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Our People

Our ambition is to support our employees in their growth and development, promoting their health, safety and well-being and their overall ability to contribute to ST's business success.

ST strives to be an employer of choice, fostering a workplace culture that encourages people to reach their potential by providing training and development opportunities, creating a stimulating working environment and rewarding success.

ST values and respects the diverse cultures and lifestyles of its employees and firmly believes that a multicultural workforce that understands the unique local requirements of our customers contributes to a more innovative and competitive global business.
We were one of the first companies to sign the UN Global Compact in 2000. We support and promote the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights and all other major international human rights standards, including the core conventions of the International Labor Organization. These standards are reflected in our corporate values and policies, particularly our code of conduct, our Principles for Sustainable Excellence, as well as in the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct that we adopted in 2005.
As a multinational company, operating in over 36 countries, ST sets company-wide policies and programs based on international best practice. These are adapted at a national level to take into account country specific legislation and cultural norms. 


Human Resources Policy
Our Human Resources Policy  describes our approach to managing the basic rights, health, safety, well-being and development of everyone that works for ST:  

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  • Freedom of association;
  • Avoidance of forced labor and child labor;
  • Working hours and fair wages and benefits;
  • Fair treatment, non-discrimination and respect for the individual.
BulletHealth, safety, well-being and security
BulletSupply chain management- covering the human rights of suppliers and subcontractors
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BulletEmployment of relatives

The Chief Executive Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, the heads of Corporate Human Resources and Corporate Internal Audit have specific responsibility for ensuring compliance with the Human Resources Policy.

Reporting channels are also available for employees to report any cases of potential non-compliance with this Human Resources Policy.  For more information see the sustainability governance page.

Health and Safety Policy
Our Health and Safety Policy sets out how we manage our health and safety performance using OHSAS 18001, which is widely seen as the most rigorous international standard for managing and improving occupational health and safety performance. 
In 2001 we set a target requiring all our manufacturing sites to achieve OHSAS 18001 certification. We met this target in 2003 and all of our manufacturing sites have since maintained their certification. In 2012, eleven of our non-manufacturing sites were also certified, and as a result over 90% of the workforce are now covered under this standard.
These policies are robustly implemented through regularly revised procedures, frequent site audits and continuous improvement action plans, as well as through comprehensive employee training. 
People related objectives
Mid- and long-term people objectives are defined at corporate level. These are then translated into Corporate Annual Targets using the nine criteria of EFQM’s (European Foundation for Quality Management) Business Excellence model. This allows for consistent, yet team specific, people objectives to be set across the business.
Health and Safety objectives are described in a set of ten measurable, time-defined goals known as our Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Decalogue. 
Management responsibilities
Human Resources and Health and Safety governance
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Our people Sustainability strategy priorities
Recruitment, Learning and DevelopmentEmployee EngagementEmployee Safety
ST provides employees with opportunities to experience life-long learning through professional development and career evolution.
ST is committed to increase employees’ engagement, particularly by helping them reach their potential, developing efficient reward and recognition schemes, work place efficiency programs and other key engagement factors. People engagement is a key contributor to the company’s success.
ST is committed to ensuring its employees are protected, so safety has been a key part of our culture for over ten years.
Labor and Human RightsGlobal Diversity and Equal OpportunityEmployee Health and Well-being
ST is committed to respecting workers’ rights and to continuously improving labor conditions across our operations, including our supply chain, in alignment with key international standards.

ST is committed to ensuring equal opportunities and appropriate representation at all levels of the organization.

ST is committed to ensuring the health, and well-being of its employees, including work-life balance, working conditions and access to healthcare.