GRI 102-7, GRI 102-8, GRI 103-2, GRI 103-3, GRI 401-1, GRI 402
50Hertz owes its success entirely to its employees. It is the responsibility of the Company to aid in developing skills, foster their health and commitment, involve them in decision-making and guarantee equal opportunities for all. The maintenance and development of the value-based corporate culture is one of the Company’s fundamental 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 annual 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.
At 50Hertz, health and safety is the highest priority. This is also emphasised in the guidelines on health and occupational safety, which is mandatory for all employees. In 2019 the previous management system according to OHSAS 18001 was changed to ISO 45001 and the initial certification was granted. The change strengthened governance and dialogue formats and merged company health management with occupational safety.
As a reflection of its convictions and in compliance with the ILO convention 111, 50Hertz is committed to promoting diversity and strictly condemns any discriminatory conduct in all aspects of professional life. All of our employees enjoy equal rights regardless of their ethnic origin, age and gender, their sexual orientation, religious affiliation, political views, national or social origin, or any known differences. 50Hertz is committed to valuing all employees and their abilities in the same way - regardless of their individuality.
To further emphasize this commitment, 50Hertz is a member of the Diversity Charter, a corporate initiative to promote diversity in companies and institutions. In the year under review, 50Hertz participated in the nationwide Diversity Day for the first time with a program to better inform and educate employees.
„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.
Since January 1, 2020, Human Resources Director Sylvia Borcherding has been a full member of the Executive Board. The Executive Board now has five members.
At 43.1, the average age of employees at 50Hertz marginally untouched compared to the previous year.