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We aim to offer our 14,900-plus employees attractive and fair working conditions and to operate a sustainable personnel policy. 

Every employee who works for our company has the right to be treated fairly, politely and respectfully. Discrimination or harassment is not acceptable at any of Dürr’s company sites worldwide. In particular, disadvantage suffered on grounds of a person's gender, religious belief, age or disability is not tolerated. Child labor and forced labor are strictly forbidden. Our employees may join legally constituted employees’ representative organizations without fear of disadvantage. Dürr’s activities are also consistent with the Global Compact, in which the United Nations has formulated principles for fair working conditions and responsible business practices.

The production technology market has seen many new trends – from big data and system connectivity through to predictive maintenance. To keep our employees’ level of knowledge up to date, we provide a comprehensive training program. In 2016 the number of training attendances in Germany totaled 10,032. Added to that were over 10,000 online training programs worldwide – mostly in the field of compliance. One of the training formats that reflects Dürr’s international character is our corporate training. Employees from different countries come together and learn about best practices e.g. in project management, sales and leadership.

We conduct worldwide employee surveys to identify potential areas for improvement. In our most recent survey, conducted in fall 2016, we once again achieved a high level of participation of almost 80 %. Compared to the 2013 survey, we saw further improvements in almost all areas with most of our scores above the peer average in Germany. The survey also showed that commitment, team spirit and job satisfaction play a key role at Dürr. In addition, many people are proud to work for the company, but participants did indicate their desire for more feedback and personal development opportunities. We will implement improvements and continue to leverage strengths in cooperation with our employees.

Numerous awards and high rankings reflect our reputation as one of the most attractive employers. These include:

          

  • Kununu Top & Open Company: We have achieved an average score of 3.82 (out of 5) on the Kununu evaluation platform, thus outperforming our industry peers (average 3.11).
  • FOCUS Best Employers: In the employer ranking published by German magazine FOCUS, we came 14th out of a total of 75 mechanical and plant engineering firms rated in Germany.
  • Fair Company: We involve interns in high-quality projects and pay them appropriately. Graduates are not employed as interns, but offered salaried positions.
  • Best companies for families: The German magazine ELTERN (parents) has listed us as one of the most family-friendly companies in the German mechanical and plant engineering
    sector.
  • Success Factor Family: We are committed to a family-friendly personnel policy.
  • Outstanding Trainee Program: This quality seal shows that our Dürr Graduate Program is fair and provides career opportunities.
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