The basis for the company's success is the company's mission statement with its values. It also anchors the goal of generating the necessary profit required for the successful advancement and future security of the group of companies.
“The biggest asset and the most important success factor in our company are our employees – not systems and buildings!”
says company owner Prof. Klaus Fischer. The company has a social responsibility towards its employees and society, by facing current challenges and addressing the internal and external requirements of various stakeholder groups in an appropriate manner.
Employees receive appropriate remuneration within the framework of the Metal-collective agreement. In addition to the collectively agreed holiday and Christmas pay, a voluntary fischer special annual payment is also provided.
After six months of employment, employees also receive the collectively arranged allowances for occupational pension schemes. In addition to the later statutory pension, a monthly contribution is paid for each employee into a pension fund. Another payment that is not required according to scale is our “fischer pension”. After a specific period of service, annual contributions are paid into a supplemental pension fund for each employee.
The “German Traditional Brand” award is further evidence that fischer is setting new brand standards. The jury for the Plus X award gave the honour to companies “who have shown decades of responsibility for their customers, employees and partners, having a positive influence in their industries and renewing their brands through their lasting value”.
The GreenLine product range has also been honoured as a “Green Brand Germany”. The award and seal of quality go to brands that demonstrate a verified, unique commitment to climate protection, sustainability and economic responsibility. Green plugs and injection mortar from fischer achieved outstanding results in the assessment, greatly exceeding the required 51% standard.
In addition, in the spring fischer was distinguished as “Baden-Württemberg's most sustainable company”, a seal awarded by the Stuttgarter Zeitung and Stuttgarter Nachrichten. After placing as a finalist in the previous year, in November 2019 fischer was awarded the 2020 German Sustainability Prize. Further information is provided in guiding principle 12.
Industry 4.0 and digitalisation are treated as sub-projects of sustainability. The strategic objective of digitisation in the fischer group of companies is closely entwined with sustainability. Our customers are our focus in the digital development of the company: New business models, innovative products and services, digital elements in sales and marketing, and in logistics and production improve added value for our customers.
Employees and their working environments are the focus in digitisation within the company. A modern digital infrastructure and ongoing improvements through new technologies create the foundation for efficient processes.