We believe that periodically assessing and evolving our corporate culture is key to our success as we adapt to an increasingly turbulent external environment. To secure engagement from our people we must be as clear as possible about how we do things in Amadeus (culture), what we stand for (values) and what we expect of each other (behaviours).
To make sure we evolved our values in a meaningful way, we developed a prototype for discussion. Based on this prototype, we held focus groups around values, behaviours and purpose.
Multiculturalism, respect and openness are at the heart of our identity. With employees from 123 countries speaking over 58 languages, our staff enrich the company with their different experiences and backgrounds. We have over 80 nationalities represented in our central sites in Spain, France and Germany. In our headquarters based in Madrid, Spain, over 40% of our employees are non-Spanish nationals.
We explicitly outline a multicultural approach as the first of the primary core competencies required of our employees.