Impact of the recession on age management policies - Case study: Borealis Agrolinz Melamine GmbH, Austria

While age management at the Borealis Group has always made use of generous regulations for early retirement – particularly at BAM and its predecessor AMI – there has also been a movement to maintain older workers in the workplace by creating sustainable work processes and adapting work practices to take into account employees’ needs. For this purpose, AMI, the predecessor of BAM, introduced a ‘productive ageing programme’ in 1997. This programme reviewed working conditions for older and younger shift workers, provided health training, and helped to adapt the environment ergonomically.

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