Vision: That each employee contributes directly to ARYZTA’s growth and success
People and Workplace
ARYZTA recognises that its continued success is dependent on the quality, commitment and responsible behaviour of its people. ARYZTA values diversity and treats all individuals with respect.
The health and safety of our people is of paramount importance to ARYZTA. ARYZTA pursues comprehensive internal safety management procedures including policy manuals, verification of regulatory compliance, risk assessments, individual site action plans, safety audits, training, formal accident investigation and the provision of occupational health services. ARYZTA also maintains a strong focus on the use of key performance indicators, external, auditing and achieving exacting external health and safety accreditation for operations.
Benefits & Compensation to attract talented employees for the business
Creating a safe and healthy work environment for all employees
Year Over Year Improvement in Employee Retention & Turnover
Employee Development and Training
Talent Review and Succession Planning for key positions
Policies & Guidelines
Global Employee Code of Conduct, signed by every employee, includes:
ARYZTA’s Non-Discrimination Policy
Guarantee of Freedom of Association
Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policies
All operations are assessed for risks related to corruption
Conducted training with mid- and senior-level employees on anti-corruption policies and there are no incidents that have occurred
ARYZTA’s Whistleblower Program
Prohibition of forced or slave labor
Political involvement policy
ARYZTA makes no contributions to any political party or affiliation
Employees are trained on human rights policies, sexual harassment, slavery, anti-corruption and human trafficking and other aspects that are relevant
ARYZTA has had no grievances regarding human rights in our operations
ARYZTA has had no legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust or monopoly practices. As such, no significant fines have been assessed for non-compliance with any laws or regulations
ARYZTA’s Corporate Health & Safety Policy states that the highest priority is to maintain and exemplify a healthy and safe working environment. It includes:
Compliance with all applicable health and safety laws, as well as ARYZTA’s often higher company standards
Ensuring all employees (including temporary workers), contractors, sub-contractors, and visitors are aware of, trained and competent to carry out their safety responsibilities
Elimination and minimization of risk in the design, operation, and maintenance of our facilities
Improvement of operations through employee involvement, continual performance measurement, and initiating appropriate corrective and preventative actions where appropriate
Focus on safe working and actively participating in health and safety improvement efforts
Demonstration of ARYZTA’s values and commitment to health and safety in communications, planning and business decisions
ARYZTA’s Child Labor Policy covers the following:
Compliance with all established government regulations and standards
Recognizes and supports the United Nations “Rights of the Child”
Prohibits hiring anyone under the age of 15
These policies apply to temporary employees along with ARYZTA employees
Notice given to employees prior to major operational changes
In compliance with local laws and as a general practice, ARYZTA, endeavors to provide the legal notice required prior to any major operational changes
Benefits and compensation
ARYZTA offers benefit plans which vary by country
ARYZTA utilises web-based training focusing on different key areas of our operations such as people and food safety, critical to quality practices, safe use of chemicals for equipment cleaning, and daily practices to ensure a safe and healthy workplace.
Programs implemented and assistance provided to develop employee skills
Leadership training and employee development programs
In North America ARYZTA implemented “Excellence in Supervision” training in for all ARYZTA front line leaders. In 2015 ARYZTA successfully completed training for a total of 11 bakeries and 202 ARYZTA leaders.
As part of developing leadership bench-strength, ARYZTA rolled out its Bakery Director Development Program
Percentage of Employees receiving regular performance reviews
All employees receive performance reviews
Labour disputes and grievances
ARYZTA has a formal process to address grievances around labor practices.
In 2015, in North America there was no lost working time due to industrial disputes.
People safety results
In 2015, ARYZTA completed 100% of comprehensive internal safety and security assessments at all North American and European bakery locations to ensure a safe and healthy working environment to our employees. To continually improve the safety of our people in 2015, ARYZTA focused on four areas to reduce injury frequency and severity:
Engineering investment into eliminating hazardous conditions. In 2015, ARYZTA spent over €3 million on direct and indirect safety related capital projects.
Education. ARYZTA has a comprehensive training program for People Safety and Food Safety through a standardized training calendar. Last year, ARYZTA employees in North America and Europe completed 175,000 hours of documented training and documented recognition testing on core safety policy and expectations.
Enforcement of the safety expectation. North America: In 2015, ARYZTA began tracking safety discipline, where supervisors observe potentially unsafe actions. In support of this, bakery supervisors issued 132 safety alerts. In Europe last year ARYZTA had 200 safety alerts.
Engagement of employees, both informally and formally, helps to create awareness and avoid injuries and lost work days. All bakeries have a health & safety committee comprised of management and workers that monitors and advise on health and safety related issues.
ARYZTA uses an industry standard measure for employee safety, called the Safety Index.
The index combines the following:
Recordable Injury Rate – Number of Recordable Injuries divided by Hours Worked
Lost Time Injury Rate – Number of Lost Time Injuries divided by Hours Worked
Severity Rate – Number of Lost Work Days divided by Hours Worked