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Sustainability


Employees, Health & Safety


We are putting safety first and create a workplace where our people can develop their full potential.

What we do

We offer excellent working conditions, trust and appreciate our employees, actively promote fairness and respect at the workplace, and ensure that our employees’ safety is a top priority.

Diversity & Inclusion

The diversity of our multicultural and highly skilled workforce and its wide range of talents and experience are key to our company’s success. We embrace the value of diversity and the positive impact it has on a team’s creativity and innovative ability. In support of this and other initiatives, we are committed to progressively increasing the number of women in senior leadership positions.

  • We formalized our pledge with a commitment statement to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • We aim at increasing the share of women in senior leadership positions from 20% to 30% by 2025.
  • More than 30 nationalities work in our Global Headquarters.

Attractive Employer

Our success as a market and innovation leader in the elevator and escalator industry is based to a large extent on the commitment and expertise of our employees. We promote both their professional and personal development through a wide range of training and development courses. To measure our progress in this area, we introduced a new data system in HR in 2021.

  • We have a strong corporate and employer brand concept, allowing employees and candidates to easily identify with our company and its aims and values.
  • We strive to create a workplace where current and future generations enjoy working and building their careers.

Fairness & Respect

In 2021, TK Elevator signed a Global Framework Agreement (GFA) with the Group Works Council and the global trade union IndustriALL. This agreement is key to safeguarding human and employee rights globally. It protects the interests of workers across all company operations and outlines standards for trade union rights, as well as health, safety and environmental practices, and quality of work principles.

Health & Safety

Safety is a company priority on all levels. Safety awareness is promoted across the entire organization and safety standards are fully integrated into our company culture and day-to-day processes. We measure our performance against key safety performance indicators through our OHS management systems.

  • We have reduced our accident rate (TRC) by around 50% over the last five years.
  • 60% of our employees work at sites that are certified according to ISO 45001 and/or OSHAS 18001.
  • We co-founded the Global Elevator Safety Forum for pursuing a safe and fatality-free industry.
  • We have developed our 10 Safety Rules which are applicable to employees and subcontractors around the world. Download them here.

Our Commitments

  • We aim at increasing the share of women in senior leadership positions from currently 20% to 30% by 2025.
  • We actively promote minority representation in the workforce.
  • We aim to further reduce the frequency of accidents per million working hours by at least 10% each year until 2023 (base year: 2017/2018) following a “zero accidents” vision.