Employee commitment and expertise are crucial for the Group's success. A business-oriented strategy with a clear focus on people creates an environment that enables employees to make a difference and act with authority.
Today the Group employs 49,000 people in over 70 countries - all working together to make the company a true world leader in access solutions.
ASSA ABLOY strives to attract and retain people with the right competencies and attitude needed for the company’s continued success. Local accountability is also a key part of ASSA ABLOY’s strategy and the Group has nurtured a culture of local ownership and decentralized decision-making.
ASSA ABLOY promotes continuous employee development to realize and develop the potential of its internal talent pool. Employees are actively encouraged to seek out opportunities to develop their own career. Group wide job vacancies on the company’s intranet inform employees of career opportunities throughout ASSA ABLOY. Internal candidates are given priority consideration for positions that arise, provided that their qualifications are comparable with those of external candidates. During 2017, 36 percent of the management positions throughout the Group were filled by internal candidates.
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To continue to meet local business needs, and to lead and grow through innovation, the majority of ASSA ABLOY’s training and development initiatives are implemented and managed on a divisional-level. On a Group level, ASSA ABLOY runs two global development programs each year for selected senior managers: the internally managed MMT (Management Training) development program, and the IMD ‘Boosting Market Leadership Program’.
Promoting employee ethics
Ethical behavior among employees is promoted through the Group-wide ASSA ABLOY Code of Conduct. The Code is a key component of the ASSA ABLOY introduction program, and all employees are expected to abide by it from day one. The Code of Conduct, launched in 2019, underlines ASSA ABLOY’s commitment to fair employment conditions and labor rights, and takes a clear stand against human rights abuses, child labor and forced labor of any kind.
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ASSA ABLOY conducts a Group-wide employee survey every second year. The survey is an important tool to understand how employees feel about their workplace, as well as issues such as professional development, diversity and equality. The survey in 2018 had a response rate of 87 percent.