Equal Opportunities

Magyar Telekom considers the diversity of its employees as an asset for its business. According to our diversity guidelines we promote adequately and take into consideration the diversity of our employees, partners and the business environment in general. Beyond all this Magyar Telekom, as a responsible employer, pays special attention to removing discrimination from the workplace environment and to ensuring equal treatment for all. We also endeavor to provide equal chances for disadvantaged employee groups. With a view to this we have adopted basic documents that ensure the full assertion of these basic principles.

Social Charter 1

Social standards are transparent and obligatory for the whole group of companies through its Social Charter, which is based on the Global Compact 2 values as well as the internationally recognized standards, guidelines and norms of the International Labour Organization (ILO) 3 and the OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development). Deutsche Telekom Group and Magyar Telekom Group comply with the internationally recognized social standards in their transactions with suppliers, business partners and third parties.

(1 – The Social Charter of Deutsche Telekom Group and Hungarian Telekom Group constitutes a voluntary obligation on the side of the employer to comply with the minimum social standards at the whole group of companies. It sets out the core principles regarding employment relations and terms of employment. We expect our suppliers also to comply with the standards.

2 – Global Compact is a global UN initiative to promote and enhance cooperation among business and other social groups. Deutsche Telekom Group and Magyar Telekom Group undertake to respect in the company’s policy the ten core principles governing the protection of human rights, social and environmental standards and the fight against corruption.

3 –ILO, the International Labour Organization, is a special organ of the United Nations. Representatives of governments, employees and employers represent 177 countries in the ILO’s organizations. The main focus of the organization’s activities encompasses the efforts to create international labor and social standards. The aim is to improve living conditions of employees.)

 

Diversity Policy

The importance of our corporate values and our brand require that the individual differences of all our stakeholders (shareholders, customers, employees and suppliers) be recognized, appreciated and utilized. Magyar Telekom Group’s Management Committee, Board of Directors and all its managers have a special responsibility with respect to the achievement of diversity within the group in the sense that they walk the talk in their approach to and treatment of diversity through tolerance and inclusion, and, furthermore, encourage and reward commitment in this regard.

Equal Opportunities Plan

Magyar Telekom endeavors to ensure the improvement of the situation of the respective disadvantaged employee groups, and to provide for them equal opportunities. With a view to this the group adopted, with the organizations representing the employees’ interests at the group, a two-year Equal Opportunities Plan in 2008. The Plan sets out measures to improve the situation of the employee groups concerned. In 2010 the company adopted the second Equal Opportunities Plan , which also covers two years. In addition to all this Magyar Telekom is open to joining initiatives taken in the state, business and NGO spheres aimed at ensuring equal opportunities and the attainment of social equity.