The commitment of our more than 300,000 employees worldwide forms the basis of our success. Their achievements, skills, and dedication help our business segments to hold leading positions in their respective markets.
Reporting in this chapter encompasses three categories that we deem essential:
- Working conditions, recruitment, and employee participation
- Employee development
- Occupational health and safety
Further, diversity has been identified as material to our company, and is therefore presented in the chapter Diversity and equal opportunities.
The importance we attach to personnel issues is also expressed in our structure: the Group Management Board member responsible for Human Resources (Labor Relations Director), Risk Management and Legal is responsible for the interests of employees. The business models of each of our four business segments set different operational requirements for the management of key matters. In the following section, we will therefore report on both Group-wide and segment-specific personnel concepts and measures.