Our employees are our most important capital. At present, around 6,500 people are behind the ALTANA Group’s daily accomplishments. ALTANA is represented in 25 countries, giving rise to a varied and diversified work environment in which each employee can unfold his or her full potential in an innovative and modern setting. ALTANA’s companies are represented on four continents. This means that with our products and services we are in close proximity to our customers. But we view our closeness to customers as going beyond proximity. Due to the fact that key positions are occupied locally we speak the language of our customers and can react to their individual wishes better and faster.
Against this backdrop, deployments abroad are becoming more and more important for ALTANA. An exchange of best practices, reciprocal learning, and cross-divisional imparting of knowledge between different companies, countries, and areas of activity are important for the development of our global company.
Qualified employees are the basis for ALTANA’s continuous growth. However, demographic changes and the threatening dearth of qualified employees will pose special challenges in the future. Against this backdrop, ALTANA’s Management Board has set ambitious targets: By 2020, 70 percent of all open management positions should be filled internally. Furthermore, by 2025 the company’s management teams should reflect ALTANA’s internationalism as well as the share of women in the total workforce.
Fostering diversity is firmly anchored in our human resource management. One main focus is the promotion of women. In ALTANA’s national and international management development programs, the proportion of women has increased significantly in recent years. Moreover, our further training program includes special offers for women.
Starting with our choice of employees, we make a concerted effort to attract people whose knowledge and abilities, as well as technical and social skills, match our group.
We want to achieve equal opportunity for all and mobilize people in order to fully tap our potential.