Yes, we really do. Our aim is also to create sustainable values in society. This is why we are completely committed—heart and soul—to working for our colleagues, the people in our partner factories as well as for children and young people in our region and around the world.
WELCOME TO THE HAKRO FAMILY
Despite the fact that we now employ more than 150 colleagues, we remain a family company in the truest sense of the term. We know each other, we help each other, we like each other. Many colleagues have worked for us for their entire working lives and their children often come to work for us too.
EMPLOYEE SUPPORT IS A TOP PRIORITY
A good working environment is our top priority, from handwritten birthday cards to the wide range of joint activities. The company pension scheme, a wide range of training opportunities and flexible working hours are just as much a part of this as regular contributions to the success of the company.
MORE THAN JUST A JOB
Work together, start projects together, celebrate together. For us, this is simply a part of the process, as are our regular sustainability days, the HAKRO city run and a healthy little treat from Schrozberg's organic dairy business which turns every Friday into "Joyday" at HAKRO.
BEING A GOOD NEIGHBOUR IS UNIVERSAL.
HARRY KROLL FOUNDATION
With the Harry Kroll Foundation we support projects for children and young people in Germany and abroad. Many retailers and customers contribute to the success of the foundation with their regular involvement. These projects are also close to the hearts of our colleagues—they provide support with financial donations collected during fundraising campaigns and activities.
COOPERATION WITH SCHOOLS COOPERATIONS FOR EDUCATION AND INCLUSION
In our company, we take a personal interest in the topics of education and inclusion. This has led us to sign cooperation agreements with local schools and with establishments for people with motor and physical disabilities. Through our school projects and the opportunities we offer for sampling working life in a number of our divisions, we support school students as they prepare for their future careers. We offer work placements and jobs to young people with physical disabilities that help them to discover and develop their own particular skills and participate more independently in day-to-day life by being integrated into our team. This is a win-win situation for everyone, as diversity broadens the horizons and enriches the experience of all those involved.
OUR PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND THEIR EMPLOYEES
DOING MORE FOR OUR PARTNERS
Fair and secure working conditions are one thing, however, we also want to show our colleagues in our partner factories how much we value them by providing support through additional projects.
1% OF SALES EACH YEAR
We wanted to do more. So, together with our partner factory in Bangladesh, we started FriendShare in 2016. The idea is simple: we pay 1% of the value of the textiles ordered from the factory into the FriendShare fund. Once a year the money collected is invested in a range of projects benefiting the entire workforce.