METRO GROUP's business success in the financial year 2009 was generated by about 290,000 employees from more than 150 countries. Our aim is to provide all employees with fair working conditions and professional growth opportunities as well as to strengthen their loyalty to the company. The starting point of our far-sighted human-resources policies is clear guidelines that provide all employees and managers with a basis for action and security in their daily business activities.Global commitment to fair working conditions
METRO GROUP works around the world to promote fair working conditions. Within the domain of its own stores and operations, it unconditionally supports the guidelines contained in the four core principles of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). This means that the freedom of association, the right of collective bargaining, the abolishment of forced labour and an end to child labour as well as a ban on discrimination in the workplace are recognised in all markets and companies. Commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and tolerance
In its business principles, METRO GROUP has clearly spoken out against discrimination, among other things. The business principle covering anti-discrimination calls on all employees and managers of METRO GROUP around the world to refrain from direct or indirect discrimination - particularly in terms of race, ethnic origin, religion and philosophy of life, disability, age, sexual identity and gender. The antidiscrimination business principle applies to supervisors and employees - and in both directions. It also applies to employees in dealings with each other.
The commitment to fair working conditions and the anti-discrimination business principle are part of the compliance organisation at METRO GROUP. For this reason, the oversight of implementation and observance is carried out by the corresponding compliance structures. cbi:///cms/73792