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Demography project at Unilever in Germany

Initiated by the German Unilever groups works council (Konzernbetriebsrat) of Germany in 2011, both HR management and works council agreed on a joint demography project to actively handle the impact and challenges of demographic change at the company level.

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Nestlé Youth Employment Initiative

• Given the high youth unemployment in Europe, Nestlé is actively engaged in bringing in young people into work across borders.
• In Germany, young people will benefit from over 2,400 offers for direct entry or for vocational qualifications at more than 20 locations.
• Programmes for trainees or apprentices are also offered in several other European countries like Spain or Portugal.

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Female Leadership Programme at Coca-Cola AG in Germany

Female Leadership Programme “Achieve your best”: 25 female managers participated in a three-day workshop in 2013 that provided them with tools to be their best. Participants were asked to consider their personal leadership experience, and to identify their goals for the future. Future leaders were asked to identify what was truly important to them, both in the professional and private environment.

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Project “SPILL” – Lifelong learning in Germany

Joint social partners initiative: “ Sozialpartnerinitiative Lebenslanges Lernen” (SPILL)
Through technological progress and innovations, adaptation processes take place everywhere and result in qualification needs for employees in general and an ageing workforce in particular.

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TiL – Transfer of Innovative HR Solutions in the food industry

The project TiL gives management representatives and works councils in the food industry the opportunity to develop innovative solutions to actively manage the impact of demographic change and to create working conditions matching the requirements of an ageing workforce. The project is supported by consultants and experts, the trade union NGG is active project partner.

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Family-Friendly Working Environment at Danone GmbH in Germany

For a family-friendly working environment at Danone GmbH, the company is cooperating with the Family Service GmbH.

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Work-Life-Balance and recognising voluntary work at Dr. August Oetker in Germany

Dr. August Oetker Nahrungsmittel KG has a programme to promote work-life-balance and reconciliation of work and family.

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Company pension scheme at Unilever in Germany

The Additional Company Pension Scheme of Unilever (UZR) was initiated by the Unilever work council (Konzernbetriebsrat – group works council) as a part of a demography project. In a joint social partner approach, Unilever management and works council agreed to create the UZR as a measure to ensure flexible transitions from working to pension life. An agreement was signed by management and works council. The UZR is an additional measure to existing statutory and collective agreement pension schemes.

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