Programme for employees returning from maternity leave
In 2007 we launched a new programme called ”Welcome Back” for employees who have been on maternity leave. It is important to us that they too are kept up to date about events within the K&H Group, and we also want to ensure that as many as possible return to K&H.
We continuously and actively communicate with our own colleagues as well as with the general public. Since the employees of K&H are the key to its success, it is vital that they always learn any K&H related facts and news first hand.
We place great emphasis on interactive internal communication, for which we have a dedicated intranet forum. We welcome our employees’ ideas and suggestions for improvement, which we use to further improve our work.
K&H employs close to four thousand people who can choose from two trade unions. Our management is in regular contact with their representatives and takes their comments and suggestions into account.
Based on the outcome of the Works Council elections, the K&H Trade Union can conclude a Collective Agreement and any other agreements concerning employees alone until the next elections.
The Health & Safety Committee working alongside the Works Council of K&H Group advises on health and safety programmes. All three members must be employees of the Group.
We provide substantial support for the social benefit scheme for employees through the foundation operated by the K&H Trade Union, according to the terms and conditions set out in the Benefits Regulation annexed to the Collective Agreement. The annual K&H Sports Days organised by the K&H Trade Union also receive financial support.
We pay attention to providing offices of adequate size, to the optimal use of space and to the use of natural light sources and monitors that are gentle on the eye. The principles of ergonomics and green offices (which focus on energy-saving in day-to-day office work and the use of environment-friendly materials and detergents) are important considerations in creating our workplaces.