Detmold Group

Detmold Group has been selected as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2022. The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice [EOC] recognises organisations that develop workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through established policies and practices which demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

“The Detmold Group is proud to have been recognised as a Winner for Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2022. The way we work has been forever changed. However, the safety and wellbeing of our people continues to be our focus as we adapt how we work to ensure we are making a positive impact for our people, partners and the planet. We employ over 2,800 people globally and are committed to this workforce that makes the Detmold Group such a great place to work.”

Kathleen Johnson, Group General Manager People & Culture, Detmold Group

The Detmold Group provides the world’s largest and most iconic brands with specialised paper and board packaging solutions. Established in 1948, the Group remains an innovative, Australian family-owned and operated business, which employs over 2,800 people across a global network. The Group is proud to have been recognised as an Employer of Choice in the Australian Business Awards over a number of years.

As an entrepreneurial business, the Detmold Group takes pride in its commitment to be an innovative global partner, creating packaging for a better tomorrow, and its unwavering focus on growth through making a positive impact for our people, our partners and our planet. The organisational profile of the business evolved in 2021, with CEO Conrad Groenewald joining the business. Conrad remains resolute in his future-focused goals of sustainable, profitable growth, while remaining committed to advancing the employment experience.

Culture, leadership and strategy continue to be underpinned by a ‘One Company, One Culture’ philosophy which supports a common, unifying, corporate culture, that facilitates collaborative work across all areas of the business. The Group puts its people at the centre of decision making to ensure that all projects contribute to meaningful experiences and provide a sense of achievement, while working towards our customer goals. This is ‘The Detmold Way”.

For the Detmold Group, achieving success is about identifying continuous improvement opportunities for development and growth, and aligning these with business strategy. Education and training of people is central to this development and will ensure the business is set up for future success by investing in skills and growing capabilities. The skills learned today will form the foundation for strategic growth across the business. Finding ways to celebrate and acknowledge progress and accomplishments is an important part of this process.

At the heart of the business is a commitment to being 100% safe. The Detmold Group actively promotes health, safety, and wellbeing in the workplace to ensure its people are working in a safe and supportive environment, to allow them to achieve their best. A renewed focus on holistic safety is supported by a ‘See it, Say it, Solve it’ mentality that empowers all employees to take responsibility for safety.

Most of all, the Detmold Group is proud of its people. Their passion, loyalty to each other and the business, and their commitment, makes the Detmold Group a great place to work, and this recognition is testament to the passion and commitment of its people.

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