GRI 401-1, GRI 401-2, GRI 401-3, GRI Sektor disclosure EU15
Employees of 50Hertz benefit from a family-friendly work environment and the opportunity to find a work-life balance. In order to give mothers and fathers the necessary flexibility for managing childcare, there is a company agreement promoting compatibility of work and family. The agreement regulates questions of parental leave, support services, flexible work hours, special leave and sabbaticals, as well as professional support. In the 50Hertz Netzquartier building, there is also a day care centre for the children of our employees, which also offers spaces for children from the neighbourhood. Beyond that, we have established a parent-child office for short-term childcare needs. The Flexi Compass provides information on the possibility of part-time work and flexible working hours in 50Hertz’s job advertisements. 50Hertz aims to provide employees, whose work is suitable for this purpose, a better work-life balance by enabling remote working and independent organisation of their work. The associated operational principles are included in the guideline on remote working, which was converted to a general works agreement named "Remote Working" in the reporting year. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents affected by the closure of schools and kindergartens were offered flexible working time arrangements in order to allow them to take care of their children at home.
Together with the general works council and the IG BCE (Union for the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries), an agreement was established on fostering and maintaining the employability of our staff. This agreement provides a basis for personnel policies that will help us face the effects of demographic change. The aim is for employees to be able to carry out their work activities without any limitations until they reach their regular retirement age.