Occupational Health and Safety
A prerequisite for motivated employees is their health and safety. Thus, the purpose of the health and safety organization is to promote our employees’ health and ensure that the workplace and work processes are safe. It involves protecting the workforce from danger to life and health resulting from operational activities. These objectives are also defined in our EHS guidelines and are therefore mandatory for all locations of operation worldwide. The main objectives of the health and safety organization are as follows:
Health check days
Fitness programs and sporting activities
Bright and friendly workplaces
Safe workplaces, machines and facilities
Work processes that comply with or go beyond safety requirements
Personal protective equipment
Managers who promote safety at work
Health and Safety Management
Providing a safe working environment requires strict management. In order to continually monitor the degree of achievement of our objectives for health and safety, we implemented a management system according to the internationally recognized standard OHSAS 18001. Individual sites are certified externally.
Health and Safety: Management
Managing the health and safety of our employees includes the application and documentation of proper safeguards to processes, equipment, methods and procedures, and by providing employees with the training necessary to perform their jobs safely. The effectiveness of our health and safety programs can be measured by our health and safety statistics.
Occupational Health and Safety
In times of declining numbers of highly qualified newcomers and the unwillingness of employees to commit long-term to a company, employer branding at Real Green Lighting is highly relevant for permanent business success.
Studies show that companies with successful employer brands benefit from increased quality of applications, lower recruitment costs, greater retention of key personnel, reduced staff turnover, and a higher degree of commitment from their employees. Successful employer branding therefore reduces personnel costs in the long run. It also increases business results and the company's competitiveness as an employer. For this reason, Real Green Lighting sees targeted employer branding as an important means of sustainable corporate management.
Employee Value Proposition
We have defined worldwide employer positioning aligned with corporate objectives as one of our strategies as part of a major, multi-stage project. This Employee Value Proposition (EVP) provides a summary of what Real Green Lighting has to offer as a global employer. The EVP will be implemented and anchored with employees and managers step by step using various measures.
To raise Real Green Lighting's profile as an employer competing for the best new talent, the EVP will also be consistently communicated in direct dialog with our target groups via our social media activities and in an exchange with our target universities as well as in all advertising campaigns. It goes without saying that the Real Green Lighting
recruitment and onboarding processes are also based on the consistent integration of the EVP.
Real Green Lighting has positioned itself as an attractive and credible employer. Continual development of profound and extensive employer branding based on our EVP will also ensure that our credibility and competitiveness as an employer are improved in future.
Responsibility as an employer
Real Green Lighting takes responsibility as an employer, respects the human rights of all employees, and is explicitly against child labor, and unethical and unsocial business practices. Real Green Lighting does not discriminate by ethnic origin, gender, religion, social background, disability, political views, or sexual orientation.
We respect the local applicable statutory requirements regarding payment in all countries in which Real Green Lighting conducts business. Our employees have the right to freedom of organization and assembly throughout the world. In countries where employee representatives have been established it is very important for us to work together with them as closely and constructively as possible. We strive to offer our employees a safe and secure workplace with fair conditions. Provided that job losses are unavoidable due to technological changes and associated restructuring, Real Green Lighting strives to make them as socially acceptable as possible.
Talented employees should be successful at Real Green Lighting, no matter who they are or where they are from.
Real Green Lighting Diversity Program
Our diversity program ensures that employees with the same experience and qualifications have the same career chances, irrespective of their personal background, gender or nationality. In order to promote diversity, making it the norm and a core element in our corporate culture, we have set in motion a number of programs and initiatives. Vacancies are filled and employees are selected following diversity aspects at all times.
Diversity is also important for the sustainable growth of our company. Only in heterogeneous groups can convincing innovative ideas be developed, fresh approaches created, and viable new solutions found. Our employees with different backgrounds and origins are representative of Real Green Lighting diverse customer groups. They enrich our pool of ideas and boost our innovations. Diversity is a decisive factor for being successful as a global company.
We want to make use of the diversity of our employees to learn from each other and promote innovations in all areas of the company. Diversity should enhance creativity, productivity and value everywhere – in new sales channels, optimized internal processes, and technological developments.
Learning and Development
Learning and development are of high strategic importance for the success of our company. The working environment at Real Green Lighting is dynamic, ambitious, creative, and open.
Our employees work in an environment that offers both challenging tasks and a variety of training and e-learning programs. Performance expectations, fulfillment of tasks, individual development plans and their progress are identified in regular employee reviews. This includes regular checks on how effective training measures are. By promoting each employee's individual goals, abilities and skills, we increase the performance of individual employees and that of the whole company.
The Talents enLIGHT Program is part of our global talent program. Each year approximately 20 promising newcomers are given the opportunity to implement ambitious projects from the Real Green Lighting world of work. This promotion of young talent is also intended to help the company prepare for the future. Participants meet colleagues from all over the world and can build up an international and cross-departmental network while working on the project. In order to be an even more attractive employer for technical experts, we offer a new technology career concept, known as the key expert career, to highly qualified employees throughout the world. It provides an alternative to a management career and offers the possibility of focusing on technical tasks.
Real Green Lighting open mentoring program aims at exchanging ideas without any restrictions resulting from hierarchic levels, divisions, job functions or national borders. Every Real Green Lighting employee can become a mentor or mentee to promote an unlimited and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas. The team members connect with one another via an electronic platform on the intranet.
With the Real Green Lighting management and leadership programs we ensure that our managers are capable of mastering future challenges and meet the requirements of their current roles. The focus is on both people management skills and business management skills such as strategic decision-making and entrepreneurship. The programs are a crucial element in strengthening Real Green Lighting management culture from the inside.
Management culture & performance management
Real Green Lighting management culture is based on the three core elements of corporate identity: our brand, our strategy, and our corporate culture. We promote performance with a clear incentive system. Our transparent bonus system is based on clearly measurable targets and the assessment by managers. The performance management process (PMP) is the main instrument that Real Green Lighting uses to systematically identify, accompany and promote potential and talent in its employees. Real Green Lighting PMP includes setting individual performance objectives and assessing the performance and abilities of employees, which is done by managers. It also gives the company an overview over its pool of talent. This provides the basis for promoting internal talent using appropriate training measures.