We plan for the steel trade of tomorrow, always attempting to be a decisive step ahead of the competition.
Klöckner & Co SE employs around 7,300 people world-wide. We practice what we preach by adding value to our people through the development and promotion of people in our company. This is just as important as an attractive remuneration, benefits package and a culture of appreciation.
As we push forward with our innovative "Klöckner & Co 2022" corporate strategy, the company as a whole is embracing the digital age. Above all, we are championing the expansion of business into higher value-added products and services as well as the digitalization of our supply and value chain. What is perhaps an unconventional route for a time-honored company in a tradition-steeped industry calls for a healthy dose of creative thinking and business-minded agility. Striking a balance between firmly anchored structures and contemporary start-up thinking presents a special challenge, which Klöckner & Co employees are taking up with great fervor. The radical transformation from an established steel giant to a flexible, customer-focused service provider with its finger on the digital pulse opens up plenty of scope for personal development and growth.
Our Code of Conduct
Our Code of Conduct is the core of our corporate culture. It sets out not only our ethical and social values but also our fundamental principles and practices. These govern our actions both internally as well as when dealing with business partners and the public. Our managers have a special role to play here. In particular, they are expected to:
Our values and principles
Our work at Klöckner is based on the core values of customer orientation, integrity and trust & respect.
They are the foundation of the Klöckner Principles. Our principles give us a concrete orientation for our daily actions.
The Basic principles apply to all employees.
The Plus Principles apply to all managers and optionally to all employees.
Our management culture
Based on the Klöckner Principles, we commit ourselves to a responsible management culture. At the "FOCUS Employer Award" (which is carried out in cooperation with kununu) in 2018, we ranked 9th out of more than 1,400 participating companies in Germany in the category "Leadership Culture". We also ranked an excellent 38th in the "Working Climate" category. In 2019 we received the "FOCUS Employer Award" as Top National Employer again.
In 2020 the group of Klöckner & Co was selected as one of the "World's Best Employers". The award was given by Forbes, one of the most successful business magazines, in cooperation with the German statistics platform Statista. Based on worldwide and independent surveys, more than 150,000 participants rated 5,000 employers according to topics such as trust, gender equality, corporate social responsibility, benefits and many more. Only the top 15% were recognized with the award.
Klöckner & Co is also one of Germany's most desired employers in 2019. The F.A.Z Institute and the IMWF Institute for Management and Economic Research determined this in a study with approximately 10,000 companies. The following factors were included in the results: Employer performance, profitability, product and service performance, sustainability and management.