We believe inthe right to a safe workplace, just remuneration, freedom of association, personal develop-ment and secure jobs.
We promote equal employment opportunities regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, political or any other opinion or conviction. Our criteria for hiring are based solely on a person’s ability, motivation, alignment with our company value and culture, and relevant transferrable experience.
Our compensation structures are based on position, knowledge and industry comparisons. Variable incentives are provided through an annual performance assessment.
Our employment contracts respect local applicable laws with regards to minimum salaries, notice periods, working hours and holidays. We also respect collective agreements, where such contracts are in force.
Major changes within the organisation, such as acquisitions or top management appointments, are communicated to all employees in a timely manner. We take the time to address potential concerns by staff affected by such changes. Whenever possible during a period of change, we strive to maintain or reassign employees, in order to guarantee employment continuity.
We take complaints seriously and give them the necessary attention. We follow due process to ensure that any grievances are dealt with in a fair manner.
OUR WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Our success and our future development depends on the skills and attitude of our people. They are the most important part of our business. We therefore strive to create not only a safe work environment, but also a free and creative work environment, where everyone’s talents can unfold.
In line with our commitment to diversity, we mostly hire locally. While geographical reassignments occur for organisational or career development reasons, we believe that local staff best understand a country’s customs and markets. We also believe that we create a positive footprint in places where we do business by employing and investing in a local workforce. We value the transfer of knowledge across cultures and borders.