Hagedorn has long been aware of its responsibility for its employees, the environment and the community and has now been recognized with the CSR Award OWL 2020 by the Initiative für Beschäftigung OWL e.V. and GILDE Wirtschaftsförderung Detmold.
For companies from East Westphalia-Lippe, the Initiative für Beschäftigung OWL e.V. (Employment Initiative OWL) and GILDE Wirtschaftsförderung Detmold (Detmold Business Development Agency) have established a strong brand for responsible corporate management with the CSR Award OWL. The CSR Award honors special commitment in the fields of employees, the environment, the market and the common good, and thus focuses on the exchange and recognition of best practice examples. Hagedorn wins the award in the category for companies with over 250 employees.
But the environment and the community, as well as the development of innovations, also play an important role in the CSR strategy of Hagedorn. The jury was particularly impressed by the company's own “MIThelfen” initiative, in which Hagedorn employees implement social projects with a hands-on approach and support organizations that have reached their limits with their own resources.
By revitalizing so-called brownfield sites, the company counteracts the lack of sites with its unique process chain. The company also develops sustainability innovations, such as the “Brownfield 24” and “Schüttflix” start-ups belonging to the company Group. With the Hagedorn Academy, the company is counteracting the shortage of skilled workers and setting standards in the industry for employee development.
All CSR measures are anchored in Hagedorn’s corporate culture: Fair – Honest – Committed. With these practiced values, Hagedorn manages to make 580 employees feel valued, respected and acknowledged. “Overall, this is an outstanding CSR commitment for us as a jury! We see the Hagedorn Group as a role model for the industry in the OWL region,” said the jury. The patron of the event was Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
“If I could sum it up in just one sentence, I would say that Hagedorn incorporates the spirit of CSR! As a member of the jury you don't experience that every day, but just from reading the application, which is just a digital file, we became emotional. This is due to the fact that CSR is really practiced at the Hagedorn Group in a way that is also noticeable to outsiders”, said juror Prof. Dr. Natalie Bartholomäus, from the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, on behalf of the jury of the CSR Award OWL 2020.
The CSR measures at Hagedorn touch many areas of everyday work. In this way, the Group makes the working environment of its employees as pleasant as possible. The company's health management is outstanding. Starting with an in-house physiotherapist, subsidized gym memberships and yoga courses, through to private supplementary health insurance paid for by the company, nothing is left to be desired.