Social Contribution

At GRENKE, we are convinced that we can only ever achieve great things together. That is why we promote equal opportunities, equality and innovative strength.

Employer attractiveness

Well-qualified employees make the difference for us. Especially since business and work processes as well as legal framework conditions change quickly. Motivation, knowledge and continuous training are therefore particularly important to us.

GRENKE Engagement Score

We want to maintain our position as attractive employer and offer our employees a safe and appealing working environment. As part of our annual satisfaction survey among all employees, we determine the GRENKE Engagement Score. It measures the employee satisfaction, summariseing the results from the areas “commitment”, “identification and retention”, and “overall satisfaction with the company” in a score.

Diversity

We want to attract, promote and retain the best employees - regardless of culture, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical/mental abilities, faith, political convictions, age or experience. By signing the Diversity Charter, we commit to Diversity as fundamental building block of our organisational structure.

Working time models

We promote a good work-life balance through flexible working time models and attractive remuneration.

  • Support in Special Life Time Situations: We support employees in challenging life phases. The programme allows employees to reduce working hours to 80 percent for up to two months at full pay
  • Welcome Newborn: We offer all new parents the opportunity to reduce their working hours to 75 per cent for the first six weeks after the birth at full pay.

Benefits

Company Bike: We enable our employees to lease tax-privileged bicycles and eBikes in order to make the option of climate-friendly commuting more attractive.

Care costs: We contribute to the care costs for young children and relatives in need of care of our employees. We grant a monthly allowance of EUR 250 per dependent relative. Families also receive a childcare allowance of EUR 250 for the first child up to school age. For the second child, EUR 125 are granted, and EUR 50 for each additional child.

Training

Trainings provide new know-how for our company and promote innovative strength, performance and willingness as well as job satisfaction of our employees. By offering a wide range of training opportunities tailored to individual needs, we enable continuous qualification and personal development.

Vocational Trainings and University Degrees

We want to offer the best possible training conditions for a individual and needs-oriented development of our trainees and students. For our commitment to vocational trainings, we were ranked in the category "Germany's Best Training Company" for the fifth consecutive time by the business magazine Capital in 2022.

Opperational Health and Safety

We promote the well-being of our employees and ensure that their workplaces are safe. A prerequisite for safety-conscious behaviour is to inform employees about hazards at their workplace and to promote safety-conscious behavior. In line with the increase in remote work, we have added content on occupational health and safety and the use of remote work to our range of training courses.

Respect for human rights

We unconditionally respect human rights. Within our compliance management, rules for equal treatment, anti-discrimination and respect for human rights are defined in our code of conduct, as well as in the internal and external guidelines and policies applied. In this way, we also improve our ability to receive and respond to complaints from employees and external persons.

Customer security and satisfaction

Our goal is to provide entrepreneurs - above all SMEs - with the best possible support for their investments and financing. In total, our clients consist of more than half a million SMEs. We are present in more than 30 countries through both direct and indirect sales. To ensure our lessees' satisfaction, we focus on simple and quick financing solutions, as well as personal services, tailored to the business needs of our lessees and business partners. We complement our financing offering with the products and services of GRENKE BANK and GRENKE Factoring.

Innovation and Partnerships

For us, corporate responsibility also means giving back to society and supporting organisations or projects that are not directly related to our value creation. Always with a view to the respective region and our brand values - simple, fast, personal and entrepreneurial. These criteria are set out in our "GRENKE Corporate Sponsorship & Donation Guidelines".

Staff Development

Good personal development opportunities and exciting tasks for our employees.

Working Time Models

Our flexible working time models allow our employees to work when and where they are most productive. 

Diversity

Empowered employees as the foundation of a successful company - Diversity at GRENKE. 

GRENKE Partnerships

Giving back to society: These partnerships are maintained by GRENKE. 

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Staff Development at GRENKE

For us, well-qualified employees make the difference. Especially since business and work processes as well as legal framework conditions change quickly. Motivation, knowledge and continuous training are therefore key to us.

Personnel Development

The ongoing training of our employees is important for our corporate success. Consequently, we offer numerous opportunities, such as our in-house GRENKE Talent Lab. Through a wide range of training opportunities tailored to individual needs, we enable continuous qualification and personal development.

Health Management

The health of our employees is very important to us. That's why we sustainably promote their well-being, for example through ergonomic workplaces or regular voluntary medical health checkups. These measures are supplemented by fitness programmes and nutritional advice services on the "GRENKEmachtfit" health platform. Country units also provide similar offers, for example health seminars and "Cycle to Work" programs in the UK or cooperations with gyms in Poland and Portugal.

Apprenticeships and University Degrees

At GRENKE, we aim to offer best possible learning conditions, enabling an individual and needs-oriented development of our trainees and students. Their deployment in various departments promotes their understanding of everyday working life at GRENKE. For our commitment to training management, we were ranked in the "Best Trainers in Germany" category for the fourth time in a row in 2021 as part of the study of the same name by the business magazine Capital.

Working at GRENKE

Working when and wherever you are most productive: Our digital infrastructure and flexible working time models offer our employees the opportunity to adjust working times and locations to individual needs or life phases.

Working Time Models & Remuneration

Through flexible working time models and attractive remuneration, we create the basis for a good work-life balance. GRENKE's remuneration consists of a fixed salary and performance-based components. At regular intervals, we reflect the voices of our employees, for example through a satisfaction survey.

Support in Special Life Situations

With the "Support in Special Life Situations" program, GRENKE supports employees in challenging life phases in which private matters must take precedence over business matters. This gives employees the opportunity to reduce their working hours to 80 percent for up to two months while continuing to receive full pay.

Equal Opportunities at GRENKE

Different and yet equal: The diversity of all people is an asset and decisive success factor for us. As equal opportunities for everyone are considered our highest principle, GRENKE promotes it especially. 

Diversity

Diversity and equal opportunities are our fundamental principles and an important component of our corporate success. This applies both to our employees as well as to the selection process of new talent. 

GRENKE Partnerships

Setting good examples and giving back to society has a long tradition at GRENKE.

Promoting Future Generations

Working together on a future worth living requires courage, a clear vision and hands-on support.

We support personal and social development in various facets. Whether in school, sports and games, research, business or culture: GRENKE is a strong facilitator of youth development. In the region around our headquarters in Baden-Baden, we act as key sponsor of the football youth academy "KSC GRENKE aKAdemie" in Karlsruhe, providing holistic development opportunities for young footballers. Also, we are strong supporters of the regional chess scene and are sponsor of not only one of the most successful chess clubs in Germany, but also of two internationally renowned chess tournaments, the GRENKE Chess Classic and the GRENKE Chess Open. 

Extract of Ongoing Partnerships

School Collaborations: As part of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce project "Wirtschaft macht Schule" (Business in Schools), GRENKE maintains school cooperations with several schools in Souther Germany, aimed at providing students with a better understanding of economics and business.

 

Chess: We sponsor the serial German chess champions from Baden-Baden. Further, we are also the main sponsor of two top international chess tournaments, which carry our name.

 

Musical Education: We have provided access to over 35.000 pupils to world-class classical music as part of our "Kolumbus"-programm.

 

Youth Development Sports: We support various youth sport projects in the region of our Headquarters in Baden-Baden. As part of this initiative, we formed a partnership with the Karlsruher SC football club. Here, we support the KSC GRENKE aKAdemie, a holistic youth development programm, which not only provides the framework for the athletic development of young talents, but also for their professional careers. 

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