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Commitment to people

Our mission is to prepare the whole Nordzucker workforce for the challenges of the international sugar market following the end of the EU sugar market regime.

Tough market conditions calls for transformation of the business

Competition has become tougher and sugar producers are under pressure. In order to deal with this, we have started a transformation of the company which includes a new organisation with more local responsibility, more transparency and less overhead costs.

Our employees are our number one resource

Succeeding in international markets depends on attracting, developing, motivating and retaining a diverse workforce. This has always been a core commitment for Nordzucker and still is during our transformation. We work closely together with employees and managers to analyse and optimise our services and to make the organisation much more dynamic and process-oriented. We can only succeed in sustainably consolidating our position in the sugar market, and expanding our presence further, by development of our employees and managers. We commit to maintaining a strong, committed staff throughout the Nordzucker Group.

A culture furthering engagement and continuous improvement

At Nordzucker we have strong values. Our value work drives our culture and the culture we want is one where we act and engage, where we respect people and take care. As part of that we value our colleagues’ well-being and workforce diversity. That is our responsibility.

Human resources facts

  2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016
Average age of employee 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.7 47.6 47.4
Average employee/financial year 3,114 3,146 3,208 3,233 3,234 3,206
Blue collar 64% 64% 62% 62% 62% 62%
Women 22% 22% 22% 21% 22% 22%
Permanent 93% 93% 93% 94% 94% 95%
Permanent in full time 96.3% 96.3% 96.8% 94.9% 95% 95%
Production 79% 79% 76% 75% 80% 79%
Covered by collective agreement 86% 86% 86% 86% 86% 86%