THE KEY TO SUCCESS. FOR THE GOOD OF OUR EMPLOYEES.
A company is only as strong as its employees.
This is also true for Brau Union Österreich.
We employ more than 2,300 people. They are the ones responsible for brewing, marketing, selling and delivering our beer. Brau Union Österreich is very conscious of our responsibility to our employees. In addition to a salary, in many cases, we also offer various incentives, additional training options and health programs within the framework of collective bargaining contract. A centralized board of union employees along with union representatives at each brewing facility serves as employee advocates in business, social, health and cultural matters.
We categorically reject all forms of discrimination and strive to promote diversity and equal opportunity. We observe several important guidelines in our daily operations – such as the “Employees and Human Rights” policy of the HEINEKEN family of businesses, which is based on the fundamental guidelines of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) (see www.ilo.org).
We rely on our annual survey of Brau Union Österreich employees, known as the “Climate Survey” to measure how satisfied our employees are and to identify which areas still require improvement. 83% of all employees participated in the survey in 2016. An impressive 90% of those surveyed reported that they are satisfied with their employer and communicate this to the public with pride.
Especially as a responsible producer of alcoholic beverages, the responsible consumption of alcohol is a very high priority for our company – for the public as well as for our employees. Since 2007, Brau Union Österreich has had an internal alcohol policy in place regarding alcohol consumption in the workplace. Along with providing company rules and information, we also offer assistance for employees with alcohol problems. Adherence to the rules is continuously monitored. Other activities such as the annual “Enjoy Responsibly Day” are also part of what we do as a company to educate our employees about the responsible consumption of alcohol – for the good of our employees and their families.