By now, the 5th generation is working at COLUMBUS.
COLUMBUS is located in Krauchenwies right next to the baronial park, which is protected as a European natural heritage. We generate our own electricity from PV systems and thus produce about 85%-88% CO2 neutral, depending on the weather.
(175 MWh/197 MWh) (2011).
Wood for our turnery is only sourced from sustainable forestry, i.e. forest areas must retain their diversity, productivity, rejuvenation capacity, and vitality. The scrap parts that are produced in any careful production and that do not pass the quality criteria of the high-quality COLUMBUS globes are regranulated in a mill, cleaned, and added to non-visible parts using a specially developed mono-sandwich process.
The same care is given to our long-term employees, whose life plans naturally change over the years. Thereby, COLUMBUS is always a partner and adapts the workplace to the current life situation. For COLUMBUS, value-oriented corporate management geared towards sustainability includes the perception of social responsibility towards our employees. The concerns of our employees play a decisive role in all our corporate decisions.
This is not only because we are committed to values such as respect and fairness. We are also aware that it is the competence and commitment of our employees alone that make our business success possible. That's why we design the best possible working conditions. This includes appropriate remuneration and high standards of occupational health and safety, as well as flexible working time models and extensive training and qualification opportunities. We have selected training supervisors who support our trainees not only professionally, but also in their social environment. Foreign employees who started at COLUMBUS as temporary help were guided to their desired profession within the dual training and occupy management positions today. The proportion of women in management at COLUMBUS is 50%! Whether appreciation of the employees, efficient management or environmentally friendly production - the goal must always be to harmonize economy, ecology as well as social and societal responsibility.
The Oestergaard Family