We are committed to upholding human rights in all business activities.
At Dorsch, we are committed to upholding human rights in all business activities. This applies to all internal and external processes.
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.
Our company supports social institutions in order to help needy people.
We generally aim for long-term goals in our sustainability management.
We are committed to protecting human rights throughout our business operations.
We pursue this claim in our project work and in all other internal and external company processes. We ensure that every individual associated with Dorsch is a part of this self-image.
We respect and support the protection of international human rights along our entire value chain. By taking appropriate measures, we ensure that we are not complicit in any human rights violations. We apply this standard not only to our own employees, but also, as far as possible, to all our partners, suppliers and subcontractors.
Flexible working time, career, family & promotion of young people
At Dorsch, we attach great importance to a good work-life balance for our employees.
In close cooperation with our works council, we ensure that our work and travel time management is organized in a particularly employee-friendly way. Flexible working hours and the individual design of the workplace are just two aspects of our corporate culture.
By using modern IT solutions, we also enable our employees to work from home without any problems, thus achieving an even better balance between their professional and private lives. In line with our future-oriented corporate approach, the early integration of junior staff and their professional development is a very important concern for us.
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.
Volunteering for charitable purposes is part of our corporate culture. We, the Dorsch Gruppe, see corporate volunteering as an opportunity to actively work for others. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, we had to pause initiatives like our "Social Day" in the meantime. We are currently planning to find an alternative to further expand our regional involvement.
J.P. Morgan is actively involved in sports for the disabled. As part of this, there is the J.P. Morgan Run as a Corporate Challenge. Every participant contributes with a part of his entry fee to a donation in the area of disabled sports youth. We at Dorsch would like to be at the start again after the Corona-related break in 2023.
"Engineers without Borders"
As a sustaining member, we support the aid organization "Engineers Without Borders". The aim of the organization is to sustainably improve the living conditions of disadvantaged people worldwide. Within the scope of a development cooperation, we at Dorsch actively support worldwide aid projects on a voluntary basis.
We support the organization "Transparency International" in its fight against corruption and bribery. Thus, we actively make our contribution to sustainably strengthen public awareness about the negative consequences of 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.
Our core objectives communicated herewith (as of the reporting date 31.12.2021) are based on the year 2015 with a target horizon until 2021.
From 2020 to 2021 the number of salaried staff working at Dorsch International rose by +2,88 % from 208 to 214. Our long-term goal of a 15% increase until 2021 has been surpassed with a total increase of 25,15% since 2015.
There was an increase of +5,88 % in the number of women employed and +8.94 % in the number of men employed.
From 2020 to 2021 the number of interns / working students increased from 14 to 15 (+7,14 %).
The percentage of female employees working at Dorsch International slightly decreased in 2021 to 37,38 % (in 2020 it was 40.87 %) - this being substantially higher (+69,91 %) 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 2021.
Redefining our objectives
After this positive target settlement until 2021, the targets were now to be redefined. Due to the the far-reaching planning horizons in our branch, long-term targeting has proven to be the best approach.
We have chosen the pre-Covid19 year 2019 as the base year for our objectives in order to exclude pandemic-related influences. Subsequently our new objectives shown here on the right are set up until 2025 based on the 2019 figures as stated below.
Objectives and Key Figures until 2025
Base year 2019, without Covid19-related effects
* Reduction per full-time equivalent employee