Principles of Sustainable Human Resources Management

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Creating the necessary framework for sustainable human resources management

Our employees are the basis of our success and a key factor for the successful development of our company. Wienerberger is aware of its responsibility to its employees and fully committed to sustainable human resources management. Specifically, it is our task to create the necessary basis and the best possible conditions for the safety, health and satisfaction of our employees. To this end, we are making every effort to achieve continuous improvements in the fields of occupational safety and health, diversity and equal opportunities, and initial and further training. A culture of open communication in our company, the consistent involvement of our employees and a motivating working environment are essential in this context. Our human resources management is based on the following sustainability principles, which apply throughout the entire Group:

  • Safe and healthy workplaces
  • •Equal opportunities regardless of age, gender, culture, religion, origin or political orientation
  • Advancement and development of each employee
  • Willingness to pursue demanding targets and to assume personal responsibility
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and action

The Social Charter: a basis for fair working conditions

With the signing of the Social Charter in 2001, Wienerberger committed itself to creating Group-wide employment and working conditions that meet national legal provisions or collective bargaining agreements as a minimum standard. Thus, Wienerberger undertook to comply with the recommendations of the International Labour Organization (ILO). At Wienerberger it goes without saying that, in compliance with the ILO recommendations, child labor and discrimination are not tolerated. We pay special attention to adequate and safe working conditions, fair remuneration, freedom of association and the right to engage in collective bargaining. Approx. 80% of all Wienerberger employees are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Principles of human resources management

The general principles of Wienerberger’s sustainable human resources management are presented in detail on the Wienerberger website. This report also contains a brief description of the essential aspects. The employee-related targets and measures of the business units are summarized at the end of this chapter under “Targets and Future Measures Relating to Employees”.

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