DeLaval Services GmbH, Gallin, get “Family Friendly Award” re-certification

Our site in Gallin, Germany, has been re-certified with the “Family Friendly Award” for offering a valued workplace with a strong focus on work-life balance for the 20222024 period.

The award is handed out annually by the local business development office (Wirtschaftsförderung Südwestmecklenburg Ministry) to companies in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern district that actively work to promote work-life balance. DeLaval was first certified with the award in 2018 when we first applied, and the certification is valid for 3 years.

Part of the team that participated in the audit

The jury, consisting of auditors from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Entrepreneurs’ Association of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Ministry of Economic Development, were professionally prepared for the audit. By asking specific questions to our invited employees, which reflected a good cross-section of our organization (OHS, Warehouse, Planning & Logistics, Administration, Workers Council, HR), the jurors got an overview of our activities made in the application.

“We particularly impressed the jury with our exemplary COVID-19 measures and family-friendly flexibility with the home offices for our employees. I am also very pleased with the jury’s unanimous comment that they found our working atmosphere and communication among each other to be very positive and constructive, even when criticism was voiced,” says Andrea Lemke, Director HR Central Europe & Supply Chain.

Andrea adds, “This certification makes DeLaval stand out from the crowd. This shows that we are a company that value our employees highly and make great efforts to ensure a good work-life balance.”

Congratulations to our colleagues in Gallin for this re-certification! A good step forward on our journey towards greater social sustainability within DeLaval.