Bekaert strives to be a loyal and responsible partner in the communities where we are active. We interact with the local governments in a transparent, constructive way. We do not support political institutions and in our communications, we adopt a neutral position with respect to political issues. We are firmly committed to complying with national legislations and collective labor agreements. Bekaert adheres to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the treaties and recommendations of the International Labor Organization.
In October 2018, Bert De Graeve, Chairman of Bekaert, and a select group of business and political leaders met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during the Asia-Europe meeting in Brussels (Belgium).
In 2018, Ideal Alambrec Bekaert launched its new Construction Guide. This guide is developed for construction workers in order to provide them the tools and best practices for safe construction and construction systems.
The launch included a training program in various cities of Ecuador. 300 people were trained and more trainings are scheduled in 2019. The objectives of the trainings are mainly: good practices, correct use of high quality materials and safety