Acuity Brands Increases Benefits for Associates, Launches Flexible Work Model as Communities Reopen
"At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, our focus was on keeping our associates safe, keeping our business stable and using our experience to emerge from the pandemic even better than we started. Acuity Anywhere reflects the best of what we learned during the pandemic," said
Guided by its continuing commitment to serve its customers and care for associates, Acuity leadership carefully considered several factors when creating Acuity Anywhere:
- Delivering on customer expectations - leveraging technology and improving how we work to meet their future needs
- Putting the focus on results and outcomes
- Improving productivity and facilitating innovation
- Enhancing the work/life experience of Acuity's associates
- Using our buildings more effectively and saving energy
- Increasing Acuity’s ability to hire top talent from new locations
- Reducing C02 and energy consumption by reducing commuting and unnecessary travel
About Acuity Anywhere
Remote-eligible associates have greater flexibility in where they choose to live and do not necessarily need to be close to an Acuity facility or office. Associates classified as Flexible split time between their local office and home, based on job requirements. Remote and Flexible associates in certain countries may also be provided with monthly stipends to purchase the items they need to do their best work.
Additionally, the new work model provides for more time away from work for all associates. The updated time away from work policies include increased vacation time, paid holidays, parental leave for mothers and fathers, time off to receive COVID-19 vaccinations and time off to vote. Acuity Brands also increased certain leave and health-related benefits for its manufacturing and distribution associates who are primarily
“We believe this new way of working is transformative for those whose job does not require them to be onsite every day. Acuity Anywhere offers flexibility for our associates; facilitates our access to the best talent; allows us to keep pace with customer needs and supports our EarthLIGHT sustainability and social initiatives,” said
Acuity Brands will continually review the hybrid-work model to plan for evolving customer and associate needs.
About Acuity Brands
Through the Acuity Business System, Acuity Brands achieves customer-focused efficiencies that allow the Company to increase market share and deliver superior returns. The Company looks to aggressively deploy capital to grow the business and to enter attractive new verticals.
Acuity Brands is based in Atlanta, Georgia, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. The Company is powered by approximately 11,000 dedicated and talented associates. Visit us at www.acuitybrands.com.
Source: Acuity Brands, Inc.