Our commitment to health and safety extends to the employees of our business partners and to the people who live near or visit our facilities. We aim to provide a supportive work environment in which our people feel confident sharing their ideas and trying new approaches. Their creativity is crucial to our success.

UN goal 8

Our strategic plan


  • Respect labor rights and ensure a safe, healthy, and secure work environment for all employees and contractors; promote the same standards in our joint ventures and partnerships 


  • Certify 100% of Uniper’s operational assets to ISO 45001 by 2022 
  • Achieve a Group-wide combined TRIF threshold of 1.0 or below by 2025

Our people's health and safety


ISO45001 certified operating entities 

Maintaining high health and safety standards is a core Uniper value first and foremost because we care about our people. Safety is also of practical importance: it enables us to avoid work stoppages and lost time that result from accidents. The occupational health and safety management systems of all Uniper’s operating entities are certified to ISO 45001. 


Combined TRIF

Our safety metric for management purposes is combined total recordable incident frequency (TRIF). It measures the number of work-related accidents sustained by our employees and contractors per million hours of work. Combined TRIF increased by 29% to 1.51 in 2021 (2020: 1.17). In response, we’ve launched business-specific and Uniper-wide safety improvement programs that aim to reverse this negative trend in 2022. We’ve also committed to reducing the threshold for combined TRIF to 1.0 by 2025.  

Fair and attractive employer

We place a significant emphasis on an open and trusting corporate culture, which we call the Uniper Way. Our employees are key to our success. The labor market is highly competitive. This makes having a strong and attractive employer brand crucial for attracting and hiring the kind of people who can help Uniper realize its ambition.

Working at Uniper



Top 10%

Uniper is among Sweden’s top 10% of employers in terms of working conditions.

In 2021 Sweden’s Nyckeltalsinstitutet, an HR consulting organization, again named Uniper an excellent employer. This ranks us among Sweden’s top 10% of employers in terms of working conditions.

At year-end 2021 the Uniper Group had 11,494 employees (not including board members, managing directors, apprentices, work study students and interns). This is a 2.2% reduction relative to year-end 2020.









We hired 1,122 new employees (including temporary staff, managing directors/board members, interns, working students, and apprentices) from outside our company in 2021, primarily for our businesses in Germany and Russia. 


New hires from the external market
Dr. Andreas Niehoff Head of Sustainability & Systems

Andreas Niehoff

Head of Sustainability & Systems
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Kathrin Becker

Head of Sustainability Reporting & Stakeholder Engagement
Anne Hem Sustainability Manager

Anne Hem

Senior Sustainability Manager
Oliver Roeder

Oliver Roeder

Head of Sustainability & Financial Media Communication

Our global presence

We continue to strengthen our presence in key markets, develop innovative solutions and acquire companies in prioritized areas. Uniper solutions are sold to over 100 countries and we currently operate in over 40 countries.