Attracting and retaining talent
We support the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the conventions and the recommendations of its International Labor Organization. (G4-15)
We are committed to provide equal opportunity in employment and to respect the rights and dignity of each employee. We recognize and appreciate the cultural identity in the countries in which we operate and do business. We promote equal opportunity and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of age, race, nationality, social or ethnic descent, gender, physical disability, sexual preference, religion, political preference, or union membership.
The recruitment, remuneration, application of employment conditions, training, promotion and career development of our employees are based on professional qualifications only.
Our hiring policy states that every new employee receives a copy of our Code of Conduct which explains our policies and procedures with regard to business ethics. All new managers are required to sign a compliance statement. (G4-56)
Our Code of Conduct covers key areas regarding human rights, child labor and forced labor (G4-HR5, G4-HR6).
- Management: 100% of managers received the Bekaert Code of Conduct and are trained through specific management training programs. Annual renewal of acceptance of the Code of Conduct and training will be implemented in 2016 and will be monitored in the central "My Learning Tool" on the Bekaert Intranet.
- White & blue collars: 100% of employees received Code of Conduct, Code of Conduct integrated in labor contract.
All policies are available to all employees through the Bekaert Intranet.
We offer competitive salaries and benefits designed to enhance the financial, physical and well-being of our employees and their families. While our offerings differ from country to country and are often integrated with local social security, we provide a wide range of employee benefits that may include retirement benefits, healthcare plans, service awards, labor accident disability coverage and paid leave. For more detailed information on employee benefits we refer to section 6.15 of the annual report