ALTANA Awarded

We want to be leading in everything we do.

Our commitment is paying off. We express our social responsibility by contributing to various initiatives and have been awarded multiple times.

Global Onboarding: Brandon Hall Award

Interactive elements, videos, and trailers: Onboarding@ALTANA offers not only newcomers but also longstanding colleagues a wide range of opportunities to get to know the ALTANA Group, culture, and people or to refresh their own knowledge at any time. The Brandon Hall Group agrees and has awarded the ALTANA Onboarding Program silver in its "Awards for Excellence". The Brandon Hall Group is an international research and analysis company that presents the Excellence Awards in the field of Human Capital Management twice a year.

We are very happy about this award and would like to thank all our colleagues who contributed to it, as well as the project team of IMC Learning, who implemented the project together with us, for their ideas and the good cooperation.

Potentialpark: Talent Communication Rankings

ALTANA again among the top 30 in Germany in studies on career-relevant online activities. The Potentialpark Ranking reflects the performance of employers across all topics included in the Potentialpark Study: Career Website, Applying Online, Social Media, and Mobile experience (more information).

Potentialpark has been providing professional market research and consulting services for some of the largest employers in the world since 2002. The aim is to improve communication between employers and applicants. Always in focus: the preferences of job seekers and the needs of global companies. Study participants: The Potentialpark study contains 32.000 responses from students and graduates worldwide, including 3575 from Germany. Questions were asked about preferences, frustrations and experiences in job search and application. The fields of study represented include economics, engineering, law and social sciences. Companies: In this year's study, Potentialpark evaluated 524 companies with 4,767 online presences worldwide: career websites and application forms, as well as their implementation for mobile devices, career blogs, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xing, Glassdoor - and Kununu profiles as well as Indeed. The respective presences were rated according to a standardized catalog of criteria. This includes 288 criteria, which are weighted with the results of the survey in order to take into account the preferences of the candidates. In Germany, Potentialpark examined 140 companies this year.

We are pleased that ALTANA has again been recognized for its commitment in this area, The award is also an encouragement for us to maintain and continuously optimize our quality in online recruitment and align them with the requirements of the (applicant) market.

ALTANA performs well in apprentice marketing

The Potentialpark Azubi Communication Study 2023 recorded more than 4,500 survey participants. These consist of pupils who are interested in an apprenticeship or dual study program. At the same time, Potentialpark analyzed 100 companies based on 116 different criteria from the areas of career website, application, mobile and social media. The study shows the employers with the most friendly communication for this specific target group in Germany. The ALTANA Group was able to achieve a place among the top 100 in Potentialpark's Azubi-Comm-Ranking Germany.

At the same time, the award is an incentive for us to further increase the attractiveness of vocational training in the ALTANA Group and to provide transparent and target group-oriented information about the opportunities to serve an apprenticeship within the ALTANA Group. However, after the study is also before the study. For instance, we use the results of the study to find out how pupils approach when they are looking for an apprenticeship, what significance the apprenticeship has and what they expect from the information and application process. Of course we are also happy to be inspired by best-practice examples from other companies.

Study BEST RECRUITERS Germany 2020/21: 1st place for ALTANA in Overall Ranking

The BEST RECRUITERS winners have been determined! ALTANA was awarded 1st place in the overall ranking of more than 400 top employers in Germany during a live stream. 

2. Randstad Germany
3. Otto (GmbH & Co KG)

"The Best Recruiter award is a great confirmation for us that the projects we have initiated over the last few years are bearing fruits and that we are meeting applicant expectations. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our recruiting community and colleagues from the functional departments for their outstanding work. Without your help, such a result would not have been possible. The first place motivates us to continue to do our best," said Cynthia Griesnger, Head of Talent Management, and Andrea Pfister, Talent Acquisition, who received the award on behalf of ALTANA. 

The Best Recruiters study examines each year the recruiting quality of top German employers based on four pillars. This includes e.g. the assessment of the online recruiting presence. Moreover, the online measures in the areas of career sites and the Social Web were analyzed. In addition, the companies had to face an online job advertisement analysis: How meaningful and appealing do employers design their job advertisements? Furthermore, Best Recruiters evaluated how employers treat applicants: How do employers react to unsolicited applications and how do they behave in personal applicant contact? Last but not least, it was the applicant feedback that counted: What impressions do employers leave behind in the application process?

We are a member of the Luxembourg Declaration on Workplace Health Promotion in the European Union.

Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) is the combined efforts of employers, employees and society to improve the health and well-being of people at work.

This can be achieved through a combination of:

  • improving the work organisation and the working environment
  • promoting active participation
  • encouraging personal development

"We want to ensure through responsible action that neither our products nor our working practices do any harm to people or the environment."

We have made the commitment to constantly improve our performance in terms of product stewardship, hazard prevention, environmental and health protection, occupational safety, and facility and transport safety. Additionally, we are facing the challenges of energy efficiency and use of renewable resources. We make every effort to utilize synergy potentials for the protection of the environment on the basis of a clear corporate structure and responsibility and through cross-business cooperation To align ALTANA even more toward sustainability and the conservative use of resources in the future, we have laid down corporate guidelines and objectives. Consequently, ALTANA AG, including all of its worldwide sites, is committed to maintaining defined environmental and safety standards. These are based primarily on the principles of the chemical industry's Responsible Care initiative. The managers in charge of sustainability review the corresponding performance indicators to verify the implementation of these principles.

You can find the entire text of the "Responsible Care" initiative here.

We welcome Bachelor and Master students!

Within the framework of the Bologna Process, formally initiated in 1999, more than 40 European states have agreed to create a common European Higher Education Area (EHEA) by 2010. The aim is to harmonize higher education systems in Europe, allowing periods of study completed in the signatory countries to be accredited (by means of a credit transfer system) and thereby increasing student mobility.

Against this background, ALTANA also supports the introduction of bachelor and master degree courses in the German higher education area. We offer graduates of all courses, with a bachelor's degree, master's degree, or doctorate, attractive entry and enhancement opportunities. We are thus taking advantage of the chance the changeover to the graduated academic structure provides to profit from the internationalism, practical relevance, modern teaching forms, and new subject matter aspired to.

Faced with an ominous skills shortage and, particularly, given the alarming shortage of graduates in mathematics, information technology, natural sciences, and technology (so-called MINT graduates), ALTANA has joined the concerted campaign "Bachelors Welcome - Ensuring the Next Generation of MINT Specialists!" The purpose of this initiative is to increase the proportion of students, boost the numbers of new students and graduates in the MINT subjects, and reduce the dropout rate.

You can find more information about the MINT initiative here.

We believe in fairness.

Fair Company is the largest and best-known employer initiative in Germany that is committed to a fair working environment. The Fair Company Initiative is aimed specifically at career starters and young professionals and recognizes companies that offer motivated talents fair working conditions and development prospects. The initiative was founded in 2004 by Handelsblatt.

ALTANA actively promotes qualified talent - our company is fully aware of its importance for our success. That is why we support the goals of "Fair Company" and offer motivated talents fair conditions in all areas, including

  • Work organization, leadership and corporate culture
  • Personnel development, compensation and career paths
  • Diversity and equal opportunities
  • Compatibility of private and work life
  • Social responsibility and sustainability

We are proud to be part of the Handelsblatt Fair Company Initiative as an award-winning company.