Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Protect labor rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment (Target 8.8).
Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking, and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor (Target 8.7).
By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value (Target 8.5).
Material Topics: Fair Employment; Human Rights; Occupational Health & Safety
How we are contributing
We are committed to providing our nearly 16,000 employees with fair working conditions. This entails fulfilling our duty of care toward our employees in terms of healthy working environments, fair compensation, and full respect for the ILO core labor standards.
We therefore address not only the safe operation of machines, ergonomic workplaces, and the handling of hazardous substances, but also mental health issues including stress, depression, and emotional well-being, and refrain from offering excessively low wages (i.e., wage dumping). Furthermore, our Group-wide Responsible Labor Directive regulates the minimum business standards applied during recruiting, hiring, and employment regarding freely chosen employment, working hours, wages and benefits, the prevention of child labor, freedom of association, and workers' accommodation. Besides this, the Zero Recruitment Fees Directive regulates the business standards regarding fees and costs associated with recruitment governed by the Employer Pays Principle. We are, however, also committed to further expanding our sphere of influence with regard to our suppliers. This is why these principles are also enshrined in our Supplier Code of Conduct and are part of our supplier risk assessments.
To ensure adherence to the standards contained in the Responsible Labor and Zero Recruitment Fees Directives, in FY 22/23 we launched a project to measure the level of compliance with the standards at each dormakaba location. Thanks to the 100% participation rate, we gained valuable insights into the situation on the ground and discovered gaps in the level of implementation that will serve as the basis for designing future due diligence measures.
In FY 22/23 we adopted the Group Health & Safety Directive, which regulates the minimim business standards as regards the occupational health and safety management and processes at local level, such as the safety of the working environments and the health of our employees, contractors, and visitors within our facilities, and of our field service technicians performing their primary duties outside of our facilities. Furthermore, the Directive gives clear guidance on incident data management, and on the effective control of facilities and equipment during high-risk activities. Due to increased employee engagement activities during FY 22/23, 1,261 unsafe observations were submitted (vs. seven in FY 21/22), which will help us to proactively prevent injuries and accidents.