Reliable employer

Reliable employer

Our approach

One of our core guiding principles is “valuing and respecting people” and we aim to maintain positive relations with our employees and develop a healthy working environment where our workforce can develop and maximize their potential.

With 16 manufacturing sites in nine countries and 24 sales offices around the world, our employees are accustomed to working with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. We truly believe in diversity and equal employment opportunities regardless of gender, age, nationality, religion, race, or cultural background.

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Our performance

KEY HIGHLIGHTS 2017

In 2017, we conducted our global employee survey, which received very active participation resulting in a very high response rate of 82%. This well above the industry benchmark of 60% for a first survey. The survey has revealed a high level of engagement and commitment towards the company, role and colleagues.

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OUR SUSTAINABILITY TARGETS

In alignment with our material assessment and to underscore our commitment to continuous improvements, we defined the following global sustainability targets for being a reliable employer.

Our global employee survey received very active participation resulting in a very high response rate of 82%.

We implemented senior management development training in 2017 and all executives reporting to a board member will have attended this training by mid-2018.

In 2017, 54% (EMEA 66%, Americas 70% and Asia-Pacific 14%) of our exempt employees had employee development interviews undertaken jointly with their manager. We will continue to aim for 80% of our exempt employees to complete employee development interviews by the end of 2018.

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