Corporate Social Responsibility
Accepting corporate social responsibility is an integral element of sustainable economic activity. Especially enterprises who act successfully in their markets are required to participate in it.
Naturally, CONET assumes this responsibility and commits itself in various ways for a positive social development. A solid society and not least a steady environment are factors to enhance an enterprise’s strength. In the first place the focus shall be on the people as they characterize the social life/togetherness and form the backbone of our work.
The focus is on the people
We have anchored these facts in our motto „People work for and with people“. It describes the mutually respectful and responsible interactions, the qualified education at CONET’s and not least the longstanding cooperation with our customers.
Our success proves us right – not only in economic figures, but as well as in the examination results of our apprentices, the awards for CONET as a top educator and a top employer. It is mirrored, too, in our regular surveys which prove a customer satisfaction rate of more than 90 percent.
Society means more than the daily working environment, and social responsibility reflects particularly in the extra-corporate social engagement. Every year CONET promotes – both with financial and in-kind donations – non-profit organisations by organising an annual competition for charitable funds at the CONET headquarters Hennef.
A jury consisting of COMET employees throughout all hierarchies of the enterprise elects the donation recipients. Their focus hereby lies on the sustainability of the promoted projects.
Assuming social responsibility means for CONET e. g. this year to support the civic commitment of six regional associations and organizations with 14,300 Euros. The community elementary school Hanftal from Hennef receives 3,600 euros for the continuation of their prevention project "Nonviolent Learning", thereby securing funding for another year. 3,400 euros go to the aid organization St. Martin in Ruppichteroth to expand a therapeutic petting zoo to help people with anxiety problems. With 2,000 euros, the association “Cycling without Age” in Hennef receives support to finance rickshaw trips for seniors. With 1,000 euros for the THW local Siegburg, CONET is involved in the acquisition of new emergency vehicle as replacement for one that was set on fire in September. Furthermore, CONET is donating 4,000 euros to ACT of Charity from Niederkassel for its greenhouse projects in Kenya. As an additional prize, the Hennef-based Tafel organization for feeding the needy received 300 euros from donations made by CONET employees.
„Again this year our jury tried to keep in line with our motto" people work for and with people" in rewarding various aspects of social commitment, educational as well as therapeutical work and volunteer projects", explains CONET CEO Anke Höfer. "Choosing among the numerous submissions has not been easy for our employees. With our selection we hope to make a contribution to the sustainable success of the winning projects." Promotion of the corporate social engagement