Our social responsibility
Long-term human resources strategy
Our AGRANA Code of Conduct summarises the fundamental rules of how we work together: both in terms of internal cooperation and our behaviour vis-a-vis external stakeholders. This Code of Conduct is complied with at all of our sites around the world. And we expect the same of our suppliers and business partners. As the keys to cooperation.
How we live up to our social responsibility at AGRANA
But that is not all. At AGRANA, we also demonstrate a global commitment to cultural and social issues beyond the scope of our business operations.
„Knowledge is fun“– this is the motto of the so-called “Lernhäuser“ of the Austrian Red Cross and Kurier Aid Austria (KAA). The Lernhäuser fill a gap in the provision of childcare and target especially children from educationally alienated backgrounds who cannot afford private tutoring. The children receive individual assistance, for example in doing their homework and preparing for schoolwork. With the support of the Lernhaus, AGRANA is making a valuable contribution to offering young people free learning assistance and thus giving them a better start in life.
CONCORDIA România works with children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, including orphans and children left behind by their parents. Through the management of residential groups, CONCORDIA România offers children a home where they can grow up protected and enables them to have a good and happy childhood. With the support of CONCORDIA, AGRANA is supporting an internationally active and independent aid organization that works for children, young people and families that need help.
AGRANA - Adding Value to Culture & the Arts
On one hand side Theater an der Wien, a prominent Vienna opera house with an excellent reputation. On the other side AGRANA, one of Austria's top industrial companies. Still: Theater an der Wien and AGRANA have much in common. To both the combination of tradition and modernity is of central importance - with top quality standards.
AGRANA supports Theater an der Wien in order to enable cultural events which are highly regarded and appreciated by all of the world's cultures and which establish a successful bridge between European tradition and international modernity. Exactly these thoughts can be found in the corporate vision of AGRANA: As a modern Austrian industrial corporation it aims at aligning the principles of the European way of life and tolerance with commercial success even in a globalised world.
As an important employer in Lower Austria, AGRANA is particularly committed to contributing to this region by means of supporting this musical festival. Through its sponsorship of this event, AGRANA has been able to help in making Grafenegg one of Lower Austria’s most important cultural centres and one with a truly international format.
Research & Development
For a number of years, AGRANA has been working together closely with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) and has also set up a foundation which supports the awarding of grants to ongoing scientific projects and promotes selected fields of study at the university. The aim here is to promote the subjects of agrarian economics, agrarian policy and food sciences at the university.
Since 2008, AGRANA has also supported the Association for the Promotion of Journalism in Lower Austria (Verein zur Förderung des Journalismus in Niederösterreich) and, in doing so, makes a contribution to the future professional development of up-and-coming economic journalists in Lower Austria. Furthermore, AGRANA provides grants for various projects in the area of scientific research.