Year 2017

6. Other operating expenses

 

EUR million

2017

2016

2015

Rents and leases

122.2

104.6

128.4

Voluntary employee expenses

15.3

16.4

17.1

Losses on disposal of businesses and property, plant and equipment

8.3

0.5

1.5

IT operating costs

70.2

67.4

64.2

Facility maintenance

36.5

38.4

42.4

Other production costs

41.2

37.1

36.0

Office, marketing and travel

41.8

40.1

42.1

Other operating items

38.7

33.6

33.7

Total

374.1

338.2

365.4

       

Other operating expenses include expenses on leased premises, vehicles and other equipment, voluntary personnel expenses, IT operating costs, facility maintenance expenses related to premises and vehicles and other operating expenses containing expenses related to fuels and lubricants and other production expenses, sales commissions paid to non-employees as well as other sales and marketing costs, administration, traveling and entertainment expenses. Rental expenses include EUR 17.7 (2016: -1.7, 2015: 12.4) million provisions for onerous leases.

       

Posti Group other operating expenses and employee benefits include EUR 5.6 million research and development costs (2016: 8.4, 2015: 8.3). Amortization on capitalized development costs and internally generated intangible rights amounted to EUR 3.4 million (2016: 5.5, 2015: 4.6).

       

Office expenses includes auditor fees as follows:

     
       

Auditor fees

     

Audit

0.5

0.5

0.6

Tax advisory

0.0

0.0

0.0

Other services

1.1

0.3

0.1

Total

1.6

0.8

0.7