50Hertz is committed to addressing employee concerns through joint events such as those organised by the Electricity Industry Group Committee and the Netzer Working Group. In addition, the company regularly sends guest speakers and lecturers to IG BCE educational events. In order to promote employee involvement in trade union affairs, taster courses on co-determination are offered to staff. A youth and trainee representative committee (JAV) promotes the interests of young people at the company. The JAV works closely with co-determination bodies.
Employees are able to share their views about the organisation on a regular basis (see section on stakeholder participation) through different means, including the “Say it!” employee survey. Employee surveys are conducted every two years. 91% of employees took part in the survey in 2021 (2017: 91%) and 50Hertz was once again able to achieve an above-average employee commitment index of 71 (2017 survey: 68). The results were explored as part of company-wide discussions; as part of a follow-up process that was launched in the first quarter of 2021, company-wide fields of action and measures for individual teams were then decided upon. In 2020, the survey was sent to all employees across the Group for the first time, with the same questions and during the same period. This included questions related to the topic of diversity in the section on corporate culture for the first time.