2021 Universal Registration Document
NON-FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE STATEMENT: OUR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITY
Our social responsibility [NFPS]
BIC strives to use all the means available to engage in dialogue with its team members. In this spirit, it sets up the initiatives on listening to team members as mentioned in section 3.4.6. To maintain its team members’ engagement and remain attentive to their expectations, the Group strives to cultivate a high-quality social dialogue, either directly with the management or with the team members themselves, their representatives, or labor union representatives at unionized sites. In every country where the Group has operations, it complies with all applicable collective agreements. In addition, each subsidiary strives, insofar as its resources allow, to improve working conditions by: offering wages above the legal minimums; ●
through superior teammember benefits; ● through investments to improve the working environment. ● The topics discussed in the negotiations are related either to local obligations or to the previously mentioned management points. For example, many mechanisms to promote safety and health in the workplace and new working conditions like remote work have been initiated through social dialogue. The following table gives a few examples of such agreements.
On September 29, 2021, several agreements were signed between the Representative Trade Unions and Management in order to improve existing employee savings schemes, including the introduction of a Collective Company Retirement Savings Plan (PACTE Act) with more favorable employer contribution conditions. The good relationship and constant dialogue with the Union in Mexico allowed a good negotiation for the salary review, with a negotiation completely aligned to the global and business situation. During 2021 there was a labor reform in Mexico that implied making some modifications to the workers’ contracts. Thanks to constant dialogue and communication with the Union it was possible to sign these documents for ~1,000 people in just two days, ensuring the legal/labor compliance of the Company. The expansion in Saltillo has been well-supported by the union showing the flexibility required to support Manufacturing & Packaging operations. In Cuautitlan, weekly meetings were resumed between the Union - Operations - Security, to have a dialogue and address concerns or opportunities for improvement for all workers. Face-to-face meetings of the “Open Channel” committee were reactivated with the necessary contingency measures, answering questions or proposals from the factory workers.
Saltillo and Cuautitlán (Mexico)
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