Energie AG supports a good balance between work and family life. Except for the Waste Management and Czech Republic Segments, the Company has been certified via the “berufundfamilie” audit since 2012. This allows it to position itself as a family-friendly employer, gain advantages in the competition for skilled professionals, and help to create a positive working environment by means of the associated raft of measures for management and employees.
The “Active Parental Leave Management” programme supports employees in Austria in planning the periods they will be off work. A nursing care platform offers comprehensive information and service links for employees who care for and support dependents. To make holiday planning easier, Energie AG supported its employees through the summer months of 2021 by providing a varied programme for children between the ages of six and 14. Since July 2020, the cooperation with the Salzkammergut Hospital in Gmunden has been offering employees a year-round kindergarten for their children in addition to the daily bookable summer camp. In the extension building currently under construction at the Group's headquarters in Linz, the childcare centre “Loomiland” is already starting to take shape. The facility is planned to open in the summer of 2022.
Since the beginning of 2021, a works council agreement permits employees to take a sabbatical of up to three months. The sabbatical is subject to agreement with the employer and intended to mainly serve preventative health and training purposes (not educational leave).
A work environment that nurtures innovation
Design-thinking experts, who were trained for Energie AG Group at several workshops, have formed a network in fiscal year 2020/2021 and are now available throughout the Group to support innovation processes with modern methods.