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Corporate Culture

What sets us apart

Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH has been successful for 265 years and is owned by the Haniel family. The prerequisite for this success was and is a high degree of creative will and willingness to change. With all this dynamism, firmly anchored principles ensure that we remain in balance: The Haniel values serve as a basis for us, they define who we are. The Haniel Core Behaviors give us the guidelines for our daily business – they define our way of working. 

Haniel Core Behaviors

Our core behaviors define and explain the expectations for every Haniel employee in their daily work routine, drive the cultural change within Haniel towards outperformance and act as the basis for regular performance evaluation, recognition and placement decisions.

Think customer first

We make it easy to do business with. Our customers are the center of everything we do.

Improve every day

We challenge the status quo and quickly embrace change. We keep it simple and impactful.

Compete for success

We are determined to win with a clear drive to reach our goals. We have the courage to make difficult decisions.

Empower others

We engage our employees through open feedback, collaboration, transparency and teamwork.

Take ownership

We are accountable for our targets and always deliver on our commitments.

Our Values

Honesty

We say what we think.

Integrity

We do what we believe in.

Courage

We take paths we are convinced of.

Reliability

We do what we say.

Trust

We rely on our partners.

Responsibility

We want to move what moves people.