Our employees, with their motivation and expertise, are the driving force behind our company. Through their commitment and talent for innovation, they are actively shaping the future on the basis of our shared corporate values. That is why we place such importance on treating our employees responsibly, and on providing a challenging but respectful working environment.
Working at G&D also means combining tradition with the future. Building on our firm foundation of over 150 years as a family-owned business, we are constantly developing further. We are pursuing a clear vision of the future: anyone working at G&D today is creating solutions for payment and communication methods that will shape the markets and trends of tomorrow.
As an international leader in the technology of banknotes, smartcards, and security technologies, we pursue the ambitious objective of continuously upgrading the excellence of our products and technologies. Our claim – "Creating Confidence." – therefore applies to our customers, products, and employees alike. Security and reliability are not just the basic principles of our everyday activities at G&D – they are the core values of our business, on which our employees can also build.
Time-honored tradition and technical achievements, company success on a global scale, values applied to our daily business, reliability, and looking to the future – all these aspects are the very essence of what Giesecke & Devrient stands for.
Our HR policy follows a clear maxim: shaping the future together. To achieve this, we ensure a fair and uniform management culture and continuous staff development. This is how we will sustain our global success in the future.
Across all business segments and throughout six continents, G&D pursues a single vision: we aim to be the partner that people trust all over the world to safeguard the value of their assets. Living up to this requires more than peak technological performance. We earn trust by ensuring that our guidelines and company values shape our daily activities. Because the larger a company and the more global its operations, the more important it is to arrive at binding standards inspired by a common understanding of who we are.
This is where our G&D Code of Conduct comes into play. Together with the Group's shared guidelines and principles, this sets the ethical boundaries that apply to everyone at G&D. This shared identity is ingrained in every employee, at every subsidiary, in every business segment, and in all relationships with business partners. It is lived out in our daily interactions with one another.
G&D's five corporate values form the foundations of the confidence held by our customers, partners, and suppliers, the public, and our employees and owners in our company and our work:
We set international standards with our innovative power and the quality of our products. We aim to maintain this leading position and continue extending it in the future. Our employees are the key to our corporate success. Encouraging their commitment and satisfaction is a major priority for us. Valuing every single employee and their individual life situation is our basis for gaining the confidence of our staff.
Our HR strategy therefore has two key themes: Firstly, mutual understanding of our Group-wide management style – as orientation and motivation for our employees; and secondly, ongoing staff development – to ensure expertise of the highest level.
We therefore leverage a set of leadership competencies to provide further development for our managers and ensure our corporate objectives are uniformly implemented around the world.
We believe in providing our employees with extensive development opportunities within an international working environment. We encourage professional development alongside forward-looking technologies, as well as personal development within a working environment based on challenge and respect.
Our HR policy is aligned with the company's global outlook. We are increasingly encouraging international career paths, for example through exchange and trainee programs and our talent pools. "HR goes Global" is the motto by which we set international standards and harmonize our methods and processes.
More than 10,000 employees work for G&D in 32 different countries. So we ensure this international approach is reflected in our corporate culture, which respects and values the cultures, opinions, values, and life plans of our employees. Personal development within a challenging and respectful working environment is enormously important to us and we support this with appropriate measures.
G&D regularly carries out employee surveys around the world. All employees are invited to contribute their own ideas and help maintain our culture of exchange. One significant result from the employee survey makes us particularly proud: 84 percent of those surveyed would not hesitate to recommend G&D as an employer.