Taking responsibility for what we do, and for the people who work for us, is especially important to us as a family-owned business. Our employees are the foundation of our success and our corporate culture. We want to offer them a working environment in which they feel valued, supported and fairly treated.
We also take a long-term view when it comes to our employees. And so, on the one hand, our HR work includes the careful selection of suitable candidates and the continuous development and training of our employees and managers. On the other hand, the wellbeing of our employees and contractors is a top priority. Given our company’s strong growth in recent years, forward-looking, active human resources (HR) work plays an important role.
Detailed indicators are published in our annual Sustainability Report.
Compliance with the standards of the International Labor Organization (ILO) is laid down in our binding Code of Conduct. Furthermore, we determine here that salaries shall be regulated based solely on qualifications, performance, and other work-related factors such as responsibility, skill, and experience. Factors such as gender, age, race, religion, marital status, or disability have no influence on salaries. In addition to the competitive base salary, we voluntarily offer comprehensive supplementary benefits, and in most countries in which we operate, we offer a voluntary, additional employer-financed company pension.
Moreover, we abide by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations (UN) protocols, protecting human rights within our sphere of influence.
We see diversity as a key to success, both in our lines of business and among our employees. We aim to further increase diversity within our company by employing both male and female employees from many different cultures.
All employees can anonymously report cases of discrimination, harassment or other violations of the Code of Conduct to the central Code of Conduct Team at any time.
As part of our commitment to offer employees support in different life situations, our holding company Marquard & Bahls has contracted the services of an external Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This program support – from advisory service to therapy – has been provided to employees and their family members in Germany on a wide range of issues – from work-related and emotional problems to practical and legal issues. All matters are treated with strict adherence to privacy protection regulations. This service is completely free of charge for our employees and their family members, and is available day and night.