Employees of 50Hertz benefit from a family-friendly working environment and the opportunity to find a better work-life balance. To be able to give parents the necessary flexibility for managing childcare, there is a company agreement promoting the 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 well-being and emotional support. In the 50Hertz Netzquartier building, daycare is also available for the children of our employees, which also offers spaces for children within the surrounding neighbourhood. Beyond that, we have established a parent-child office to cater for short-term childcare needs.
The early recognition and prevention of work-related illnesses and the ability to remain employable are also integral parts of occupational health and safety at 50Hertz. If these goals are to be achievable, 50Hertz guarantees sufficient occupational medical precautions, the focus of which is on individual protection and individual prevention of health risks. On top of this, 50Hertz regularly provides company medical consultations, vaccinations and advice on workplace ergonomics for all employees. A qualified external confidential counselling service is readily available to employees in the event of individual stress, conflicts or problems of addiction. Employees can also take part in various public sporting events, such as the "Berlin Team Relay Race", the "Rennsteig Autumn Race" in Thuringia or the Diehrhagen Team Run in the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania region to further promote individual wellbeing.
Together with the General Works Council and the IG BCE, an agreement was established on developing and maintaining the employability of our staff. This agreement provides a basis for personnel policies that will help us tackle the effects of demographic change. Our objective is for employees to be able to carry out their work activities without any limitations until they reach their foreseen retirement age.
In 2019, the company agreement on maintaining the ability to work was extended by a further five years.
GRI Sektor disclosure EU15