Work-life balance

Work-life balance

We help our employees achieve a better work-life balance by providing a variety of opportunities. In particular, these include flexible working models such as flexitime, part-time work and teleworking. In 2016, flexible working and teleworking were introduced for example in Middle Eastern countries and in Singapore. The proportion of the total workforce working part-time during the reporting year was 2.5 percent (2015: 1.7). In Germany, 454 employees took parental leave in 2016 (2015: 434), 42 percent of which were men (2015: 42 percent).

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2016

 

2015

 

2014

 

2013

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In line with the information in the Financial Report 2016, the figures provided for the years 2015 and 2016 exclude the business of the logistics service provider Gist, as it has been reported as a discontinued operation.

Part-time employees

%

 

2.5

 

1.7

 

2.1

 

1.9

Employees on parental leave (Germany)

 

 

454

 

434

 

369

 

344

We also focus on supporting employees who are reliant on childcare or have a family member requiring care, and on providing assistance to employees during periods of poor health or social hardship. The measures we take are designed to suit the specific local situation and demands.

Another focus area is promoting the physical and mental health of our employees. We provide advice on coping with family crises and addiction problems and drive initiatives designed to prevent illness. One such instance was in countries in the Middle East region, where 2016 saw the introduction of regular medical check-ups, additional health insurance and in-house sports activities.