The object of our international development and leadership programs is for high potentials and high achievers to gain a foothold in the Group, to keep them loyal to the company and to position them in suitable jobs. These programs focus on development of the upcoming leader generation and on support in coping with the challenges they face now and in the future. At the same time, the programs aim to enhance their sense of belonging, increase knowledge exchange and promote personal responsibility.
The number of participants in Global Talent Pool, the replacement for the Talent Space program, significantly increased in 2017, as did the number of participants in the Leadership Development Program (English-speaking). For the Management Development Program (German-speaking), the number further decreased.