Corporate Social Responsibility
We, the Blumenbecker Group of Companies, are responsible for current and future generations.
Our wish is to leave prosperity and a liveable environment for our children and our children’s children throughout the world. For this reason, responsibility in thought and action are firmly anchored in our corporate culture. Making sparing use of natural resources, work safety, care for our co-workers, compliance with the law, and engagement in our social environment – these are the fundamental principles by which we are guided. As a family-owned business, we go our own way, step by step, into a liveable and successful future for ourselves and following generations.
Environment, Ecology, Substainability
Natural resources are finite, and the eco-systems in many parts of the world are under heavy pressure. For this reason, we strive, through our actions, to contribute towards making our environment less polluted and to ensuring sparing use of energy, water and raw materials. We already began in 2010 to digitize our business correspondence. Since 2017, a new, future-pointing waste disposal concept has been in force at our Beckum site. As one of our fundamental rules, all our products are characterized by high quality and a long service life. This is a form of sustainability that is further supported by our after-sales service and the Blumenbecker spare parts service.
Responsibility in the spothlight
Better for the environment; cost savings of 60 to 80 per cent; fast, easy access to documents; transparent processes; happy staff. This is the summary after seven years of digital accountancy at Blumenbecker.
Seventy per cent of accounting in Blumenbecker companies is now digital. B+M Blumenbecker GmbH introduced paperless accounting in 2010. Since then, we have digitally captured more than one million records per year.
Good for the environment, good for Blumenbecker
Digital document processes mean less paper, less toner and fewer printers. This protects the environment and pays off. The Illentis market study from 2014 estimates the cost of a printed paper invoice at 11, - EUR. In comparison, the digital version only costs 4.50 EUR. This corresponds to a cost saving for Blumenbecker of 60 to 80 percent.
Monotonous work processes no longer necessary
In addition, work processes have become simpler and more transparent and, above all, faster, monotonous tasks such as searching for documents are no longer necessary. Employees have immediate access to all data. The auditors also access the receipts electronically. This enables fast testing and eliminates the need for on-site presence.
Step by step into the digital future
The digital future of accounting began in 2010 with the document management system D3, from which outgoing invoices, incoming invoices and delivery notes were scanned and digitally archived. In 2011, the tax authorities relaxed the legal requirements for digital accounting and created the basis for completely paperless processing. Blumenbecker's goal is to win over almost all customers and suppliers for electronic accounting by 2020.
Employee welfare and work safety in the spothlight
Commitment to training
Skilled personnel are essential our future. Vocational training for young people is therefore a matter of key importance for the Blumenbecker Group. We train people for our own needs, and by doing so we lay the foundations for our future success. We offer our trainees/apprentices an interesting programme of training on the highest level. And that makes itself felt: trainees from Blumenbecker regularly number among the best finishers in their year. Our aim is to give young people an optimum start for their working lives and so provide them with the basis for a financially and socially successful future. The companies of the Blumenbecker Group offer training opportunities in a broad range of skills to match the needs of demanding markets. The spectrum ranges from classical technical apprenticeships to university sandwich courses. In 2018, 12 young people are starting out on their professional careers at our Beckum site alone.
Occupational health and safety
Our employees are our most important asset. Consequently, Blumenbecker not only fulfils all mandatory stipulations of work and safety law, but goes far beyond the national and international requirements. The Blumenbecker Group is, for example, certified under the internationally recognised OHSAS rules in Germany. This personal SCC certification (Safety Certificate Contractors) for mobile operating units further highlights our commitment to health protection and prevention. At the same time, this safety awareness, which is accredited through regular monitoring, is proof that our management and work processes meet highest safety requirements.
Compliance with the rules at all Blumenbecker sites is monitored by the top management and relevant specialist departments of the Blumenbecker Holding personally. A consistently low number of work accidents is clear evidence that we are on the right track. A further key area of our welfare concern for the workforce are our regular activities for promoting health and health awareness. These include eye tests, neck tension measurement and vein measurement, along with fitness exercises for the office.