Investing in our people
We believe in the people who have chosen to work with us worldwide. We know that their talent, their diversity and their abilities to be inclusive allow us to be a more innovative Group, capable of changing our customers’ lives. We employ over 70,000 people and offer them the chance to establish a stable and long-term relationship with us.
Personnel are hired under regular employment contracts as we do not tolerate any form of unreported employment, exploitation, forced, mandatory or child labour. Communication with Group employees is based on transparency, clarity and completeness, promoting a culture based on performance.
In line and in accordance with local laws, practices and cultures, we recognise the right to join a trade union, to have freedom of association and to appoint workers' representatives. Also, again in accordance with local laws and practices, we recognise the right to exercise the relevant representative functions, including the right to collective bargaining.
In the event of company reorganisations, we safeguard our people by assigning, where necessary, new roles with targeted training or professional requalification measures, depending on each person’s skills and experience. We prioritise initiatives that seek to minimise impacts such as resignation incentives, consensual local mobility and relocations to other Group companies.
Our focus on and commitment to our people is illustrated by official documents such as the Code of Conduct, the European Social Charter and the periodic opinion polls carried out in the various Group companies.