaáli: 50% men and 50% women by 2025
Possible countermeasures

The companies have issued human resources policies.

Changes of indicator

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

Table 1. Changes accepted in annual general meeting 2019
Orginal text Changed text
The ratio between men and women shall be:
  • Landsvirkjun: 60% men and 40% women by 2015
  • Fjarðaál: 50% men and 50% women by 2015
The ratio between men and women shall be:
  • Landsvirkjun: 60% men and 40% women by 2021
  • Fjarðaál: 50% men and 50% women by 2025.

Rationale for change:: Updated targets in egalitarianism of the firms.


This indicator was originally number 2.1. It was then named Gender Balance in Alcoa and Landsvirkjun Workforce and can be found under that number in documents of the project from 2005 and 2006.

The indicator number has been changed twice.

Table 2. Changes to name and number of indicator
Year Nr. Indicator name
2020 4.1.4 Gender Balance
2007 1.1a Gender Balance in the Workforce

Baseline

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Figure 3. Gender banance in different occupational groups at Alcoa Fjarðaál smelter and Landsvirkjun Power Station 2007 comaperd to gender balance nationalwide.

Rationale for Indicator Selection

Sustainability Indicator 1.1 aims for a gender-balanced workforce. The Central East Region has suffered from out-migration of younger members of the community who are drawn to the ‘pull' of educational and employment opportunities offered by the Capital Region. Additionally, young workers, particularly females, are influenced by the ‘push' of low paying jobs in traditionally male-dominated sectors such as agriculture, fishing, and fish processing. Such an imbalance in gender is not indicative of a stable community. The establishment of the Kárahnjúkar and Fjarðaál projects may assist in reducing the ‘push' from the Central East region and is likely to attract individuals to the area for its work opportunities.

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

Further reading

Sjálfbærniverkefni - Ársfundur 2013

Sjálfbærniverkefni - Ársfundur 2013

2013

Kynning Geirs Sigurpáls Hlöðverssonar á ársfundi Sjálfbærniverkefnisins 2013

 

ÍSTARF95 Icelandic job classification with explanations and examples (Icelandic)