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      Effective human resources policy is a major priority

      Our three material topics regarding employee matters are “employee satisfaction”, “health and safety” and “diversity”.

      Employee satisfaction

      Krones develops and manufactures capital goods that are technologically highly complex – for an intensely competitive market whose demands are constantly changing. The market is currently burdened by a weak global economy. To meet our ambitious long-term growth targets, we have made effective human resources policy a major priority. To accomplish what we have set out to do, we need a workforce that is up to the challenge. Krones’ human resources strategy aims to maintain consistently high levels of competence, motivation, and qualification among employees.
      From Krones AG’s perspective, that requires three essential elements:

      • Recruiting the right people
      • Gaining the loyalty of high performers and high potentials
      • Providing sustainable, purposeful training and continuing education

      Detailed facts and figures about the material aspect „employee satisfaction“ are provided in the Non-financial Report 2019.

      Health and safety

      To address the topic of health and safety, Krones has in place systems for occupational safety and health management. Our aim is to promote the health of Krones employees, prevent work hazards, and keep the number of work-related accidents as low as possible. Thus, the underlying strategies rely heavily on prevention. We must be proactive, identifying potential risks and hazards so that we can develop and implement effective countermeasures.

      Detailed facts and figures about the material aspect „health and safety“ are provided in the Non-financial Report 2019.


      Diversity is an important topic for Krones and our stakeholders. Krones signed the Diversity Charter in 2010, clearly expressing the company’s commitment to promoting diversity within the group. Until now, our efforts have been limited to ad hoc measures. As announced in last year’s report, we have developed a diversity management policy with concrete action areas for the Krones Group.

      Detailed facts and figures about the material aspect „diversity“ are provided in the Non-financial Report 2019.

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