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2017 Sustainability Report
published 2018/08/01

VAUDE as an employer in Germany

VAUDE attaches great importance to being an attractive, value-focused employer with satisfied employees.

Satisfied employees are motivated

We listen to our coworkers. We involve them in decision-making processes. We offer an attractive workplace for our employees because employees who enjoy their work ("Time spent at work is also time spent living") are able to deliver their best performance.


Balancing work and private life is important to us

VAUDE is dedicated to making (y)our world a better place. It is important to us that our employees can balance their private and professional goals in the best way possible. (A balance between professional and private life is important to us).


Culture of trust

Our corporate culture is largely based on trust: we trust our employees and are continuously working toward implementing and advancing our culture of trust. ("A foundation of trust")


Training and professional development:

Personal, social and technical training is promoted on a daily basis at VAUDE – in 2017 with a total of nearly 5,300 hours of professional training. (Training and professional development).


Diversity in a world that's worth living in

VAUDE benefits from diversity in the workforce. We are convinced of this and promote diversity at VAUDE. This is expressed, for example, by our ratio of women in management at 43 %. (Diversity in a world that's worth living in).


Health promotion as a matter of course

Our organic canteen, our climbing wall, our occupational health and safety management program “Auszeit”, our ergonomic working environments and much more contribute to the health of our employees. (Health promotion as a matter of course).


Occupational health and safety

Avoiding workplace accidents and occupational illnesses – this is imperative at VAUDE. Therefore we invest in good employee training and safe technologies. With the help of our streamlined yet effective internal occupational safety organization we ensure that risks are recognized early and that we find solutions to challenges and take (preventative) measures.