Press Release

RÜTGERS Novares GmbH certified as family friendly employer

Duisburg, 27 February 2012

The Verbund für Unternehmen und Familie e. V. (≈ Companies and family network) honoured RÜTGERS Novares GmbH, headquartered in Duisburg-Meiderich for its family-oriented personnel management. On 27 February, Mrs Ulla Reuther, Branch Manager of the Verbund für Unternehmen und Familie e. V. awarded the “Family-friendly employer” certificate to Uwe Holland, the Managing Director of RÜTGERS.

“To us, the award is an acknowledgement and an incentive,” remarked Uwe Holland, Chief Human Resources Officer of RÜTGERS Germany GmbH and Managing Director of RÜTGERS Novares GmbH on the occasion of the handover of the certificate. “We are pleased that we can help our employees reconcile their professional and private lives. And now we know which aspects are of particular importance to our workforce. We will continue to improve these.”

The Verbund für Unternehmen und Familie determines to what extent the personnel policy of a company, its corporate structure and the infrastructure promote the compatibility of work and family. In its survey it compares existing offers with individual operational requirements and together with employees and executives it determines how the offer can be further improved.

With immediate effect, the employees of RÜTGERS Novares GmbH can utilise the consultation offered by the Verbund für Unternehmen und Familie and obtain comprehensive information on all issues regarding the compatibility of work and family - e.g. parental leave, carer’s leave and the return to work after parental leave.

Alongside RÜTGERS Novares GmbH, RÜTGERS Germany GmbH and its subsidiaries at the Castrop-Rauxel site were also certified as family-friendly employers.

RÜTGERS Novares GmbH
For more than 150 years, RÜTGERS has been setting standards as a manufacturer of high-quality base and specialty chemicals. We are motivated by our customers' success: As a reliable partner, we supply innovative chemical base materials to a host of industries worldwide, improving our customers’ productivity. At its Duisburg site, RÜTGERS Novares GmbH develops and produces resins and modifiers for the coating, adhesives, rubber and printing ink industries. Our 110 employees develop customised solutions to meet the challenges our customers face.

Verbund für Unternehmen und Familie e. V. (Companies and family network)
The Verbund für Unternehmen und Familie is an amalgamation of companies that want to realise a family-oriented personnel management. The support offered by the Verbund always targets individual solutions that are tailored to the respective company. Win-win solutions are developed on a partnership basis that benefit both the company and its employees.

From left to right: Lars Lang, Managing Director RÜTGERS Novares GmbH, Uwe Holland, Chairman of the Management Board of RÜTGERS Novares GmbH and Chief Human ResourcesOfficer of RÜTGERS Germany GmbH, Ulla Reuther, Branch Manager of the Verbund für Unternehmen und Familie e.V. (Photo: RÜTGERS)

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