Sustainability plays a major role in the catering for our employees. With Essenszeit, the company operating our cafeteria, we have a partner on board who attaches great importance to regional procurement and offers seasonal cuisine. Accordingly, the suppliers of Essenszeit also include direct marketers from the region.

As far back as 2018, we launched an in-house health program called "fair balance" for our employees. From courses such as yoga and Pilates to workshops on the topics of stress management or nutrition to preventive examinations such as skin cancer screening or screen work precautions, we offer all interested employees a wide range of options.

In cooperation with Turn-Klubb zu Hannover (TKH), we have been offering regular running training since 2018 and support our employees' participation in running events such as the Hannover Marathon or the B2Run. Digital sports offerings round off the TKH program. Our employees thus benefit from more than 20 hours of sport per week in the areas of fitness, health sports, yoga and Pilates.

Not only development and health play a major role. We also aim to foster social commitment. For example, all interested employees are given a day off every year to get involved in a volunteer day.

Since 2018, our employees have been supporting the wish tree campaign run by Aktion Sonnenstrahl e.V. – a non-profit association in Hannover. Every year at Christmas time, the tree, which was specially made by our carpenters, is decorated with colorful slips of paper with small heartfelt wishes from children and young people from socially disadvantaged families, which our employees are happy to fulfil.

And, of course, we also participate every year in the “Future Day" for students in grades 5 to 10 to give them an insight behind the scenes and into different professions.

To ensure that our employees can travel to work without facing traffic jams and in a sustainable manner, we have been offering them the üstra job ticket for several years now. This discounted season ticket for local transport in Hannover has been well received by our employees and is now widely used.