The Detmold Group

The Detmold Group has been selected as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2021. 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.

“Established in 1948, the Detmold Group remains an innovative, Australian family-owned and operated business, supplying some of the world’s largest and most iconic brands with specialised paper and board packaging solutions. Employing over 3,000 people across our global network, we continue to recognise that it is our people that make the Group a great place to work. In a year of change and disruption, the engagement, safety and wellbeing of our people has remained paramount, as we have continued to adapt to meet the changing needs of the ‘new normal’ workplace. Fostering a strong sense of shared culture, collaboration, collective effort and commitment to our peers, our customers and our communities continues to sit at the heart of the Group. It is therefore on behalf of our workforce, that we are again are proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice.”

Jenny Harvey – Group General Manager, Human Resources, 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 3,000 people across a global network.

The Group’s clear vision and commitment to its values, enable it to attract, engage, develop and retain its people, all of whom are central to the Group’s success. The Group’s ‘One Company, One Culture’ philosophy recognises that the business shares a common, unifying, corporate culture, that facilitates collaborative work across all areas of the business.

In a year of unprecedented challenges, it was this unifying culture that allowed the Detmold Group to rapidly respond and adapt to the global impacts of COVID-19. The safety of its people was of utmost importance, with people uniting across the global network to support each other, while ensuring reliable supply for customers around the globe. Due to the passion and determination of its people, the Group was able to rapidly respond to the growing demand for personal protective equipment. Within just 16 weeks, the Detmold Medical business became a reality, supplying this essential product to the Australian Community.

Even in a year of change and disruption, the Detmold Group continued to recognise the importance of its people, prioritising their development and growth through formal and informal training opportunities in formats tailored to the “new normal” workplace. This included programs such as internal coaching and mentoring, internally led training programs and external education. This focus on development was underpinned by a 70-20-10 model of learning, which supports the growth of knowledge and skills through a combination of action and on-the-job experience.

For the Detmold Group, achieving success is about identifying opportunities for development and growth, and aligning these with business strategy. Finding ways to celebrate and acknowledge progress and accomplishments is an important part of this process.

The Detmold Group actively promotes safety and wellbeing to ensure its people are working in a safe and supportive environment, taking a holistic perspective by recognising that safety also goes beyond the workplace. With the focus on “100% Safe” the Detmold Group is committed to its people, contractors and visitors going home safely.

The Detmold Group recognise that it is their people that make the Group a great place to work. Fostering this strong sense of culture, collaboration, collective effort and support will continue to sit at the heart of the Group and be critical to the success of the future.

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