People

The success of Kipco-Damaco is co-determined by motivated and satisfied employees. We want to make something beautiful together, #KDOneClub. Kipco-Damaco wants to be a good employer, with whom they would like to continue working. Our employees are our best ambassadors.

Kipco-Damaco focuses on a sustainable HR policy. We want to create a positive, safe working environment where all employees can perform optimally. That is why we focus on prevention and also on psychosocial well-being. The internal confidential counselor will always offer a listening ear and strive for a solution within the possibilities.

Safe and good working conditions for employees are also an important aspects within the production environment. Ensuring a healthy and safe working environment is therefore a priority. In addition to establishing risk analyzes, accidents and absenteeism are recorded in order to make adjustments on the production floor or in processes as required.

The knowledge lies with our employees themselves. That is why we think it is important that our employees actively think along with us regarding the implementation of the most suitable solutions.

We want to give all our employees the opportunity to be themselves. That is why we offer trainings that will help them with their further development.

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In addition, the employees can count on a fair remuneration for their performance. Promotions therefore take place on the equal opportunities principle.

Age, gender, language, origin, sexual orientation and religious, philosophical and political convictions are neutral elements in the event of recruitment or promotion at Kipco-Damaco.

Obviously, respect is of high importance for our company. This means that we treat all our colleagues with respect. There is no room for discrimination and racism at Kipco-Damaco.

We want to guarantee dignity and equality for all our employees, both in opportunities, training and safe and healthy working conditions.

We are not only making sure for mutual respect on the production  floor, our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders must also be treated with the necessary respect at all times.

We strive to contribute positively to our environment. This is realized by minimizing the negative impact on the one hand and by donating transparent and professional donations to local charities on the other.

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Planet

Kipco-Damaco is committed to a sound environmentally approach in order to minimize the impact of the company on the environment. We wish as a company to contribute to a healthy planet for our future generations.

Improving energy efficiency is a continuous process for Kipco-Damaco. Saving energy not only reduces the costs of operations but also reduces the pressure on the environment. Kipco Damaco monitors the consumption of water, energy and waste emissions very carefully and continuously works on a reduction.

We also want to continue to reflect on our ecological footprint. From our main plant in Oostrozebeke, dozens of containers are loaded every week. By organizing container transport through inland shipping, we as a company can save 200 kilometers by road per loaded container and so further reduce our ecological footprint.

For Kipco-Damaco, it is logical to embrace and encourage initiatives regarding animal welfare. The care for good feed, optimal housing and transport are essential for a good production. Animal welfare often plays a major role in ethical and social discussions. Together with our supplier, we contribute to more animal welfare and less animal-unfriendly breeding and slaughtering conditions.

Profit

Kipco-Damaco wants to create financial value for employees, suppliers, customers and other stakeholders in the long term. In order to achieve this, a good economic performance is an important condition.

For Kipco-Damaco it is important to meet the expectations in the market. Customer satisfaction is a requirement to continue to do business successfully. We monitor customer satisfaction and implements improvement actions where possible. We therefore meet the strict quality standards such as different BRC standards, FASFC and export rules.

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Sustainability report 2020