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Employees and society
The basis of our success

The Schaeffler Group's employees are one of the most important pillars of its success. Their expertise, their skills, their dedication, and their ingenuity ensure the continuous development of the company and thereby contribute significantly to its current and future success. In mutual interest, the Schaeffler Group supports the professional development of its employees from apprentices to specialists and executives aims to ensure effective occupational health and safety and to promote diversity in its workforce. The Group offers them fair, performance-based pay and retirement plans and helps them to achieve work-life balance through flexible working hours.

Sustainability in concrete terms

Employee advancement and development

  • Attracting, promoting and retaining the best employees worldwide are the core elements of Human Resource Management
  • Successful implementation of the “Qualification for Tomorrow,” “Leadership & Corporate Values,” and “New Work” initiatives

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Occupational health and safety

  • The physical and mental performance and motivation of employees are key to the success of the company
  • Corporate health management (CHM) and occupational safety are the basis for this – even in countries where there are no government regulations

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Diversity and equal opportunity

  • The main topics of the diversity concept are gender, internationality, age/generations, and people with disabilities
  • Diversity Council established to anchor the topic more firmly in the company

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Corporate citizenship

  • The core areas of engagement are “Education and science”, “Health and social issues”, and “Sports and culture”
  • Schaeffler initiated and implemented 112 CSR projects worldwide in 2019

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The Schaeffler Group's commitment to its employees and society contributes in many ways to achieving the SDGs. This applies in particular to “Good health and well-being” (SDG 3), “Quality education” (SDG 4), and “Gender equality” (SDG 5).

The Schaeffler Group's commitment to its employees and society contributes in many ways to achieving the SDGs. This applies in particular to “Good health and well-being” (SDG 3), “Quality education” (SDG 4), and “Gender equality” (SDG 5).

CSR projects worldwide

The regions depict the regional structure of the Schaeffler Group.

Selected key figures

Injury Rate (LTIR)
1) Measurement: Lost Time Injury Rate, LTIR = occupational accidents from one lost day per 1 million hours worked. Employees incl. temporary staff, apprentices, and trainees.
Number of employees, total
Coverage rate of OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001
2) Relating to employees on the production sites.

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