Age Management Toolkit
Demographic change will widely affect the chemical industry in Europe over the coming years and decades. The project partners, EMCEF, ECEG and FECCIA, expect an increase in the average age of employees in the chemical industry and thus a significant rise in the number of older employees to be one of the effects of demographic trends. This means that active ageing and sustainable age management will in future be necessary and essential within companies in the European chemical industry.
As a result EMCEG, ECEG and FECCIA have developed this toolkit, which is designed to help chemical companies and their employees to evaluate the specific situation within their company by conducting age structure analyses and forecasts and to identify areas for action, particularly in the field of age management. To this end, a wide range of practices and strategies are provided that are intended to help companies and employees to develop measures aimed at achieving comprehensive and sustainable age management in order to counteract the possible negative impact of demographic change.
The toolkit consists of:
1. Demographic QuickCheck
The QuickCheck is an online tool that provides chemical companies with an initial assessment of their current situation in terms of areas that may be affected by demographic change, including age management. The results clearly show areas where there may be need for further action.
The DemographyCompass can be used to assess the age structure and qualifications of employees within the company or to launch a detailed age structure analysis. A curved line illustrates the age structure in the company and a forecast function can also be added.
3. Report on the online age management survey, including a needs analysis
The report evaluates the survey conducted by the project partners on the current state of age management in chemical companies in Europe and pinpoints the areas in which there is a particular need for action.
4. Presentations of solutions and case studies
The presentation of information gathered during the project provides a raft of good and best practices from companies and national social partners for age management in the chemical industry and gives a number of recommendations. These are supplemented and illustrated by case studies that provide snapshots revealing corporate reality and the individual problems and solutions found by SMEs and large enterprises in Germany, Italy, Finland and the Czech Republic.