Our company aims to attract new talents, retain existing professionals and keep all employees motivated in the long term. For us, fair and favourable work conditions are therefore a must, and we strictly adhere to internationally recognised social standards. In addition, we strive to ensure high safety standards and promote employee health.
As a major player in international wholesale, we are proud of our diverse workforce. We are offering the same opportunities to all employees and applicants, regardless of sex, age, race, ethnic background, sexual identity, disabilities, religion or beliefs. Employees from over 140 nations work for METRO Cash & Carry, providing us with valuable experience and perspectives on our business.
As part of our diversity management, we support employees in balancing their professional duties and personal needs, such as child-rearing responsibilities or caring for relatives. Measures include, for example, flexible working hours and part-time working.
Health measures companies’ competitiveness.
On country and store level, various actions are taken to provide a healthy work environment. It varies from fitness to health checks, and prevention to reintegration measures. METRO Cash & Carry also demonstrates its commitment for employees with a disability. METRO Cash & Carry France, for example, has been committed since 2006 to an intensive programme to recruit, train, integrate and protect people with disabilities.
Regular surveys to determine employee engagement are an important instrument of our human resources policy. They allow us to evaluate the current degree of employees’ engagement and satisfaction with working conditions as well as management performance. Standardised methods allow for external benchmarking. The results are used as reference for establishing a course of action, with departments concerned developing concrete measures to improve overall engagement and performance.