At ADAMA, we are committed to creating an environment in which everyone is treated in a fair manner. We strive to support equal opportunities without discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination, or retirement for all our People and employee candidates.
ADAMA neither distinguishes nor discriminates on any occasion on any basis including gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, age, disability, marital status, union membership, or political affiliation. ADAMA is an active human rights supporter and fair employer.
The conditions for employment at ADAMA are determined by collective agreements, personal contracts, or other arrangements, in accordance with the relevant laws in our various countries of operations. In many cases, we have established employment procedures and policies above and beyond the standards required by law.
ADAMA complies with all relevant labor and employment laws in all countries in which we are active, including the payment of required minimum wage, or above.
Full and Partial Employment
At the end of 2020, only 29 of our People were employed part-time.
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ADAMA provides our People with all the benefits required by law – and in many cases – above the legal requirements. To help us define criteria for salaries and benefits, we conduct annual salary surveys (salary benchmarks), which help us evaluate the standard for our terms and conditions versus the market in each country.
This is especially prominent during the process of Fair Employment, our global annual compensation review process. The benchmark survey focuses on parallel or similar industries around the world. Our goal is to provide remuneration that is equivalent to, or surpasses, that in local markets.
Freedom of Association
ADAMA recognizes the right of our People to join trade unions, conduct collective negotiations, and enjoy all the rights available to them through their membership in those unions. We have never restricted freedom of association, and we continue to support the process of collective negotiations that cover pay rates, working hours, certain benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
t ADAMA, the health and safety of our People remains our priority and many life-events, whether they are predictable or come as a surprise, impact our emotional, psychological, and social well-being, affecting how we think, feel, and act.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an independent counselling and resource service available 24/7 to all our people and their families in local languages, providing confidential access to professional counselling and helpful resources.
ADAMA is committed to protecting the human rights of all People. We place great importance on this value and view it as a cornerstone of our activities.
Moreover, we see compliance with the Code of Conduct and applicable laws as the responsibility of each individual. We invest great efforts into identifying and working with business partners who aspire to conduct their operations in a similar manner.
GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards
GRI 103, GRI 102-41