Social Protection and Responsibility

Life and society are dynamic, and therefore constantly changing. Sustainability and social responsibility have always been key topics in our efforts to adapt to these changes and implement any necessary restructuring measures as a company.

One aspect of our human resources policy is to ensure a high level of social protection. For example, nearly all Group employees either have statutory health insurance or can obtain company health insurance, and 69.4 percent have access to a company pension plan. The working conditions for 54 percent of our employees are governed by collective or company agreements.

Our global mission: promoting our employees’ health

As a responsible employer, our mission also includes safeguarding and promoting our employees’ health. We offer wide-ranging benefits to promote the health of our employees in all the countries in which we operate, including medical checkups, on-site medical services, sports and exercise programs both inside and outside the company, and reintegration assistance after recovery from long-term illness. This is one significant way in which we support long-term employability, which is increasingly important as people around the world retire later due to demographic change.