Responsibility for our employees
Our industry faces many challenges, whether from internationalization, changing market conditions or a variable economic climate. BENTELER is meeting these challenges successfully – with the commitment of our 30,000-strong workforce. As a family of driven professionals, they are the guarantors of our company’s success.
It is important for us that our employees identify with our corporate values. They can then make a significant contribution to the corporate success of the BENTELER Group. Cooperation based on appreciation and trust is firmly rooted in our corporate culture and reflected in our Corporate Philosophy and Code of Conduct.
Only a satisfied and motivated employee will perform to his or her best. Only an employee who is challenged and supported will excel. And only one who is allowed to continue developing will stay loyal. At BENTELER we see it as our responsibility to provide jobs that offer prospects and opportunities for professional development. We therefore devote a lot of time to personnel selection and provide targeted support for our employees.
A healthy work environment is of paramount importance at BENTELER. We see occupational Health & Safety as more than just an obligation. We therefore provide a wide range of screening programs for our employees around the world. We also invest in initiatives aimed at ergonomic workplace improvements.
DUAL STUDIES: COMBINING THEORY & PRACTICE FOR SUCCESS
Since 2001 the joint program offered by BENTELER and the University of Paderborn has combined dual training with Master’s studies. 150 graduates have already successfully completed the program. The proportion of women is higher than in pure technical courses. The retention rate in the company is 90%.
Future-proof, sustainable training at the new BENTELER training center in Dinslaken: forward-looking themes such as Industry 4.0 and digitization are a permanent feature of the learning program. Waste heat from the production furnace is also used to supply all the heating and hot water to the building.
EXOSKELETON: BACK PROTECTION AT WORK
Day-to-day production entails movements that cause physical strain. We therefore use innovative technologies and since February 2018 we have been testing the exoskeleton, a support structure that relieves the strain on our employees in highly dynamic work processes. That enables us to prevent back and wrist pain and promote the health of our workforce.