The Model Group doesn’t have employees: it has partners. We are home to strong individuals who forge connections by working together to create our vision and make it a reality. This unifying goal is the inspiration behind all our activities, and is our most precious asset. It turns our employees into partners, ensuring everyone takes personal responsibility for their own actions.
Professional occupational safety is a cornerstone of successful, people-focused companies. That’s why we do everything we can to avoid accidents and occupational illness.
We offer targeted support to talented employees and offer further development opportunities, coaching and training, while supporting and encouraging personal responsibility.
Our employees know the importance and value of their contribution to ensure we reach our goals. For us, trust is a form of capital and the best way to grow it is with honesty.
...if you do not trust anyone. That’s why we carry out regular training sessions on occupational safety, review corporate processes on an ongoing basis and analyse systematic errors
We use the Model Lean System across our factories. This involves the integration of all our employees into an internally audited occupational safety and management system, with every accident and near-miss registered and analysed. Plus, our employees come forward immediately if they notice a safety issue.
We carry out regular ‘GEMBA walks’ , where we identify risks in the workplace. GEMBA is a Japanese term meaning ‘the actual place’, ‘the real place’ or ‘the place where value is created’.
We are working towards certification of all our factories under ISO 45001. Occupational safety plays a big role in this; for example, correct operation of machines.
In 2018, we trained 84 apprentices and were by their side as they entered the world of work. At the Model Group, an appealing working environment, top quality training and exciting internships lay the foundation for the talent of the future.
We set great store by our employees’ training and professional development. We undertake regular hands-on coaching sessions to hone the skillsets of our specialists and managers.
We entrust projects to our young, talented employees so they can prove themselves within a fixed framework. In turn, young workers at every company within the Model Group can draw on the knowledge of many generations of employees: some of our colleagues have been working for our company for 20 years or more.
And if we do not have the necessary expertise ourselves, we help our employees take up external training and professional development opportunities with funds from our employer-financed foundation. In 2018, we offered assistance to the tune of almost EUR 1 million.
Since 2018, we have been testing out our new employee programme ModelFlex at various locations. Depending on each employee’s personal preferences and life situation, they are free to choose whether to enjoy additional days’ holiday each year, or an increase of their gross salary.
By 2030, we want to reduce the number of accidents in the workplace across the entire group.
This report complies with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and aligns the key aspects of the GRI with the four pillars of the Model Group’s sustainability strategy.