In addition to environmental protection, social sustainability is an important basis in all different fields. Our responsibility to our employees, who show great dedication to the production of our chocolates, is an important issue. We support regional and international projects as part of the Public Welfare Program to strengthen social and cultural initiatives also in the future.
An important concern for us is the promotion of diversity in the company. We want to give an example of equal opportunities by signing the Diversity Charter. But we need to more than signing a Carta. Currently, we already employ people from around 30 different nations to promote cultural diversity. We offer people from different backgrounds with difficulties to establish themselves in the labor market, the opportunity to develop professionally. For example, we cooperate with social institutions in the district of Herford, such as youth welfare Schweicheln or association Nadeschda, that helps women to escape human trafficking and forced prostitution.
Our annual fluctuation rate of only 1% demonstrates the success of the empowerment measures of our employees, which we maintain through preventive measures and a wide range of health services in various areas.
We have the sincere wish to support regional associations, projects or events in the form of chocolate products or donations in the district of Herford. Our company supports for example youth sports or cultural activities such as "Hits and Kids Musical" from Musikkontor Herford e.V..
The internationality of our raw materials and the responsibility of the associated social and environmental impact on a global scale is also in our hands. In addition to the continuous improvement of supply chains (e.g. development of human rights due dliligence) we are supporting projects with our trading partners in the raw material producing countries Dominican Republic, Ghana and Malawi.