Relationships are our capital. We nurture them.

Relationships are our capital. We nurture them. At RÜTGERS, we don’t just see business relationships as two companies working together; we see the people behind them. Because we know that those personal factors are key in responding to individual needs, and ultimately in joining forces even more efficiently.

We keep this principle alive in our dealings with customers and employees alike. At all our locations, RÜTGERS is a major area employer with longstanding traditions. And we take this role very seriously. One way we do this is by investing in young talent, with 80 apprentices—30 of them shared with other companies—at our original headquarters in Castrop-Rauxel alone.

Social partnerships

Our founder, Julius Rütgers, made a name for himself as chairman of the German employers’ liability insurance association for the chemicals industry and as a member of the “Reichsversicherungsamt” (the former German social insurance office). Carrying on this tradition, we still to this day foster socially equitable and considerate relationships with our workforce. That is the reason we have been fostering strong partnerships for years with our collective bargaining partners: the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union and employee representatives.

Taking responsibility: The RÜTGERS Foundation

As a chemicals company, we naturally see young scientific talent as a prime resource. That’s why we established the RÜTGERS Foundation in 1999, with capital originating from a former employee relief fund. The RÜTGERS Foundation uses the revenue on the endowment capital to support scientific endeavors such as research, working groups or project days at all types of schools and for all age groups. That is how we support the pioneers of tomorrow—in the name of the pioneer to whom we owe our company.

Our initiative: Training

RÜTGERS teaches
Our Castrop-Rauxel location gives 50 apprentices in five professions formal job training to start their careers. More ...

Our involvement

For ten years, the non-profit RÜTGERS Foundation has been funding school projects in the sciences. More...