The We factor
Aurubis – that’s more than 7,000 employees, over 53 nationalities, and a great deal of expertise, occupational variety, and innovative spirit. Aurubis stands for diversity in practice, for tradition and modernity, and for an unwavering principle: we are only successful together.
In times of crisis, a company’s strength becomes especially clear. This is why we can now proudly say: Aurubis is stable. Not just because of its robust business model, but also thanks to over 7,000 employees spread across all of its sites. With a great deal of discipline and commitment, they have made sure that Aurubis has made its way through the coronavirus pandemic relatively unharmed thus far. “Aurubis is a good example of how diversity can work when everyone has shared values such as a sense of responsibility, discipline, and solidarity,” says Chief Executive Officer Roland Harings.
Aurubis is a good example
of how diversity can work when
everyone has shared values such
as a sense of responsibility,
discipline, and solidarity.
Roland Harings, Chief Executive Officer
This “We” feeling should continue to grow, for example through Mystery Lunches: digital lunches involving two employees who meet for lunch via Microsoft Teams, independently of site and level in the hierarchy. The goal is to promote employee networking and boost internal information and knowledge sharing. The Mystery Lunches are part of the Meet-Up concept, a format for strengthening Group-wide communication about relevant topics such as the Performance Improvement Program (PIP), the Metallo integration, and collaboration in the company.
Working with each other means learning from each other. With the Aurubis Essentials, Aurubis has transferred this idea to learning formats: employees share their knowledge with colleagues, covering topics ranging from the story of copper to the business model to recycling, and in the process gain new contacts in different departments.
Protecting employees’ health isn’t the only top priority during the coronavirus pandemic. With its Vision Zero, Aurubis is pursuing the goal of zero work-related accidents in the company. One step on this path is the first uniform, Group-wide campaign on the 10 Golden Rules of occupational safety – with training sessions and extensive informational material. The 10forZero also lend a hand: ten characters, each of whom represents one rule and one Aurubis metal, ensure safe conduct as they call on employees to watch out for each other.