"WE ARE ALL PART OF ONE COMPANY, RHENUS!"

Our company is far more than just the sum of all our knowledge and skills. It is our culture, our DNA and our background, which all give our company its sense of cohesion and provide us with our identity.

"What sets us apart at Rhenus?"

Each of the almost 30,000 colleagues in the Rhenus world would probably give a similar, but very individual response to this question. We wanted to establish and extend precisely these common values, but it is possible that they will be interpreted in different ways. We have undergone an internal value process together with many German and international colleagues and managers and have continued to develop and specify our familiar values in a new way. You can find the results here:

The 5 Rhenus values.

For reading, for downloading, for implementing. That is exactly the task that we now face. Let us fill these five Rhenus values with life and integrate them in our everyday activities - in order to become even stronger together, understand our customers' needs even better and continue to live up to our motto ...

Our company is far more than just the sum of all our knowledge and skills. It is our culture, our DNA and our background, which all give our company its sense of cohesion and provide us with our identity.

"What sets us apart at Rhenus?"

Each of the almost 30,000 colleagues in the Rhenus world would probably give a similar, but very individual response to this question. We wanted to establish and extend precisely these common values, but it is possible that they will be interpreted in different ways. We have undergone an internal value process together with many German and international colleagues and managers and have continued to develop and specify our familiar values in a new way. You can find the results here:

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The 5 Rhenus values.

For reading, for downloading, for implementing. That is exactly the task that we now face. Let us fill these five Rhenus values with life and integrate them in our everyday activities - in order to become even stronger together, understand our customers' needs even better and continue to live up to our motto ...

Our values

Customer-focused solutions
Customer-focused solutions

Understanding the requirements. Offering solutions. Shaping the future.

We understand our customers' business and shape the future together with them. Our experience and flexibility enables us to create bespoke solutions for their individual requirements. We support these values with our decentralised organisation, our advanced IT competence, and the innovation of our employees.

Inspired customers form the basis of our success. We establish long-term and reliable relationships on a daily basis with a proactive approach and a high level of commitment. Our customers consider us as equal partners, because we add genuine value to their business thanks to our deep understanding of logistics processes. Our customers' individual requirements are a welcome challenge for our large number of focussed business divisions that confront them with great flexibility and IT skills. Past events or obstacles do not hinder us, instead we focus on finding the right, pragmatic solution for our customers. This determined focus on positive aspects and on the future is what strengthens us - externally and internally.

Employee orientation
Employee orientation

Give respect. Nurture competence. Ask for development opportunities.

We make the difference because we are the heartbeat of the organisation. Each one of us contributes personally towards the combined success of the organisation. We achieve this through knowledge, motivation, and commitment. This is why mutual respect and appreciation are of the utmost importance to us.

Our key successes are the competence in our fields of expertise and our individual entrepreneurial energies. We provide the best possible environment for anyone who wants to develop or cultivate their abilities, reflecting a long established strategic goal dedicated to personal development. There are many of us and each one has his/her own special skills. This is why we perceive each other as members of a family business and we treat each other with respect.

Entrepreneurial
Entrepreneurial

Develop ideas. Take responsibility. Be successful.

We develop ideas, provide suggestions, and take things under our control. Thanks to our decentralised structure, we are able to combine our resources to create a very dynamic way of working. In this way, we shape the future for us and for our customers.

As a family company, we promote the entrepreneurial spirit that is present in each one of us. Our decentralised organisation helps us with many market-focused areas of business. We believe in the intelligence of the community and make use of them to create pragmatic and results-oriented solutions for our customers. We try to make life easier for everyone by developing standards based on customised requirements. We encourage, support, and inspire confidence in order to allow your own initiative to develop. To do so, we accept that things occasionally don't go to plan in your quest to achieve more energy and performance for ourselves and our customers.

Integrity
Integrity

Living out our values. Keeping promises. Providing security.

We have common values and we abide by them. This creates trust and generates security internally and externally. We establish long-term relationships and sustainable success - for ourselves and our customers.

