Corporate Social Responsibility - Assuming Responsibility: We’re Committed to it!
As operator of the largest chemical park in Bavaria and mid-sized company primarily active in the ChemDelta Bavaria, InfraServ Gendorf assumes a special responsibility – for the company and its employees, for our neighbors as well as for the environment and the region which we live in. And we are only too happy to live up to this responsibility, since it is not only a matter of our self-conception, it’s also part of our understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Environment & Safety
At InfraServ Gendorf, protecting people and the environment always takes priority over economic interests – without compromise. And we don’t want to be content with our achievements.. We strive to continuously improve safety and environmental protection, constantly work on reducing effects on the environment and minimize the risks for safety and health of all our activities. Our goal is to keep on improving the situation for people and the environment – both inside and outside of our chemical park. We define our environmental performance in an environmental statement.
GIMS: collective standards for all companies in the chemical park
The Gendorf Integrated Management System (GIMS) is the core of all environmental, health and safety measures at the GENDORF Chemical Park. All companies based in the chemical park have pledged to follow the principles laid out in GIMS. But GIMS is more than a non-binding statement of intent: The individual companies are inspected by an environmental evaluator and the management system and regulations are tested in continuous audits. InfraServ Gendorf is the control center of GIMS.
InfraServ Gendorf is dedicated to ecological responsibility and faces the task of handling natural resources carefully on a daily basis. Measures to increase energy efficiency are a firm part of our optimization proposals and solutions. InfraServ Gendorf has been implementing the requirements of the standard “DIN EN ISO 50001 – Energy management systems” since 2011. We also consistently implement environmental regulations and set our own environmental goals in order to pursue the issue in a structured and sustainable manner. Management systems such as ISO 14000 or EMAS help monitor and further reduce environmental burdens in terms of air pollution control as well as water, soil and climate protection.
We protect the water at our chemical park by running state-of-the-art purification systems and a three-part canal system for varying degrees of contaminated wastewater, as well as an extensive analytics and monitoring system.
Furthermore, we are dedicated to protecting the river Alz on a long-term and proactive basis, as the river has a special value to our region. As a water supply, the Alz is an industrial asset to the domestic chemical industry. At the same time, it is a lifeline for the regional nature and is essential for the survival of the flora and fauna. This benefit entails theresponsibility for environmentally friendly handling. In order to ensure that the Alz will remain a natural habit in the future, InfraServ Gendorf has founded the Naturnahe Alz e.V.
association together with seven partner companies. The association promotes the renaturation of the Alz in close cooperation with the Traunstein Water Management Office.
Plant Fire Department – Ready for Emergencies
Our own in-house fire department is an important instrument for ensuring safety in our chemical park and acting professionally and reliably to protect people and the environment in the event of an incident. Nearly 50 highly-qualified firemen are on shifts duty at Gendorf. They have a cutting-edge operation control station, special equipment for the chemical industry and extensive drilling and training options. This enables our forces to take effective action in the special environment of the chemical park, as well as outside of it within the Transportation Accident Information System (TAIS). More on our company fire deparment: Download flyer
Socialaffairs & society
As a medium-sized company and operator of Bavaria’s largest chemical park, we are particularly aware of our social responsibility. We see ourselves as a corporate citizen. As such, we maintain a good relationship with our neighborhood and get actively involved in our community though sponsoring, donations and the dedication of our own employees. This way, we contribute to supporting the region we live in and face potential problematic issues.
Support for Eligible Projects
InfraServ Gendorf and its employees take targeted action beyond our corporate responsibilities in the form of donations and sponsoring – especially for projects in our region. These are part of our CSR activities and are conducted with strategy efficiency. A committee reviews all requests without exception and decides which grants to provide. Our donation, grant and sponsoring activities are concentrated on eligible causes such as education, environment and social affairs.
