REWE Group Sustainability Report 2017

Employee Structure

GRI 102-8: Information on employees and other workers

The total number of employees in REWE Combine in Germany and Austria (scope of the sustainability report) rose from 166,778 (2015) to 174,527 (2017). Across Europe, REWE Group currently employs about 345,000 people.

Not included in this are the other foreign companies of REWE Group, national and international companies that are not part of the combine, REWE Dortmund SE, akzenta, Petz REWE GmbH, REWE Spedition und Logistik GmbH, the REWE Supermärkte Nord, the independent retailers and partner retailers and the small companies Mayflor, commercetools, Zoo Royal, Eurogroup Deutschland GmbH and EHA Austria. Due to a change in the scope of consolidation, this no longer corresponds to that in the 2015/2016 sustainability report; accordingly, the personnel key figures were changed retrospectively.

The percentage of trainees among the workforce in Germany and Austria has been relatively stable for years. In 2017, the share was 3.4 per cent, while in 2016 it was 3.5 per cent. In the reporting period, the share of part-time employees (excluding marginally employed individuals and trainees) was 42 per cent (2016: 41.8 per cent). The share of open-ended full-time employees was about 88 per cent in 2017. As a rule, all new employment contracts in Austria are fixed-term contracts. These country-specific limited contracts are included in the number of fixed-term, or temporary, employment contracts. Of the total number of limited employment contracts in Austria, 92 (2017) contracts have an explicitly fixed term.

Employees by employment contract, gender and region

Germany
2015 (female) 2015 (male) 2015 (Total) 2016 (female) 2016 (male) 2016 (Total) 2017 ✓ (female) 2017 ✓ (male) 2017 ✓ (Total)
Temporary contract 8846 7940 16786 8424 8104 16528 8343 8474 16817
Open-ended full-time contract 73714 35854 109568 74965 36968 111933 76591 38925 115516
Austria
2015 (female) 2015 (male) 2015 (Total) 2016 (female) 2016 (male) 2016 (Total) 2017 ✓ (female) 2017 ✓ (male) 2017 ✓ (Total)
Temporary contract 2255 889 3144 2451 934 3385 2727 1057 3784
Open-ended full-time contract 27755 9525 37280 28360 9917 38277 28496 9914 38410
All regions
2015 (female) 2015 (male) 2015 (Total) 2016 (female) 2016 (male) 2016 (Total) 2017 ✓ (female) 2017 ✓ (male) 2017 ✓ (Total)
Temporary contract 11101 8829 19930 10875 9038 19913 11070 9531 20601
Open-ended full-time contract 101469 45379 146848 103325 46885 150210 105087 48839 153926

Employees by type of employment and gender

Female
2015 2016 2017 ✓
Full time 26754 27275 28311
Part time 62611 64031 65588
Apprentices 3025 3039 3059
Marginally employed 20180 19855 19199
Male
2015 2016 2017 ✓
Full time 34430 35368 36788
Part time 6479 7067 7723
Apprentices 2841 2882 2933
Marginally employed 10458 10606 10926
Total
2015 2016 2017 ✓
Full time 61184 62643 65099
Part time 69090 71098 73311
Apprentices 5866 5921 5992
Marginally employed 30638 30461 30125

Percentage distribution of employees by sales line

2015
National Full-Range Stores: 43.9% 73190
International Full-Range Stores (Austria): 22.8% 37954
National Discount Stores: 15.6% 26001
Discount Stores Austria: 1.5% 2470
National Specialist Stores: 8.0% 13373
National Travel and Tourism: 3.1% 5128
Other: 5.2% 8662
Total (Scope Sustainability Report) 169762
Employees
2016
National Full-Range Stores: 43.4% 73911
International Full-Range Stores (Austria): 23.0% 39078
National Discount Stores: 15.8% 26842
Discount Stores Austria: 1.5% 2584
National Specialist Stores: 7.9% 13449
National Travel and Tourism: 3.0% 5075
Other: 5.4% 9184
Total (Scope Sustainability Report) 173108
Employees
2017 ✓
National Full-Range Stores: 43.5% 75951
International Full-Range Stores (Austria): 22.6% 39465
National Discount Stores: 15.5% 27075
Discount Stores Austria: 1.6% 2729
National Specialist Stores: 8.0% 14033
National Travel and Tourism: 3.1% 5179
Other: 5.8% 10095
Total (Scope Sustainability Report) 167801
Employees ✓

GRI 102-41: Collective bargaining agreements

As of 31 December 2017, 171,087 of the 174,527 employees covered by the sustainability report were subject to collective bargaining agreements and/or employer/works council agreements. This amounts to 98 per cent. In 2016, this figure was 97.7 per cent.

More topics:

GRI 102-18 - 102-21

Sustainability Strategy

GRI 102-1 – 102-7, 102-10

REWE Group Portrait

GRI 102-9

Supply chain

GRI 102-12, 102-13

Initiatives and Memberships

GRI 102-16, 102-17

Ethics and Integrity

GRI 102-45 – 102-47, 102-49

Materiality

GRI 102-40, 102-42 – 102-44

Stakeholder Dialogue

GRI 102-48, 102-50 – 102-56

Report Profile

GRI 201

Economic Performance

GRI 205, 206, 307, 419

Compliance

GRI 415

Public Policy

GRI 418

Customer Privacy