The WAREMA Group places a special value on people. Our employees are what make us strong. That's why we treat each other with respect and appreciation. Our distinct customer focus and the growth of our company are only made possible by this basis.
Our employees benefit from our long-lasting personnel strategy: WAREMA is a fair, reliable employer and in particular stands for secure jobs. That means the closeness works in both directions. Year after year, we celebrate many milestone anniversaries with long-standing employees.
Continuous personnel development and an atmosphere that encourages learning are important to us. Working at WAREMA also always means acquiring and expanding knowledge, as well as passing it on. That begins on the first day and of course carries on to the end of the induction phase: internal and external further training programmes are available to all employees. This also makes it possible for us to meet our demand for skilled employees and management using mostly our internal resources.
Many people leading a professional life want and need to care for relatives “on the side” – whether that be children or even elderly family members in need. Reconciling both of those is often a real challenge. We want to support our employees with this as best as we can, as being family-friendly is a vital part of our corporate culture. It is a firmly established principle in the staff and manager guidelines and it is actively required and promoted by corporate management.
People in Germany are on average getting older and older, and are retiring later and later. If they stay healthy and fit in spite of that, everyone benefits. That's why we place great importance on health-promoting measures – from the ergonomic and smoke-free workplace to courses that teach healthy eating, exercise and dealing with stress.
For us, keeping people in mind means to treat our natural living conditions as gently as possible. Here we want to make a contribution to the environment both with our products and in their production: on the one hand with intelligent sun shading solutions that noticeably improve the energy efficiency of office and residential buildings, and on the other hand with consistent environmental management.
Our sun shading products help to save energy, and as a result contribute to climate protection. That is demonstrated by the “Product Carbon Footprint”, which the Würzburg-Schweinfurt University of Applied Sciences determined for our external venetian blind: The detailed CO2balance shows a saving of 8.5 tonnes in greenhouse gases over the life cycle of the external venetian blind. That is in contrast to just 150 kilograms of carbon dioxide that accumulate through production, use and disposal.
Our declared goal is production that is free from waste. Scrap optimisation for fabrics and sheet metals as well as powder recycling during the coating process contribute to this. We use energy-saving circulation pumps and heat our factory halls with the exhaust heat of the production processes. In addition, wherever possible we rely on work without paper and endeavour to avoid waste, sort waste and also if possible to recycle waste.
We make a point of bringing our products to our customers ourselves. For this we use our own fleet of modern, low-emissions trucks with the WAREMA Cargo System (WLS - WAREMA Laderaum System). We use sophisticated route planning to avoid unloaded mileage. In addition, we regularly train our drivers in how to save fuel while driving.
Sustainable production can be surprisingly innovative. Proof of that is the close cooperation of WAREMA and BRICHBAG. It sees scraps of fabric left over from cutting awning fabrics turned into attractive bags and rucksacks.
Each BRICHBAG bought also pays for a rucksack for a homeless person, filled with all sorts of useful things for living rough on the streets. And so sustainability meets with social outreach. It doesn't get better than this.
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The WAREMA Group is a family-owned company with values – taking shared responsibility for the concerns of society as well has always been one of them. We are involved in projects that sustainably support people in need in the area surrounding our factories and locations; what's more, the Hans-Wilhelm Renkhoff Foundation promotes practical research, development and higher education.
One example of our community engagement is the children's and young adults' charity Lebenshilfe Marktheidenfeld e.V. We support its work not just financially, but by helping to build a bridge between disabled children and teenagers and the working world.
As a result, pupils at the career stage at Lebenshilfe come to our training centre every year. They work with our apprentices on a project for several weeks and from that they gain diverse glimpses of the activities and processes of an industrial company. Conversely young WAREMA managers sit in on meetings of the counselling service. They help out in the groups, experience a completely different daily routine and develop an understanding and sensitivity towards special situations.