Hellmann receives Otto Heinemann Award for the compatibility of work and care

Hellmann has been awarded the Otto Heinemann Prize for the Compatibility of Work and Care at the 8th Berlin Care Conference. The award, which is given by the Head of the German Economic Ministry Peter Altmaier, recognizes companies with innovative concepts for supporting employees who care for relatives in need of care in addition to their professional activities.

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Christa Stienen, Chief People Officer, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.

Hellmann, a family-owned company founded 150 years ago, convinced the award’s panel judges with its concept, which is as much focused on prevention as it is proactive:  At Hellmann, the compatibility of family and career has always been firmly anchored in its corporate philosophy and is a central component of its HR strategy.  Particularly in light of demographic developments, the company has developed a wide range of support systems for its employees in recent years. These extend to not only caring for senior citizens, but also for children with disabilities. In addition to flexible working hours and far-reaching telecommuting arrangements, Hellmann Germany grants additional vacation days for the care of relatives and offers numerous counseling services as well as emergency care specifically for impaired children.

"We are delighted to have been awarded the Otto Heinemann Prize and to have our commitment recognized. All colleagues who care for relatives alongside their professional activities are true role models, and it is therefore important to us as an employer to create the best possible conditions for this. As the majority of people in need of care are cared for by working family members, we at Hellmann feel it is our obligation to share this great social responsibility as a company and employer," says Christa Stienen, Chief People Officer, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.

(Title Image © Berliner Pflegekonferenz/Stefan Wieland)

Christiane Brüning

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