The "Expert career path" is a new career development path for Amadeus employees in Sophia Antipolis (Software Development areas) who have demonstrated leadership in a given area of expertise. After "Professional Path" & "Management Path", the "Expert Path" recognises an expertise in a very precise area, identified through our strategic and operational needs. It is an opportunity for staff with a very specialised area of expertise to make the most of their knowledge and use it as part of their career progression. It is also an opportunity for us to optimise our competitiveness and promote a favourable environment for innovation.
Based on our programme, an expert is a person who has extensive experience and knowhow in a specific field, and who is motivated to share this knowledge with colleagues, customers and industry leaders.
An expert acts as a consultant, taking part in debates on strategic topics, and contributing to projects, but also playing a key role in sharing and transmitting information in their area, both throughout the company and externally.
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 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 2012, there were 83 accidents, of which 50 took place whilst employees were travelling to or from work, and we saw an improvement in all relevant metrics, as can be seen in the table below:
The purpose of our Health and Safety Policy is to ensure that all Amadeus companies fulfil local requirements regarding health and safety.