Fulfilled employees, great leaders at all levels, encouragement of the individual pursuit of work/life balance – a main part of the Group’s success relies on our ability to attract, develop and retain our employees. We believe that a diverse workforce brings value to the team and we constantly invest in developing and growing the value of our human capital. We set our people up for success and keep a focus on promoting from within.
The Group has put policies, operating guidelines and monitoring systems in place to support our responsible approach and ensure our employees deliver the contents of our responsible approach statement.
Human Capital Development
The Group is running high profile programs with regard to Human Capital Development which are outlined in our Commitment to Human Capital Development. In order to ensure the permanent provision of opportunities to improve the teams’ skills we introduced our own Training & Development department in 2014.
The group actively promotes diversity within our workforce. We believe that our cultural diversity is one of the pillars to our success. With its multi-national activities and being headquartered in Berlin there is already a strong natural diversity.
The Group is working with its own HR management software program in which the Company gathers and analyzes relevant data in order to proactively foster diversity. The managerial responsibility for diversity initiatives lies with the HR Manager.
In order to express our commitment towards diversity and equal opportunities, Aroundtown has signed the “Diversity Charter” in 2017.
Health and Safety Management System
The Group is actively promoting health and safety as part of our company vision. It is mandatory for every employee to participate in a health and safety online training once a year. Following the EU regulatory requirement, we currently have a safety officer and a defined process how work accidents need to be reported.
Business Ethics Programme
The subject of business ethics is part of our employee Code of Conduct. Every employee receives the company's Code of Conduct at the start of his employment contract. The code of conduct is available in German and English.
In addition, all of our suppliers are required to sign our Supplier Code of Conduct.
The managerial responsibility for business ethics lies with the Compliance Manager. The responsible director is Andrew Wallis.