Employees and society

The employees of the Schaeffler Group are one of the most important pillars of its success. Their expertise, skills, dedication, and ingenuity ensure the continuous development of the company. In mutual interest, the Schaeffler Group supports the professional development of its workforce, from apprentices to specialists and managers. It also promotes effective occupational health and safety as well as diversity. The company offers fair, performance-oriented payment and retirement plans and helps to achieve work-life balance through flexible working time models. In addition, the Schaeffler Group is committed to societal well-being in the areas surrounding its numerous sites according to the “global company with local presence throughout the world” principle.

The Schaeffler Group’s commitment to its employees and society contributes in many ways to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (). This applies to “Good Health and Well-Being” (SDG 3) in particular. The Schaeffler Group has therefore set itself the occupational safety target of reducing the annual accident rate by an average of 10 %. The company also promotes equal opportunity and training and is socially active in an effort to strengthen “Quality Education” (SDG 4) and Equality” (SDG 5).

SDG overview

SDGs
Abbreviation of “Sustainable Development Goals”: The United Nations’ 17 goals for sustainable development, intended to help secure sustainable development on the economic, social, and ecological level.
Gender
Social dimension of gender. Refers to the culturally specific and historically variable roles, expectations, values, and orders associated with the respective gender.