In the workplace
Heinz People & Principles
Heinz has a legacy of providing fair treatment, competitive wages, equal opportunity and safe working conditions for all Heinz employees worldwide. Just as these individuals are dedicated to making only the best Heinz products for consumers worldwide, Heinz is committed to the health and safety of our employees.
It is Heinz’s policy to afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants. We are also committed to employment equity and to recruiting and retaining a diverse group of qualified and dedicated employees. In addition, every Heinz location is expected to adhere to Company policies prohibiting discrimination, including harassment, and an accompanying set of policies that establish procedures for reporting and investigating complaints, prohibiting retaliation and providing for appropriate disciplinary action for violations.
H.J. Heinz Company trains employees in workplace practices and informs them about our policies and principles. Our Global Code of Conduct communicates our expectations about legal and ethical behavior on the job, and our Global Operating Principles. These Principles convey our Company’s commitment to creating a workforce that fosters respect. These beliefs and practices prohibit knowingly hiring underage workers, using forced or involuntary prison labor, and sexual harassment or abuse of employees. Our Global Operating Principles also recognize and respect the rights of labor unions, as well as each employee’s right to associate with any legally sanctioned operation.
Heinz believes that occupational health and safety is the most important element of good operational performance from the factory floor to our global offices. Our Company has placed an emphasis on workplace safety and continuous improvement in this crucial area because people are Heinz’s greatest resource.
The people of Heinz are the foundation of our success so our enduring commitment to health and wellness extends to our employees around the world.
Heinz strives to maintain a good working relationship with labor unions across each of our business units. The Company has a history of negotiating fair and competitive contracts that provide family-sustaining jobs and wages.
Heinz is committed to supporting the professional growth of our employees. Our training and development efforts focus on helping employees develop the skills, competencies and behaviors that are expected at Heinz.
Heinz has maintained a strong commitment to being a diverse and inclusive organization, retaining superior talent and leveraging diversity to drive the Company’s business results, image and employee satisfaction.