Responsibility toward employees

MTU’s employees are its most valuable resource. Its well-trained, highly qualified and exceptionally motivated employees deliver superior performance and are at the heart of the company’s success.

MTU is actively committed to equality of opportunity and equal treatment of all employees and takes a clear stand against discrimination in the workplace. We have laid down these principles in our globally applicable Code of Conduct. We want to assign employees to positions in accordance with their skills, abilities and performance. Everyone has the same opportunities regardless of their gender, ethnic origin, age, religion, disability or sexual orientation. 

Our Goals 2025+

Ensure compliance with human rights at our own sites
Human rights continue to be fully respected at all of our own sites

Provide active and targeted employee development at at all hierarchical levels
Employees find a framework in which they can develop and contribute in a meaningful way.

Promote ongoing diversity & equality of opportunity for the workforce
Diversity and equality of opportunity are perceived as added value and promoted.

Enable a work-life balance for all employees
It is possible for all employees to achieve a work-life balance.

Ensure a high level of health and safety in the workplace
Accident figures are well below the industry average, awareness-raising measures are in place, and the TOP principle is applied.

Promote mutual employer/employee dialogue
The dialogue between employees and employers is open and constructive.

Continuously increase internal and external employer attractiveness
The working environment (rooms, tools, job security, ergonomics) and conditions (remuneration, social benefits, working time flexibility, participation, personal responsibility) are oriented to the needs of the employees and are attractive.

Trust-based leadership
Leadership is valued for its confident handling of new forms of collaboration and employee diversity.

Ensure a high level of employee satisfaction
Employees are highly committed due to their high level of satisfaction.

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Values and guidelines

Sustainable management must be guided by ethical principles which are binding upon all employees, managers and executive board members and which are firmly anchored in a company’s organization. MTU attaches special importance to the protection of human rights, compliance with labor laws, fair working conditions and high health and occupational safety standards for its employees, the prevention of corrupt practices and employee qualification.

To make sure these principles are observed throughout the company MTU has adopted a Code of Conduct which must be complied with by all employees. Likewise, the company has introduced a Code of Conduct for suppliers to establish similar standards for the relationships with business partners.


Attractiveness as an employer

In return, MTU offers its 10,000 or so employees worldwide above-average benefits, which has placed it among Germany’s, Poland´s and British Columbia´s Top Employers. In the major rankings, MTU has for quite some time held a leading position, thanks to its many offerings, as, for instance, part-time work schemes with only short core-hour periods during which attendance is mandatory, opportunities for working at home, and a sabbatical leave program of its own. Moreover, MTU gives its employees above-average compensation.

More detailed information about the compensation and benefits MTU provides to its employees

Occupational health and safety

For MTU, occupational health and safety is a matter of utmost importance. All objectives, measures, roles and responsibilities are defined in a management system, in much the same way as they are for environmental protection. A dedicated team of specialists carry out regular inspections to make sure that workplaces are safe and that the specified high safety standards are being adhered to. Awareness campaigns are organized on a regular basis to prevent accidents and avoid the risk of employees developing health problems at work. Internal and external audits are conducted at regular intervals to verify compliance with occupational health and safety standards and identify areas in need of improvement. In addition, MTU has put a comprehensive health management system in place that is integrated into all of the company’s processes.

Occupational health and safety in the sustainability report 2020

Benefits at MTU

MTU Aero Engine's occupational safety policy


Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic presents us all with unexpected challenges, affecting the way people and companies all over the world live and work. In times like these, we bear responsibility as a company for the protection and health of our employees, but we also want to show our solidarity with society and do what we can to help.

We have put extensive measures in place across all sites to protect our employees’ health during the coronavirus pandemic. These technical and organizational measures apply both to the actual workstations and to daily workflow processes. We want to offer our employees the best possible protection against the coronavirus and minimize the risk of infection as far as possible. The aim is to prevent infection in day-to-day working life. To this end, we have drawn up guidelines that are binding for all employees. We increasingly rely on mobile working, virtual conferences and alternating presence in the office to limit the number of employees present at one time and reduce the risk of infection. Hygiene measures such as increased cleaning of contact surfaces or the distribution of disinfectant on the premises are intended to help prevent the spread of the virus. We have issued distancing and hygiene regulations that must be strictly adhered to during any unavoidable meetings of small groups requiring physical attendance as well as in communal areas and canteens. The wearing of protective masks is mandatory wherever a minimum distance of two meters cannot be maintained, for example in production. MTU provides masks for this purpose. If necessary, we take workplace-related measures or individual measures to protect employees who belong to risk groups.

MTU is continuing to closely monitor the highly dynamic situation surrounding the coronavirus and is taking the necessary operational and financial precautions in good time to minimize any negative economic impact on the company.

More informations about the coronavirus pandamic

Employee training and development

To ensure a reliable future supply of highly qualified, specialized employees, MTU relies on internal resources, including its own state-of-the-art training facilities, international internships and direct contact to talented students at universities, especially in engineering programs. The company fosters ties with universities, technical colleges, professional associations, and institutions such as the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI). The aim is to share know-how and spark graduates’ and the relevant experts’ interest in the company.

More about employee training and development

Work-life balance

MTU aims to provide its employees with a work environment that allows them to strike a healthy work-life balance. This is made possible through a variety of work-schedule models, flexible working hours and tele-commuting. The TurBienchen daycare center at the Munich site, run as a non-profit association by a parents’ initiative, plays an important role. The center looks after children aged between six months and six years during working hours on weekdays. At its Munich headquarters, the company also has a family advice service that helps MTU staff find solutions to their needs with respect to child-minding and caring for sick, elderly or handicapped relatives, including an independent agency service for home assistance.

Our commitment to diversity

Reiner Winkler, CEO MTU Aero Engines:  "Our company is committed to diversity & equality of opportunity. Aviation is an international industry that connects cultures and people. We firmly believe that a diverse workforce bolsters our innovative capabilities and collaborative culture, which in turn ensures our competitiveness. We take a clear stand against discrimination in the workplace. Equal opportunities regardless of gender, ethnic origin, age, religion, disability or sexual orientation are the foundation for a respectful corporate culture, which we strengthen and develop through a variety of specific measures."

We firmly believe that a diverse workforce is the cornerstone of the company’s future success. A diverse workforce bolsters our innovative capabilities, promotes collaboration and thereby strengthens our competitiveness. Diversity helps shape our international and cooperative corporate culture for the better.

We attach equal importance to the diversity attributes of gender, ethnic origin, age, religion, disability and sexual orientation. Fair employment and promotion prospects for people of different cultures, genders, physical abilities or age groups are a core component of our respectful corporate culture, which we strengthen and actively develop through a variety of specific measures.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact our Diversity Manager directly:

Contact to MTU's Diversity Manager

Signing the Charter of Diversity is another expression of our commitment.

Charter of Diversity

Employee development

Our success depends on the skills and expertise of our workforce. That’s why we believe our employees should be given every opportunity to give their best. In this time of social change and in the current crisis, we want to remain innovative and sustainable, to continue promoting life-long learning and to actively support our managers as they lead MTU through the pandemic and to a successful future.

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