15. Equal Opportunities

The company discloses in what way it has implemented national and international processes and what goals it has for the promotion of equal opportunities and diversity, occupational health and safety, participation rights, the integration of migrants and people with disabilities, fair pay as well as a work-life balance and how it will achieve these.

We promote diversity at our company and oppose any form of discrimination on the grounds of gender, age, ethnic origin, world view, disability or sexual orientation. Our approach to this issue is based on a Code of Conduct which is binding for our employees and managers. Its primary aim is to strengthen trust and mutual respect in our staff members’ dealings with one another and with third parties.

Remuneration structure
Our performance-related remuneration structure is tailored to market requirements and comprises four salary levels. These are based on a comparison of all the occupations at the individual Deutsche Wohnen companies and on wage agreements within the industry. We assign the employees to these four levels in accordance with their job description and qualifications. With this remuneration system based on transparent rules, we ensure that employees in comparable positions receive the same amount of remuneration. This illustrates our dedication to equal opportunities and fairness along with our commitment to equal pay for male and female employees. We also offer special voluntary benefits to provide assistance to employees experiencing particular personal circumstances, such as the birth of a child, a wedding or the death of a family member.

Work-life balance
We promote work-life balance in a family-friendly working environment via a wide range of measures. These include flexible working time models, such as working from home, part-time and flexitime options, each of which are taken up by a different number of staff. Employees have been able to work from home for up to two days a month since 2017. Generally speaking, all staff members who have been at the firm for a continuous period of more than six months can work from home on request and if necessary.  At FACILITA, employees can work from home if this is compatible with their role.