We Say it Openly: InfraServ Gendorf is in Touch with its Neighbors
As operator of Bavaria’s largest chemical park, we have always ascribed great value to active and open communication with our neighbors. After all, only transparency and dialog promote mutual understanding, which is very important for the sustainable development of our chemical park as an economic force in the region. We transparently publish up-to-date reports on our internet sites, provide information in meetings or informational events with our neighbors and regularly open our doors to the public at open houses for the chemical industry. InfraServ Gendorf has set up a public telephone hotline – and not only in case of events which affect the neighborhood, but also for other queries and concerns which the public may have. Further information can be found on our neighborhood portal www.gendorf.de
We Live Social Responsibility
As site operator of the GENDORF Chemical Park and regional operating company in the Bavarian ChemDelta we are aware of our social and environmental responsibility in the region. We feel exceptionally connected with our home and neighborhood and consider mutual understanding and dedication as important condition for a responsible business activity.
Since the foundation of InfraServ Gendorf it is important for us to engage ourselves in public interests and to contribute to the region we live and work in and to oppose problem areas. For this reason we developed a donation concept which should serve as a basis for our future commitments. The fundamental idea behind our concept is that we want to focus on certain topics in the future and promote them sustainably.
It is our pleasure to offer you to apply your support worthy project at InfraServ Gendorf. To this our donation guidelines provide a valuable assistance.
You want to apply for a funding of your project?
Donation requests can be submitted to:
InfraServ GmbH & Co. Gendorf KG
84508 Burgkirchen a.d.Alz
Well-trained, highly motivated and solution-oriented employees with passion for their tasks form the fundament of our company. That’s why we promote a culture of appreciation and provide freedom for creativity and individual responsibility. Our goal is to maintain a long-term, fair and productive partnership with our employees.
Sustainable Staffing Policy
Our employees’ high level of qualification is a crucial factor in the success of InfraServ Gendorf. For that reason, we are especially proud to have our own Inn-Salzach Training Academy, where we give young people the training they need to become skilled employees, both for our own company, and on behalf of affiliated companies. As a “learning company,” however, it is also important for us to improve continually, which is why we support employees by offering them advanced training specifics to their target groups and based on their own personal strengths.
Corporate Culture of Appreciation
Motivated and competent employees are central factors to the success of our company. And every single one of them is respected as an individual. The way we treat our employees is thus characterized by fairness, mutual understanding and appreciation. InfraServ Gendorf does not tolerate any form of discrimination, in particular based on ethnic origin, religion, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disabilities or political or union activities.
Open Feedback through Employee Surveys
We believe that regular feedback helps both our employees and our organization to improve continuously and adjust to changing requirements. Our employee survey is an important feedback instrument. It gives us a qualified response from our employees on the strategy, culture and work conditions at the company every two years. We use the feedback to make improvements in order to overcome shortcomings in individual departments.
In addition to a wage structure of one of the strongest salary classes in Germany, InfraServ Gendorf offers its employees many additional benefits which set us apart as an employer and make us especially attractive. Company sports offers, free health actions and company retirement provisions or a family and consultation service are available to every employee without restriction.
A company has to turn a profit to be able to assume its responsibility to its employees, business partners and shareholders, as well as to the environment and society. But InfraServ Gendorf firmly believes that economic success is only possible if its own business activities are characterized by integrity, fairness, respect and responsibility.
Lawful Conduct as the Basis
InfraServ Gendorf ensures compliance with laws, standards and guidelines at all times in order to create a work environment which is characterized by trust, fairness, respect and responsibility. To do so, the company has developed a code of conduct which defines the suitable courses of action in compliance with laws, regulations, guidelines and our own corporate culture. For that reason, this codex is binding for all employees of the InfraServ Gendorf group – management, supervisors and employees alike.
Responsibility through Risk Minimization
InfraServ Gendorf systematically detects, assesses and minimizes risks. We have installed the necessary systems for all central business processes. InfraServ Gendorf’s risk management system takes economic, ecological and social risks into account.
Our dedication to our employees, the environment, our expertise and the quality of our products is continuously recognized by external organizations. A selection of our awards and certifications can be found under Certificates