Employees, research and development and environment
At the end of the financial year AddLife had 1,112 employees, compared with 932 at the beginning of the financial year. Completed acquisitions increased the number of employees by 197 (43). The average number of employees in 2020 was 1,004 (903).
AddLife’s own business school – AddLife Academy – provides a growth opportunity for our employees, builds a shared value system and ensures the supply of leaders in the Group. In 2020, AddLife had to find digital solutions for its in-person courses. We held courses in entrepreneurial skills, which is an important platform from which to raise the level of professionalism among our employees, as well as courses adapted to the new conditions, such as “Virtual customer meetings”. AddLife Academy also arranged courses in public procurement procedures and leadership, as well as customised courses in marketing and finance.
Research and development
The Group conducts its own research and development to a limited extent, mainly within Biolin in the Labtech business area.
None of the Group’s Swedish subsidiaries engage in activities that require a permit or notification under the Swedish Environmental Code. None of the foreign subsidiaries engage in activities subject to equivalent requirements for notification or permits. None of the Group’s companies are engaged in any environment-related disputes.