Palsgaard's tagline - Heart Working People - expresses our unique culture and sums up our caring approach. We put our hearts into our work and are committed to our surroundings.
A primary aim for Palsgaard’s owner – the Schou Foundation – is to ensure an attractive workplace for all our employees. We’ve made this principle central to our mission and our values, which are loyalty, responsibility and commitment.
Palsgaard depends on a highly qualified workforce, and we see it as our duty to contribute to shaping and developing the education of future generations. We work at an international and national level with educational establishments and knowledge centres, including universities.
Of particular importance to Palsgaard is the health of its employees, and our relationship with our employees rests on the premise that a working life should be able to accommodate both strong and weak phases.
We try to retain or relocate employees who can no longer meet the requirements of their original job. We arrange absence interviews in the event of long-term illness, discuss measures that may reduce the employee's period of absence, initiate gradual return, or adapt the job. Our HR manager provides confidential, job-related advice, and works to support vulnerable employees.
We conduct regular employee satisfaction survey at all our locations (in partnership with Ennova, which ensures that we can compare our results with other European businesses via the GELx (Global Employee and Leadership Index®). The most recent results indicate high job satisfaction, with our subsidiaries achieving an average of 78 points out of 100.
We also carry out annual development conversations with all employees to evaluate expectations and identify areas for improvement.
Palsgaard's OSH (Occupational Safety and Health) organisation comprises working environment committees at Palsgaard A/S and Nexus A/S. It handles issues relating to day-to-day operations, workplace risk assessments, industrial accidents and near-misses. Happily, the number of work-related accidents reduced from 11 in 2015, to 8 in 2016, mainly due to increased focus on safety during the year.
Palsgaard's headquarters are located within the small, rural community of Juelsminde in Denmark, where we contribute with local activities and donations. We extend similar practices to other communities in which we are active around the world.
One example of our community involvement concerns a dangerous influenza epidemic that affected the area in which our subsidiary is located in Mexico during 2013. To protect our Mexico-based employees and their families, we implemented a vaccination programme within the community.
In 2016, we supported a wide variety of charities and local activities, including a significant donation to the Danish Cancer Society. And our ongoing partnership with BØRNEfonden (the Children’s Foundation) allows us to support education and improve public health for children in Benin and Mali.
Each year, we offer educational opportunities for Danish and international students. In 2016, too, we assisted a number of people to further their education or career, including by offering special working arrangements and work placements.
Check out our video explaining how we work with CSR around the world
Lisa Drejer Mortensen
Senior CSR Specialist
Tel: +45 7682 7530