GRI 102-8, GRI 103-2, GRI 103-3, GRI 402
50Hertz owes its success entirely to the success of its employees. It is the responsibility of the Company to help them develop their skills, foster their health and commitment, involve them in decisions and guarantee equal opportunities for all. As part of the group-wide sustainability initiative "Act Now", we have set specific targets in the areas of "diversity and inclusion" and "occupational health and safety", from which we have derived measures. The maintenance and development of the value-based corporate culture is one of the Company’s main goals and the strategic foundation for all personnel decisions. As part of the management team, the Chief Human Resources Officer is responsible for all personnel strategy issues.
An annually updated five-year business plan serves as a framework for qualitative and quantitative personnel planning. 50Hertz complies with international guidelines beyond the reach of its collective agreements and company agreements, such as the core labour standards of the International Labour Organisation (ILO: C87, C98 and C135) and workers’ rights in the UN Global Compact.
As a reflection of its convictions and in compliance with the ILO convention 111, 50Hertz is committed to fostering diversity. 50Hertz pledges to appreciate all of its employees and their skills to the same extent, regardless of their individual identity. All of our employees are equal regardless of their ethnic origin, age and gender, their sexual orientation, religious affiliation, political views, national or social origin.
To express this, 50Hertz is a member of the German Diversity Charter, a working initiative for fostering diversity in companies and institutions, and participated in a programme for employee awareness for the second time in the reporting year on Germany’s Diversity Day.
„Diversity is an integral part of our corporate culture at 50Hertz. As a European Transmission System Operator and part of the Elia Group, we bring together employees from different nations and cultures and are committed to a work environment with no prejudices and in which all employees can develop their strengths. This allows us to thrive together.“
Diversity means liveliness, creates opposites, triggers exchange, fosters creativity and is the motor for vision and progress. For the 8th German Diversity Day, we have asked our employees at 50Hertz and Elia what diversity means to them, which role it plays in their everyday work and what they wish for when it comes to the future of diversity.
The average age of employees at 50Hertz decreased slightly compared to the prior year and now comes to 42.5.