G4-LA9


Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category

  • Report the average hours of training that the organization's employees have undertaken during the reporting period, by:

    • Gender
    • Employee category


​Maintaining and improving human capital, particularly through training that expands the knowledge base of employees, is a key element in organizational development. This Indicator provides insight into the scale of the organization’s investment in this area and the degree to which the investment is made across the entire employee base. Access to training opportunities can also support progress in other areas of social performance, such as ensuring equal opportunity in the workplace. It also contributes to motivating improvement at the personal and organizational level.

​Identify the total number of employees, by gender. Use the information from G4-10.

Employee numbers may be expressed as head count or Full Time Equivalent (FTE). The approach is disclosed and applied consistently in the period and between periods.

Identify the total number of employees in each employee category. This information can be drawn from G4-LA12.

Identify the total number of training hours undertaken throughout the reporting period for all employees and for each of the employment categories.

Identify the average number of training hours undertaken by employees during the reporting period. Use the following formula:



Identify the average number of training hours undertaken by employees during the reporting period, by gender. Use the following formulas:




Identify the average number of training hours undertaken by employees during the reporting period, by employee category. Use the following formula:



A number of calculations may be undertaken to report on employee categories. These calculations are specific to each organization.

​Potential sources of information include employee records and training schedules.

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