Social engagement and responsibility
Responsibility for our society and the environment is of paramount importance to us – in all regions and areas where VNG Gasspeicher is active. We place great value on sustainable, better developmental opportunities for children, youth and young adults. To ensure this, we target and support local initiatives.
Cooperative Efforts and Universities and Colleges
The way in which we, as a company, would like to develop can be described as a process of lifelong learning and continual improvement. We cooperate with universities and colleges. This can be seen in projects working on hydrogen storage research platforms but not only there. There are many more instances showing the meaningfulness of cooperation between industry and science. We are fully aware that many of our most important employees come from these institutions. This, too, is an effort to ensure a better future.
Supporting Local Providers
In line with Goethe’s famous question, "Why look so far afield when there is so much good so close at hand?”, we support regional trade and development. Even though our clientele is based all across Europe, we see ourselves as a company deeply rooted in the centre of Germany. These are, after all, the people who have made VGS into what it is today. By supporting local businesses, we hope to give something back.
“Initially, sustainability is an attitude. And when actions arise out of this internal outlook, that is when sustainable changes begin to take root. Such as those of our employees.”
We were supporting remote working even before the Corona pandemic. A large part of our workforce enjoys flexible, remote working opportunities. We are also considering whether or not it makes sense to travel so often for our work. Could many of these trips not be replaced by video conferencing? This will help to further reduce our CO2 emissions while also improving our employees’ work-life balance.
Sparing Use of Resources
The sustainable use of energy is a major factor in reducing CO2 emissions. We also make efficient use of working and operating materials. Whenever possible, we try to minimize the use of hazardous materials or completely replace them with alternatives. We are also careful to use as little paper as possible. Systematically working to reduce consumption even further, we work with digital signatures whenever we can and are also currently digitalising maintenance documentation.
Advantages for Employees
Satisfied workers are the cornerstone of our company. A proper balance between their working and private lives has always been of importance to us – something that we traditionally support and continuously work to improve. From flexible working times and advancement opportunities to health initiatives, we are always working to ensure the wellness of our people.
You can find more information about the work-life balance and employment opportunities at VGS in our Careers area.
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