Stability and equality, the basis for Incarlopsa’s workforce growth in 2020

  • In a year marked by labor uncertainty due to the pandemic, Incarlopsa has strengthened the stability of its workforce: almost 8 out of 10 employees now have permanent contracts.
  • 33% of the workforce are women, some 8 percentage points more than in 2019, a representation that increases to 37% in the case of the company’s governing bodies.
  • The Incarlopsa team is a young workforce: about 84% is under 50 years of age, a percentage that rises to 89% in the case of women.   

Incarlopsa, a leading Castilian-La Mancha company in the production and processing of pork products, closed the 2020 financial year with a workforce of 2,440 people, representing a growth of 1.5% over the previous year. Taking into account the indirect employment generated, Incarlopsa employs more than 4,180 people and in the last four years has created more than 1,000 jobs.

In a year marked by the uncertainty derived from the pandemic and characterized by the application of Temporary Layoff Plans (ERTE) in many companies and sectors of activity in Spain, Incarlopsa, far from applying any workforce reduction, has opted to consolidate it by reinforcing its commitment to the human team and based on two fundamental criteria: stability and equal opportunities.

In 2020, 73.85% of Incarlopsa’s male and female employees have permanent contracts, which represents a significant increase over the 65% of the previous year. In line with Incarlopsa’s commitment to create a work environment where equal opportunities are guaranteed, in 2020 Incarlopsa has strengthened female employment: 33.2% of Incarlopsa’s workforce are women compared to 25.6% of the previous year. This percentage increases to 37% if we talk about the presence of women in the company’s governing bodies.

As a family company, Incarlopsa is firmly committed to continue offering future opportunities to the people who live around its production facilities, helping to root population in rural areas and preventing young people from having to leave their villages. Thus, the human team that makes up the Incarlopsa family is a young workforce: in 2020, 83.72% are 50 years old or younger, a percentage that rises to 89% in the case of women.

More training hours to contribute to the personal and professional development of the workforce

Incarlopsa’s commitment to its workforce also translates into a continued commitment to the training of its employees to ensure their professional and personal development. In a year marked by the pandemic, and as a measure of prevention and occupational health, priority has been given to online training. In 2020, 82% of training actions were carried out telematically.   

In 2020 Incarlopsa dedicated 36,031 hours to training, representing an increase of 7.1% over the previous year and having practically doubled this parameter since 2017 when it dedicated 18,473 hours to training its workforce.

The number of training hours per employee stood at 14.77 hours in 2020, representing an increase of 5.57% over the previous year and an increase of almost 30% over the last three years. This specialized training focuses on aspects related to proper food handling, sustainability or animal welfare, among others.

Thanks to the constant and continuous collaboration with the works council and all employees of Incarlopsa, in 2020, in order to adequately adapt to the exceptional situation resulting from the pandemic, labor flexibility and work shifts have been reinforced, adapting to the production needs at all times to adequately respond to the social demand for food.

In addition, at all times, the priority has been the well-being of the workforce, ensuring their health and safety. To this end, we have implemented the necessary solutions in terms of prevention, including temperature control at the entrances to the production plants, the installation of protective screens to comply with safety measures, the reinforcement of cleanliness in common areas and the limitation of external visits, among others.