Treating people fairly

Empowering our communities and fostering a diverse & inclusive culture

We recognize the importance of building a company culture in which our broad and diverse internal communities can thrive. We believe that by breaking down barriers and creating an inclusive environment, we can harness the power of our differences and achieve our collective goals.

We believe in and stand by the fundamental human rights. Our Human and Labor Rights Policy defines how we treat the people and communities we work with and serve.​ 

Our social ambitions and targets as part of the ESG Framework 2025 are focused on three areas:  

  • Health, safety and worker protection,  
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion (DE&I) and wellbeing, and 
  • Community, social impact & labor rights. 

By investing in our employees, communities, and stakeholders, we are laying the foundation for a better future for all. 

Health, safety and worker protection

Health, safety and worker protection is fundamental to our business, and prevention of accidents is therefore paramount. Group-wide operational health and safety protocols set the relevant infrastructure and behavioral norms. The company encourages all colleagues to actively maintain and improve the culture of safety wherever they operate. To promote awareness and prevent accidents and injuries, continuous training on health and safety is provided to all employees. 


One of gategroup's clear ESG goals is to have an accountable, zero-incident culture. As accidents with personal injuries do occur, as a first step, the company is committed to assessing the root causes of personal incidents and creating a roadmap for improvement by 2025.  

Diversity, equality, inclusion (DE&I) & wellbeing

Implementing a strong DE&I & wellbeing program is key to creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace where all employees feel valued and respected. 


Various activities in this field have been in place at our units across the globe. As part of the ESG Framework 2025, gategroup is giving strategic focus to DE&I.  

Community, social impact & labor rights

We would like to create a positive social impact in the communities where our company operates. We believe that by giving back and supporting local initiatives, our organization can make a difference in the lives of those around us and contribute to a more equitable society.

As a culinary company, we have always felt a calling during times of humanitarian crisis to provide sustenance to people in need. In 2022, the company joined efforts coordinated by the Swiss NGO Cuisine sans frontières to provide meals to Ukrainian refugees who sought safety in Romania. The company is proud to have been among the first responders to this crisis. 


Our ambition to create a group-wide community engagement strategy to foster social impact in the Group's locations displays our dedication to continue our contribution and support to these communities.