Our Working Relationship with Employee Representative Bodies is Open & Constructive
Globally we work together in diverse ways with our employees and their representatives guided by national law, and we engage with them in a constructive dialogue. This is how we contribute to achieving our strategic goals of becoming Provider of Choice for our customers and Employer of Choice for our employees.
The majority of our workforce around the world is represented by bodies, for example by employee bodies, works councils or unions, or is subject to collective labor agreements. In Germany where we employ 42% of our employees, we cooperate with employee representations in all divisions where works councils have been formed. In fact, half of our Supervisory Board consists of elected employee representatives. At the global level, we are in dialogue with two international union federations – UNI Global Union (UNI) and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).