14. Employment Rights

The company reports on how it complies with nationally and internationally recognised standards relating to employee rights as well as on how it fosters staff involvement in the company and in sustainability management, what goals it has set itself in this regard, what results it has achieved thus far and where it sees risks.

Compliance with all valid statutory provisions in the interests of employees is a given. Compliance with these and all other external and internal provisions is ensured through constant controls by the internal Compliance department.   

In addition to the valid legal provisions, the company has dedicated itself, through a range of internal agreements and regulations, to a high social standard and excellent working conditions, in order to retain employees, counteract future fluctuations and attract a high standard of new applicants. These measures include, for example, the comprehensive health management program and an above-average prioritization of health-promoting processes, as well as the appreciation we show to our long-standing employees.   
 
The creation of a long-term relationship between the dedicated and high-performing employees and their employer is part of the human resources policy:  

Human resources strategy   
 
For an employer in the public sector, the close participation of the employees in all relevant corporate decisions is part of the culture. Currently, the employees are represented by 31 members of the Works Council, by the Council for Employees with Disabilities, the Executives’ Committee, and the Supervisory Board. A large proportion of the workforce is unionized.  


Inclusion with the material topics & sustainable ideas
The employees are included as stakeholders in the materiality analysis. Furthermore, all employees can submit their improvement suggestions via the internal idea management system, InnovationPilot, in order to actively contribute to the corporate targets.  


Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Politicians and businesses around the world have been called upon to transfer these SDGs into their fields of action and make a key contribution to achieving them by the year 2030 through, for example, innovation, pioneering technology, and responsible supply chains. The airport wants to demonstrate the impact its business activities has on the SDGs and how it can contribute positively in the future to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through its strategic projects. To this end, FMG first identified the goals that are relevant to it and that it can influence. In 2017, another goal was added to the eleven identified: With SDG 11 «Sustainable cities and communities», sustainability is also taken into account in the realization of strategic building projects on the airport campus.


Dealing with risk
The traditionally strong participation of employees means that their interests have long been at the heart of corporate decisions. Thanks to the economically strong and prominent position of the employer in the region, no negative changes are feared here.