Only employees who are healthy and feel well can fully perform their services. Especially for us, as a company in the outdoor industry, we want to promote an appropriate way to offset desk work. We want to provide preventive support not only for the physical aspects of health and well-being, but increasingly for psychological aspects as well. We are continuously striving to make effective use of our potential as an employer in this regard and also encourage our employees in their self-determination and responsibility.
Our idyllic setting makes fitness inviting
Our fitness program takes place outdoors as often as possible. The scenery helps provide motivation.
Responsibility for the coordination, control and evaluation of all measures is located in the personnel department. A group of very committed volunteer health coaches designs and organizes our sports and relaxation courses.
There is an important point of intersection with occupational safety (Read more here ) that is also managed by Human Resources.
We are continuing to supplement our portfolio with select activities led by professional instructors from our network or from our own employees, such as running courses, cross-country skiing taster sessions, swimming courses, crossfit, salsa fitness and blackroll workshops. This year and into the future, we aim to offer a selection of new programs and offer our employees a change of pace, a healthy balance to daily work, and a sense of community.
Since 2015 we have been working in our modernized, particularly health-promoting company headquarters (see also The VAUDE Working Environment). This has provided us with a health-enhancing framework:
Climbing at the workplace
Employees can work on their dexterity, strength, endurance and team spirit on our climbing wall in the entrance area of the company headquarters.
VAUDE has long been a strong supporter of bike commuting with free E-bikes that employees can borrow, showers, sheltered bike parking, Jobrad and more. In addition to the health of our employees, this is also good for the planet – everyone benefits from less traffic, noise and pollution.
Biking to work
Despite our hilly surroundings, many employees commute to work by bike.