Partnership with the employees
We want to work together with our employees as partners, respect their interests and get them involved in the company by continuously providing them with information and enabling them to participate in decision-making processes. To achieve these goals, we are guided not only by the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) work and social standards but also by our Principles of Social Responsibility. In these principles, we commit ourselves, among other things, to respecting key employee rights – from the provision of equal opportunities to the right to receive equal pay for equal work. Violations of these principles can be reported to the whistleblower system BPO, which addresses further investigations to the pertinent units.
Our employees also have the right to organize themselves in labor unions. We also ensure this right in countries in which freedom of association is not legally protected. We work together constructively with the employee representatives and the trade unions. Important partners here include the local works councils, the European Works Council and the World Employee Committee (WEC). We have signed collective bargaining agreements for all of the employees at
In a variety of committees, we regularly inform the employee representatives about the economic situation and all of the key changes at
One result of the ongoing dialogue between the corporate management and the employees’ association was the renewal of the company-wide “Safeguarding the Future of Daimler” agreement i
The expansion of this Safeguarding the Future agreement is also an integral part of “Project Future” for restructuring our Group, and it is being implemented in close cooperation with the employee representatives. If Project Future is implemented,