Ethics in Business
With this award, the jury headed by Dr. Volker Hauff, Chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development, honoured Schmalz's exemplary social and enormous ecological commitment. On the other hand, the members of the jury expressly emphasise that it has been impressively demonstrated that systematic management in the sense of ecologically and socially responsible economic activity is not only very possible, but also leads to business success.
The vacuum technology specialist convinced the jury in all areas and was awarded the "German Prize for Business Ethics 2005".
Eco Manager of the Year
Dr. Kurt Schmalz and Wolfgang Schmalz were awarded the "Ökomanager 2004" prize. The magazine CAPITAL and the environmental foundation WWF Germany were the awarding authorities and initiators. The "Ökomanager" prize is the highest national award for efforts in corporate environmental protection. It is not possible to apply for this prize, but is suggested for it. In this case, the BDI (Federation of German Industries) nominated Dr. Kurt Schmalz and Wolfgang Schmalz.
By winning the environmental prize "Ökomanager 2004" by J. Schmalz GmbH, an environmental protection initiative which is exemplary at all levels and which can hardly be found anywhere else in Germany's small and medium-sized enterprises is honoured.
Great Place to Work
The Great Place to Work® competition is the largest and most important national and international competition for investigating the quality and attractiveness of employers. The companies and their management are evaluated on the basis of employee surveys on the topics of credibility, respect, fairness, pride and team orientation as well as a supplementary personnel culture audit with personnel managers. Due to the excellent results of the competition organized by the business magazine Capital, Schmalz qualified for the contest of the 100 best employers in Europe, which was organized by the "Great Place to Work Institute Europe".
Among almost 1,000 applicants, Schmalz achieved a place among the top 100 best companies in Europe! (The organisation did not publish more detailed placement information).
BDI Environmental Award and Green Week Award
Schmalz has received two awards for its commitment to environmental protection. In Germany with the BDI Environmental Award (Federation of German Industries) and throughout Europe with the Green Week Award.
Environmental award for companies
In recognition of its exemplary achievements in the field of environmental protection, Schmalz receives the Environmental Award for Companies of the State of Baden-Württemberg in the industrial sector. The prize is awarded to companies which contribute in an exemplary manner to the protection and preservation of our environment.