In our family business, personal attention is of the utmost importance. The reason is that direct interaction with each other can develop solutions, simplify processes, and accelerate success. State-of-the-art IT systems help us in the process. However, ultimately it is our character that creates trust. Thanks to our pragmatism, honesty, and high level of commitment for the common cause, we instil the confidence in our customers that we are the right choice of partner for them. This assurance and mutual trust enables us even to overcome challenges together, thanks to our overwhelming will to achieve common success.

Continuity
Continuity

Acting with Long-term goals in mind. Connecting generations. Remaining independent.

We act with the future in mind. Throughout the generations, we have focussed on long-term relationships and ensured sustainable success. We continually shape transformation.

Our world is undergoing change, and it is happening in shorter cycles. For over onehundred years, our company has continuously evolved. For us, continuity means remaining curious and open to new concepts. In this way, we can provide the impetus for tomorrow. We do this with calm and far-sightedness, and as a third generation family business, we are independent and well positioned. Our employees take care of their customers and their partners in the long term - personally and with trust.

DEVELOPMENT

OUR JOINT WORK

Everything sounds so logical and simple at the end. However, we needed to work really hard and concentrate fully in order to develop the five Rhenus values.

The Rhenus Management Forum at the beginning of this year formed the starting point for the development work on the values. 160 managers from the Rhenus world and 60 internal Rhenus guests were able to draw up the foundations for the five new values at exciting and creative workshops. After many hours of discussions, presentations and rewording, we were finally able to agree on a selection of basic values. We have been continuing to work on and optimise these fundamental values at many German and international workshops and meetings so that we can finally describe the true nature of our company, Rhenus, and its values.

OF SPECIAL VALUE

Klemens Rethmann's video message about the origin and meaning of the five Rhenus values.

THE VALUES CAMPAIGN

It was important for us from the outset to create a campaign that represents us all. Each individual employee at Rhenus should feel that they are being addressed and involved and can identify with the process.
The decision to make use of real colleagues and their passion for their talents and hobbies as the key visual element was therefore a matter that was simple, but also authentic. All of us contribute our very best and our personal skills to our company, Rhenus, every day. This is the only way that we can develop and promote our values together.

Klemens Rethmann, CEO at Rhenus

„Our culture and our values are the most important thing that we share. That's why I'm delighted that we've managed to encapsulate them in our work with many colleagues.“

Dr. Stephan Peters, Member of the Rhenus Board

„In my view, these values form the basis for our current and future success.“

Claus Eckmann, Assets & Services

„Just developing the values was an extremely exciting process and it released an unbelievable amount of fresh energy. We'll be able to make use of this in many areas within the company.“

Verena Schäfers, Assets & Services

„It's already clear to me that our brand will become even stronger through these values - starting on the inside and moving outwards.“

Denise Schürholz, Rhenus Archive Services

„I'm looking forward to an exciting time.“

Mareen Asmuth, Assets & Services

„It's now up to each one of us to make the values come alive.“

Making of

Our Rhenus – Our Values

Board members give in- and outsights on our values. What they mean for the Rhenus employees, our customers and the future.

Taking a look at our values in the midst of action – Klemens Rethmann tells us about integrity and continuity

We will give you another look behind the scenes of the filming for our values campaign. This time, we will accompany Mr Rethmann to where he shoots his footage. We will present how he explains the Rhenus values in the midst of all the action in a fully operational warehouse.

Values workshops – explaining Rhenus values, strengthening team spirit

Several weeks ago we presented our new values, which also so happen to be our old values as well. The first set of workshops is now being held to further instil these values. Take a look at the following video on one of the first workshops that you can find here.

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COMMUNICATIONS

OUR EXISTING RESOURCES

First Rhenus Values materials now available in the Web2Print shop!

Dear colleagues,

You can now download or print out various materials from the Rhenus Web2Print shop, which you can access via the procurement portal on the intranet. These materials are located directly in the product groups under the 'Rhenus Values' folder.