16. Qualifications

The company discloses what goals it has set and what measures it has taken to promote the employability of all employees, i.e. the ability of all employees to participate in the working and professional world, and in view of adapting to demographic change, and where risks are seen.

At Fenix Outdoor, it is important for us that staff not only keep abreast with the latest developments and knowledge but that they also have an opportunity to develop themselves. In 2021 we provided each employee with an average of 30-plus hours in personal and technical training (2020: 10.7 hours per staff member), including training on CSR and compliance (n = 2 446). The trainings were given to female and male employees in equal numbers. 

We also intend for the training to inspire people and build up their qualifications for their current or new tasks. Fenix Outdoor continued its trainee program for young professionals, now called Global Graduates. We hired three new global graduates in 2021. The original program started in 2011 with three management trainees. We also support our employees who want to develop their education, such as achieving MBAs.

Every year Fenix Outdoor offers its employees a chance to experience the outdoors and learn something about nature survival skills and the handling and functioning of our equipment while having a great time outdoors together. In some instances, participation in these events is part of the development curriculum or even mandatory. Nevertheless, most of our staff members are already active outdoor enthusiasts. To allow them to participate in outdoor activities and achieve a good work-life balance, individual arrangements are made between supervisors and their staff members.

There are no defined goals just yet. We do not see major demographic risk as we operate globally and are attractive to various age and gender groups in many nations.

More information CSR Report 2021, p. 35.