Detmold Group

Detmold Group has been selected as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2023. 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 for the 6th year as a Winner for Employer of Choice in the Australian Business Awards 2023. We continue to strive to live our company values in everything we do. We have adapted to an ever-changing environment by embracing change as a business ensuring a positive impact for our people, our partners and our planet.  We employ over 2,800 people globally and thank everyone for their contribution to making the Detmold Group a great place to work.”

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

The Detmold Group is an Australian-owned business established in 1948. The Detmold Group supplies some of the world’s largest and most iconic brands with innovative paper and board packaging products. The Group’s operations span 17 countries and seven manufacturing locations. After more than 70 years of growth, the Detmold Group remains headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia, employing over 2,800 people across its global network.

The recent launch of The Detmold Way has brought together a clear vision, purpose and mission for the business, supported by core strategic themes and values. The Group is a values-based organisation driven by its vision to be an innovative global partner, creating packaging for a better tomorrow. At the heart of this vision is a desire for continuous improvement to ensure the Detmold Group remains a superior packaging partner, and employer of choice, now and into the future.

A culture of genuine care unites the business and ensures that its people feel supported, heard and appreciated. This genuine care is highlighted in The Detmold Way, which underpins the businesses’ commitment to the employee experience and its efforts to encourage strategic collaboration, engagement and teamwork. Overall, the Detmold Group’s purpose is to positively impact its people, its partners and the planet. The Group leads out with its 100% safe and well program and delivers on its commitment to the employee experience through best-in-class training and development, recognition and career opportunities.

Under the strategic pillar of Care and Capability, extensive training and development programs support investment in talent and growing capabilities to ensure the business is set up for future growth through its people. A focus on learning is central to many of the Group’s programs, including new learning frameworks, opportunities for (young/new) talent and efficient training programs around the globe. The Detmold Group is driven to evolve and advance development opportunities for both new and existing people to encourage employee retention, attraction and engagement.

The Detmold Group’s success is built on the performance and growth of its people, with the recognition of their achievements central to the Group’s culture. The business aims to build a positive and caring culture, with space for connection, networking and fun between colleagues. Health, safety and wellbeing continue to underpin all activity at the Detmold Group, with the business approach of 100% Safe encompassing the full spectrum of employee safety, from physical to psychological.

The Detmold Group is proud to have been recognised as a past Employer of Choice and remains committed to staying ahead in a rapidly changing employee environment.

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