Note 16 – Employee benefits and number of employees

 

2015 2014 2013
Average number of employees Of which male Average number of employees Of which male Average number of employees Of which male
Sweden 449 339 424 326 437 340
Estonia 39 21 43 23 41 22
Finland 114 72 117 74 122 79
France 196 155 204 160 210 165
Germany 356 300 345 297 360 303
United Kingdom 65 51 74 61 72 60
Russia 463 324 391 287 375 258
Austria 265 202 0 0 0 0
Poland 97 65 0 0 0 0
Norway 3 2 3 2 3 2
United States 1 0 1 0 1 0
Total 2 048 1 531 1 602 1 230 1 621 1 229
of which Parent company employee in Sweden 1 1 1 1 1 1

The Board of Directors is constituted of 9 (2014: 8, 2013: 8) persons (including 2 (2014: 2, 2013: 2) persons appointed by the Union), thereof 8 (2014: 7, 2013: 7) male members. Other senior executives are 9 (2014: 9, 2013: 9) male members.

Employee benefit expenses (including salaries and other fixed and variable remuneration, value of benefits in kind, payroll overhead, pension costs etc) are specified below:

Group
2015 2014 2013
Salaries and other remuneration 65 821 54 244 57 096
Social security cost 22 576 15 984 16 379
Pension cost 3 340 3 510 4 284
Total 91 737 73 738 77 759

Salaries and other remuneration to the Board of Directors and the Chief Executing Officer (CEO) for the Group and other employees respectively:

2015 2014 2013
Salaries and other remuneration (of which bonuses) Pension costs Salaries and other remuneration (of which bonuses) Pension costs Salaries and other remuneration (of which bonuses) Pension costs
Board of Directors, CEO and other senior excecutives 2 602
(1 000)
288 1 937
(505)
207 1 974
(467)
212
Other employees 63 219
(2 123)
3 052 52 307
(1 802)
3 303 55 122
(165)
4 072
Total 68 821
(3 123)
3 340 54 244
(2 307)
3 510 57 096
(732)
4 284

Pension costs in the Group are distributed as follows:

2015 2014 2013
Defined benefit plans 100 578 671
Defined contribution plans 3 240 3 647 3 613
(thereof multi-employer plan funded at Alecta) (728) (530) (647)

Commitments for retirement pensions and family pensions for salaried employees in Sweden are secured through insurance with Alecta. According to statements from the Swedish Financial Reporting Board, UFR 10 (2015, 2014) and UFR 3 (2013), this is a defined benefit plan that covers several employers. The Group has not had access to information that makes it possible to report this plan as a defined benefit plan. The pension plan secured through insurance with Alecta is recognized as a defined contribution plan. Paid pension fees to Alecta amount to 728 TEUR (2014: 530, 2013: 647). Any surplus in the Alecta multi-employer plan may be distributed to policyholders and/or the insured persons. By the end of each financial year, Alecta’s surplus amounted to the following percentages:

2015 2014 2013
Funding ratio 153% 143% 148%

The funding ratio is the market value of Alecta’s assets as a percentage of insurance commitments calculated according to Alecta’s actuarial assumptions, which do not comply with IAS 19.