Corporate Social Responsibility

 

Corporate Social Responsibility

We assume responsibility

Planning with foresight, we offer our employees meaningful work and create conditions for a pleasant and fair working environment. Also we undertake tasks for community and society and prudently take care of the environment – these are the pillars of social responsibility which Minitube International abides to.

Sustainable Production

Minitube was founded in 1970 with the goal to increase efficiency and wellfare of animal husbandry through the use of technology and science. As one of the pioneers of artificial insemination, in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer, Minitube International has established itself as the world leader in applying advanced techniques of reproduction in the food manufacturing industry. This way, in partnership with our customers, Minitube International is contributing to the sustainable production of healthy and affordable food stuffs.

In continuous striving for progress and development Minitube cooperates closely with renowned universities, takes part in international conferences and actively supports among others by the Simmet Prize award specific research in the area of Assisted Reproduction of Animals.

Ecology

Not only during the manufacturing of our products, we pay attention to economical use of resources. Our buildings are on the cutting edge of technology and designed to achieve as much energy savings as possible. In our production and warehousing facilities, we use concrete core activation, an innovative method of cooling and heating of buildings. The benefit of concrete core activation is primarily the cooling effect in summer, so we can abstain from the use of air conditioning. A heat pump complements these energy saving measures. Of course, with our own photovoltaic system, the power of the sun is also used to generate electricity.

Social Responsibility

Minitube is aware of its responsibility to society. As the largest employer in the local community, the cooperation with local and regional suppliers is also essential for us. Internationally, we watch out for our suppliers to respect the compliance with human rights, labor standards and environmental protection policies. In a time which is often oriented only at actual, quick profit, Minitube sets on sustainability, continuity and social commitment.

The company and its employees support valuable community initiated projects or fund raising campaigns on a regular basis.

Our employees

"Minitube offers its team meaningful work and safety and lays the foundations for a positive working environment and personal development" - as it is written in our “golden rules” and of course we live by them.

Not only our employees, but also our customers benefit from regular courses and specialized training. Our company also stands out by the fact that many of our employees work with Minitube for years already, some even for several decades. At regular intervals we perform employee surveys and try to derive further improvements from the results.

In assuming responsibility for a secure future perspective, we want to open the road for young people into working life with our training program and offer apprenticeships in various areas.

For an optimal work-life balance, we offer flexible working time models, take regular company excursions and also enable the family members of our staff to get a glimpse of what we do for example at our family day.

We support our employees' health by checking regularly for the latest health security policies, place great emphasis on good quality in the equipment of our offices and offer each employee a participation in our company fitness program, because our employees are our most important asset. Today and in the future.