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  • 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

CR-rating: Staff restructuring

Restructuring measures can have a significant impact on the lives of our employees and their families, which is why we carefully consider alternative solutions and weigh legal, ethical and business-related aspects before making such decisions. If a restructuring project cannot be avoided, we try to minimize any negative impact on our employees based on our extensive experience with structuring change processes to make them as socially responsible as possible.

The relevant works council committees are informed on significant operational changes and involved according to the legally applicable provisions such as the German Works Constitution Act (Betriebsverfassungsgesetz). We also regularly engage in dialog with employee representatives at a national and European level. We comply with local employment legislation in the countries in which we are active and often go above and beyond minimum standards.