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We are committed to upholding human rights in all business activities.

HUMAN RIGHTS

At Dorsch, we are committed to upholding human rights in all business activities. This applies to all internal and external processes.

FLEXIBLE WORKING TIME

Objectives of our flexible working models and the pme family service offered at Dorsch are to align our employees' private challenges with the company's interests and to serve our customers best.

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

Our company supports social institutions in order to help needy people.

KEY SOCIAL OBJECTIVES

We generally aim for long-term goals in our sustainability management.

Human rights

At Dorsch, we are committed to upholding human rights in all business activities.

This applies to all internal and external processes. We respect and support the protection of international human rights along our entire value chain, and take appropriate measures to ensure that we do not violate any human rights.

It is important to us that every individual associated with Dorsch complys with our human rights mission. Therefore, we are not only expecting from our employees the compliance with human rights, but also from all external partners, suppliers and subcontractors within the scope of our possibilities.

Flexible working time, work & family

The goal of the Dorsch working time model is to unite customer needs, corporate objectives and private obligations of the employees.

The employees are in close contact with their line managers and colleagues in order to guarantee daily business responsibilities. Our employees task is to act as an entrepreneur within the company.

As we are not setting a core working time, we offer our employees the flexibility and ownership to handle their work independently – from the office, at home or on the road. Based on these facts, our CO2 footprint is being minimised significantly.

The pme family service

The pme family service offered at Dorsch supports all employees in combining work and private life. Thus, they are able to accomplish all their daily tasks with a clear head in a healthy way. The pme’s offer ranges from individual care solutions for children and elder people to numerous childcare and education facilities. Additionally, a partner academy also offers educational trainings for all situations in the daily private an working life.

"Social Day"

The voluntary service for charitable purposes – so called „Social Day or Corporate Volunteering“ – was part of the corporate culture in many firms, also at Dorsch International. It had to be ended mainly due to Corona crisis. It is intended to find an appropriate CSR replacement by 2022.

Corporate Run

J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge (support for handicapped people).

After a Corona break, we plan to continue our participation at the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. We reinforce health of our staff and in parallel we support handicapped people with the start fees.

"Engineers without Borders"

With a sponsoring membership, we support the aid organisation "Engineers without Borders" and offer voluntary help within world wide aid projects.

"Transparency International"

We support the organisation "Transparency International" in their fight against bribery and corruption.

Key social objectives, data & facts

Due to the long-term nature of our projects and the associated high volatility in the independent consulting engineers branch, we generally aim for long-term goals in our sustainability management. We also develop our measures accordingly. Therefore, our core objectives are based on the year 2015 with a target horizon until 2021. We intend to follow this up by setting new targets up to 2025 based on the 2021 figures.

From 2019 to 2020 the number of salaried staff working at Dorsch International rose by +7.22 % from 194 to 208. Our long-term goal of a 15% increase until 2021 has already been surpassed one year earlier with a total increase of 21,6% since 2015.

There was an increase of +16,44 % in the number of women employed and +1.65 % in the number of men employed.

From 2019 to 2020 the number of interns / working students unfortunately decreased from 19 to 14 (-26,32 %), mainly due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The percentage of female employees working at Dorsch International rose again in 2020 to 40.87 % (in 2019 it was 37.63 %) - this being substantially higher (+85.77 %) than the average figure of 22 % in the engineering consultants’ sector. We were therefore able to achieve our long-term goal of a permanent above-average ratio of female employees of more than 30 % again in 2020.