We empower our people so that they can unlock their full potential


Our aim

Our aim is to create a fair, inclusive and safe culture which enables our employees to thrive. We provide a workplace where they can continuously grow, openly contribute with their ideas and feel proud of their achievements.

We care for our employees

Offering fair working conditions

We strive to create an engaging working environment and ensure that we treat employees fairly and with respect in accordance with our company values, and that we provide them with equal opportunities and fair remuneration. We want to offer careers instead of jobs and to prepare our employees for the fast-changing world. Therefore we invest in the development of both our employees and business leaders.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At dormakaba, we are proud of our diverse workforce of more than 15,000 employees worldwide. We believe that diverse thought and opinion leads to better decision making and better innovation. We value the uniqueness of each of our colleagues and strive to create a culture where everyone can be their authentic selves. Everybody deserves to be treated with openness and respect, no matter where they come from, what they believe, or whom they love.

The drive for equity is at the heart of the global sustainable development agenda, with its central ambition to "leave no one behind" and supports a number of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals that we are committed to. Therefore, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are important topics of the People Pillar within our Sustainability Framework. We take action to build a more diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, where no one is discriminated on any grounds, like gender, sexual orientation, religious and cultural background. 

That is why we are happy to share our company statement that stipulates our position on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, why we think this is important, and how we want to achieve becoming a more diverse and inclusive company – for each and every one of us.

One of our main targets until 2027 is to improve the gender diversity of our leadership pipeline and increase the share of women in managerial positions to 33%. Since 2022 we are signatories of the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), and we are committed to implement the seven principles to foster gender equality and women’s empowerment at the workplace. 

Employee safety is a top priority

The physical and mental well-being of employees is a core responsibility of dormakaba. We strive to simultaneously create optimal working conditions for our employees and to ensure operational efficiencies.

In the financial year 2022/23 we have adopted the Group Directive Health & Safety, that is based on recognized management systems such as ISO 45001 and the ILO Guidelines on Occupational Health & Safety. The Directive regulates the minimum business standards as regards the Occupational Health & Safety management and processes at local level, such as the safety of the working environments and the health of our employees, contractors and visitors within our facilities and of our field service technicians performing their primary duties outside of our facilities.

Furthermore, we also put focus on reporting unsafe observations, which is a key element in proactively preventing injuries, and accidents. We have already seen our employees' increased engagement in this area, who submitted more than 1,200 unsafe observations in the financial year 2022/23, versus seven in the previous year.

Training and Education

We offer various training and development programs for our employees to maintain and improve their skills and the quality of our offering. In the financial year 2022/23 our employees completed more than 51,000 hours of online and blended courses, on top of over 131,000 classroom trainings.

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For any inquiries regarding sustainability at dormakaba, please contact us.

Stephanie Ossenbach-Keller

Group Sustainability Officer