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. 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 Herford district, such as Jugendhilfe Schweicheln or Verein Nadezhda, to allow women to escape traffic and forced prostitution.
Our annual turnover rate of only 1% demonstrates the success of the empowerment measures of our employees, which we wish to 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 promotes for example the College of Sacred Music in Herford and the Musikkontor Herford e.V., a renowned jazz club.
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 and conditions in developing regions, we promote additional projects such as the construction of schools in producing countries such as Ghana or Haiti.