The Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, together with the Spanish Confederation of Employers’ Organisations (CEOE) and the Spanish Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (Stanpa), visited Mixer & Pack to exchange views on how to implement shorter working days through increased flexibility.
The Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, together with CEOE and Stanpa, visited the plant of the Meco-based perfume and cosmetics developer and manufacturer to exchange views on how to implement shorter working days through increased flexibility.
Mixer & Pack (MECO) 12 September
Last Tuesday, the SPCR (Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic) sent a delegation of labour affairs experts to Spain, under the guidance of the CEOE, to see first-hand the latest trends in terms of worktime distribution and reduction, as well as the harmonisation of work and family life.
After visiting ENAGAS as the representative of Spain’s larger companies, the CEOE accompanied the Czech delegation, along with representatives from Stanpa (the Spanish Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association) to Meco to meet with representatives from the perfume and cosmetics manufacturer, to find out how medium-sized enterprises achieve an optimal work-life balance.
The SPCR was represented by a full team of labour affairs experts:
- Mrs Jitka Hejduková, Head of the Delegation, Deputy Director General and Director of the Department of Employment and Legal Affairs of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic.
- Mrs Jitka Hejduková, Deputy Director of the Department of Employment and Legal Affairs of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic.
- Mrs Tereza Hejlová, expert from the Department of Employment and Legal Affairs of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic.
- Mrs Monika Emanuelová, corporate lawyer, expert in labour affairs.
- Mrs Vladimíra Drbalová, International Organisation and EU Affairs, Senior Advisor to the DG, member of EESC (European Economic and Social Committee), Business Europe SAC, European social dialogue and member of the Eurofound Council.
They were accompanied by Sandra Miso Guajardo representing the CEOE, expert in labour affairs and Head of Equality, as well as Clara Pi as representative of the sector and Stanpa’s Director of Communications.
The visit began with a presentation by Stanpa to the Czech delegation of the growth and development of the perfume and cosmetics sector in Spain, as well as the impressive export figures achieved by the industry in Spain in recent years. Then, Agustín Gómez Loeches, Mixer & Pack’s Marketing and Communications Director, presented an in-depth analysis of Mixer’s most commonly used work formulae to ensure its employees enjoy a good work-life balance without negatively affecting productivity. These formulae are primarily based on offering flexible working models adapted to each individual employee, whilst at the same time ensuring productivity, a capacity to adapt to changing market needs, employment stability and potential job creation.
On behalf of the delegation and after expressing her appreciation for the “fresh and dynamic visit”, Vladimíra Drbalová, member of the International Organisation and EU Affairs, member of EESC (European Economic and Social Committee), Business Europe SAC, European social dialogue and member of the Eurofound Council, pointed out that “there are many companies that have good corporate social responsibility (CSR) and work-life balance (WLB) policies, but Mixer is an exceptional example thanks to the enthusiasm of its team and the company’s values and DNA”.
“Along with motivation, innovation, flexibility and profitability, an ethical approach to the environment and our employees is one of Mixer’s five core values. That is why one of Mixer’s primary aims is to show that we are voluntarily moving in this direction”, stressed Agustín Gómez in his closing speech.