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Digitalisation: flexible working, continuous learning

GIZ continues to promote digital cooperation within the company. Even before the pandemic, we were well positioned for digital working on account of our progressive employer/staff council agreement. In April 2021, the adapted version on the flexibilisation of working hours and locations came into force. This agreement enables the majority of employees to work remotely on up to 10 days each month (or even more if it is operationally feasible). In 2021, as in previous years, all members of the workforce also benefited from study time of between five and 25 days to hone their digital skills and were able to identify their own training requirements using a self-assessment tool developed by GIZ’s own academy. With a focus on networking and the transfer of digital skills, GIZ also held its first company-wide Digital Literacy Festival. This gave staff an opportunity to pass on their knowledge, and there were more than 80 interactive events in six different languages, offering a forum for learning, exchange and discussions.

Information on the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be found on this page:

Graphic: GIZ: SDG 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Information on the following sustainability standards can be found on this page:
GRI standard 403, 404; The Code 10, 14