At Amadeus we offer competitive benefits to our employees that are specific to market needs and comply with local legislation.
We seek to incentivise our employees through variable remuneration schemes linked to individual and company performance. We believe this comprehensive approach to reward reinforces our strong corporate culture and helps us maintain our sector leadership.
A competitive remuneration package is key to attract and retain the best talent, therefore Amadeus provides comprehensive benefits packages (aligned with the social security legislation, tax legislation and market practice in each location). The majority of our permanent employees are entitled to a defined contribution retirement plan, life and disability insurance, a medical plan and comprehensive travel insurance for business trips, plus all business travellers and employees on international assignments are covered by an emergency medical and security cover.
With relation to health and safety, our Company has a low injury and accident rate as a result of its activities taking place in an office environment. Nonetheless, we have proactively developed initiatives to improve employee health and well-being at work and considered the Company's "duty of care", which form part of our focus on employee welfare and satisfaction. In 2011, there were 80 accidents, of which 37 took place whilst employees were travelling to or from work.
The purpose of our Health and Safety Policy is to ensure that all Amadeus companies fulfil local requirements regarding health and safety.