Getting better together.
A company is only ever as good as its employees. Which is why we support our employees with advanced training, professional training courses and language courses. 23% of our workforce started out as apprentices in the company and have stayed with us ever since. On average, employees at our company headquarters in Emmerich stay with us for more than 16 years. We’re proud of this fact. And since we still haven’t quite reached a state of perfection, we encourage everyone to submit their suggestions for improvements.
In 2015, we created an ‘Idea Garden’ for this very purpose. More than 400 ideas have since been submitted, and for every idea, we’ve planted a tree or helped to preserve a natural habitat. Together with our partners, we’ve already helped to protect more than 2,000 m2 of orchards in Swabia and more than 1,800 m2 of beech forests.
Family – that’s all of us.
As a major employer, we take our social responsibility seriously. So every year, we and our team support various projects. For example, we help out at the ‘RhineCleanUp’, go and donate blood together or get involved in integration projects. Which not only boosts the team spirit here at Katjes, but also serves a good purpose in society. And we also make sure our apprentices feel like part of the team from day one. As sustainability ambassadors, they are personally responsible for projects of their own. Recently, for example, they used upcycling materials to build raised beds for a kindergarten and a primary school.