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Protecting health and promoting talent - for a better working world

Whether it’s digitalisation or increasing globalisation: The constant changes in the world of work demand a modern and forward-looking corporate culture. As a fair employer we see ourselves as partners and focus on the wellbeing of every single member of staff.

Health & safety – our measures to promote good health and occupational safety.

When it comes to health and safety, we at PORR go one step further: “Safety First” is merely the foundation on which numerous other measures rest. After all, the mental and physical wellbeing of our PORRians is a prerequisite for our success.

Occupational safety with a long-term goal: Zero accidents.

Already in 2015, the Executive Board and the Works Council signed the PORR Safety Charter, thereby committing to proactive hazard prevention and health promotion. With “Vision Zero”, the frequency of incidents at PORR should be reduced to fewer than ten accidents per million hours worked. This should be achieved through checks, training, and a reporting system for near misses and hazardous situations.

Our agreements and guidelines for occupational safety are laid out in both our Safety Guide and in our Code of Conduct. Every PORRian thereby pledges, from their very first day at work, to uphold our regulations for quality and safety. Focal points explored once a quarter ensure that the importance of occupational safety is uppermost in everyone’s minds. For example, the “Safety Walk” has become established as a useful instrument for preventing accidents – the walk is a safety check conducted by our management when visiting construction sites.

The Group-wide Safety Check Card (last-minute risk analysis) serves as to raise  awareness and strengthening personal responsibility as well as the perception of hazards in the workplace. In future, PORR intends to increasingly digitalise safety inspections and precautionary measures on the construction site.

Workplace health promotion at PORR.

A workplace health promotion system has already been implemented in Austria for the purpose of improving the wellbeing of staff members, preventing sickness at work and contributing to a working environment that sustainably promotes good health; this is being rolled out successively to the other markets. The programme is targeted at both salaried employees and waged workers at PORR and includes:

  • Support for sport and movement: A range of services tailored to site-specific needs – e.g. training rooms and sports courses (PORR headquarters in Vienna), discounted gym memberships (PORR Suisse & PORR Deutschland), seminars on back health
  • Information and coaching: Mental health and conflict resolution, regular talks and workshops on topics like burnout, smoking cessation, therapeutic diet
  • Training and education: Health classes as part of apprenticeship, interactive training on health on the construction site, First Aid courses
  • Group-wide Health Day
  • Group-wide training plans: With alternating focal points to promote good health
Work Health Promotion Strategy
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PORR was once again awarded the seal of quality for workplace health promotion for successful integration in regular operations by the Austrian Network for Workplace Health Promotion and the Healthy Austria Fund.


You can find out more about our goals and measures in our Sustainability Strategy and in the following video:

Working Worlds

We at PORR are building the future of us all. After all, we don't just construct buildings, tunnels, bridges and roads. We also create career opportunities. In doing so, we help shape the lives and careers of many people. That is why we strive to be a top employer and create an attractive working environment. Further information on our Human Resources Policy can be found here.

Further education & training – promoting innovation with passion.

Our employees ensure the long-term success of PORR. We therefore focus on sustainable people development and promote individual strengths and competences.

PORR Academy – a training platform with a comprehensive offer.

The group-wide PORR Academy encompasses all of PORR's training and development offers. The educational opportunities range from leadership training, Excel basics, storytelling and intercultural training to aspects of occupational safety and legal knowledge. Digital solutions such as webinars and e-learning are increasingly available. Language courses, training on generation management, and development opportunities on the topic of "empowerment for women" are also proving very popular. Our aim is to expand the range of trainings offered to meet the needs of the various target groups.

PORR Campus - Learning for the future.

The PORR Campus in Vienna Simmering offers a wide range of training for blue-collar staff, apprentices and white-collar workers. With light-flooded training rooms, a workshop hall, a machine fleet, a modern dormitory and numerous sports and leisure facilities, we were able to create optimal learning conditions. You can see why such a training and further education center is unique in this video:

Recruiting - Recognizing strengths and utilizing them correctly.

As a company, we firmly believe that diversity and inclusion are key to our success. We believe that a work environment, which is characterized by diversity and inclusion, fosters a high level of innovation and creativity. Our goal is therefore to ensure that our values and principles of diversity are reflected in our employer image.

To give potential employees an insight into our culture and way of working, we rely on a variety of HR marketing measures, both online and offline. In doing so, we are also aware of the fact that women are often underrepresented in technology and want to actively help change this.

We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment characterized by respect, openness and tolerance. That's why we welcome applications from all people, regardless of gender, origin, religion or sexual orientation - because we are convinced that the more diverse our team is, the stronger and more successful it will be.

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Promoting diversity - We@PORR

Our approximately 21,000 employees from nearly 91 nations are the foundation of PORR and we value each and every one of them. Our top priority is to create a safe, inclusive and appreciative work environment and to offer flexible solutions for professional fulfilment. To implement this goal within PORR, we have the We@PORR initiative. With communication campaigns, lectures, workshops, and many other initiatives, we create visibility and awareness for these topics and promote the exchange of experiences.

Flexibility - Making individual solutions possible.

To support an individualized lifestyle, the "We@PORR" catalog of measures includes flexible working models, care and family offerings adapted to country-specific contractual and legal circumstances. Some of these include the following and further details can be found in our Social Policy:

  • Home office
  • Sabbaticals
  • PORR baby box
  • Care offers such as PORR care leave, PORR Care+ etc.
  • Family offers such as Kids Week, Adventure Camp, Parent-Child Office etc.

Women@PORR - Focus on women's advancement.

Aiming to raise awareness of issues relevant to women in a long-term and sustainable manner at PORR, we have "Women@PORR". Women@PORR specifically aims to promote women in the workplace. As part of the initiative, men and women work together on topics such as equal pay, community initiatives and much more. Further training courses specific to women are also offered.

By signing the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles (WEP), we are actively committed to empowering women in the company and align ourselves with these guidelines as strongly as possible.

Anti-harassment and anti-discrimination

PORR is committed to ensuring a respectful, friendly and open work environment for all employees, giving them the opportunity and security to pursue their work with passion. Anti-discrimination, transparency, safety and the well-being of all employees are therefore a top priority at PORR. Suspicions and incidents can be reported by anyone via an anti-harassment and anti-discrimination reporting system using anonymized two-way communication:

Further information on the topic of anti-harassment and anti-discrimination at PORR can be found here.