Focus area Society
WE PROMOTE SOCIAL COMMITMENT.
WE TAKE RESPONSIBILITY ON-SITE.
Hubert, our subsidiary in the US, has been running the very successful “Individual Volunteer Time” (IVT) program for several years now. In this program, each Hubert employee is encouraged to dedicate one day per year of paid work time to a social project of their choosing. The volunteers only have to show that the activity is supported by a government-approved institution. A seven- member “Volunteer Leadership Council” (VLC) is named every two years in order to coordinate other projects across the company. The existing council, which employees volunteer to serve on, decides which monthly project will be supported company wide and for which projects the donation budget will be used. In addition, the council records the expenses and time required for all the social activities.
A similar program has also been gradually expanded at German locations since the summer of 2015. The idea of the “Engage” program is to encourage employees to volunteer for a social cause. With it, TAKKT intends to provide incentives by granting special paid leave or time off of one day per person per year to make it possible for employees to participate in corporate citizenship activities. Employees have the option of undertaking self-initiated activities as well as taking advantage of those provided through recognized external partners. We have expanded the “Engage” initiative Germany-wide at KAISER+KRAFT and ratioform in 2017. As a result, we were able to substantially increase the share of employees who have the option of taking paid leave for local volunteer involvement. Especially the high level of social engagement at HUBERT in the US has contributed to the fact that a significant share of employees already took part in local volunteer projects.
VOLUNTEER INITIATIVE "ENGAGE"
SHARE OF EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE THE OPTION OF TAKING PAID LEAVE FOR LOCAL VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT
Goal by 2020: 55 – 60%