Employee and community relations
The European automotive industry provides work, training and careers to around 5.6% of the total employed EU population.
The European automotive industry provides work, training and careers to 12.1 million people – around 5.6% of the total employed EU population.
The industry is a responsible employer – committed to providing its workers with a healthy and safe working environment.
Due to demographic changes, employee diversity is a goal for automobile manufacturers, with many running age- and gender-related projects to attract and provide appropriate conditions for a diverse workforce.
Finally, the industry as a whole invests heavily in skills development, ensuring that its employees are highly trained throughout their careers.
The local community
The industry develops strong relations with local stakeholders where it is present, such as civil society groups, schools and NGOs. Community involvement takes many forms, such as employee volunteering, corporate philanthropy, cultural and sports activities, road safety education, and driver training.