Social Fairness

As a family-run business, the well-being of our employees is of particular concern to us.  That’s why Windmöller not only has a workers’ council but also various programs and offers for mental and physical health.

Since 2015, we are offering all of our employees a broad range of healthcare management programmes for before, during and after work. Not only do we provide subsidised massage facilities on site, but also fresh fruit on a fortnight basis with fresh water also available at all times. Since 2002, we have also been working with a company doctor to provide monthly check-ups as well as further examinations and discussions. There is also the option of a free vaccination programme.

Windmöller has been involved in many different sports for years. Motivated employees continue to enter as a team in a range of competitions. To get fit for these events, our employees use the adjacent woodlands to organise their own training programmes. Alternatively, we can subsidise the monthly costs at participating gyms, swimming pools or physiotherapists by up to 50 %. Further details of other offers for employees are available here.

Opportunities for professional development are also made available to our employees. These include English courses, seminars in public speaking, presentation skills, among others. Each course is adapted to the individual employee and his area of work. It is not without reason that we were awarded TOP SME Employer 2017.


The Supply Chain Due Diligence Act is a German federal law which governs the economic activities of companies domiciled in Germany. The Supply Chain Act is intended to create a legal framework to protect the environment as well as human and children’s rights along global supply chains. Companies with more than 3,000 employees will have to comply with the Supply Chain Act from 2023. From as early as 2024, companies with more than 1,000 employees will have to comply.


  • setting up a risk management system
  • definition of in-house responsibility
  • regular performance of risk analysis
  • adoption of a policy statement
  • firm establishment of preventive measures in own business area and with respect to direct suppliers
  • taking remedial action
  • setting up a complaints procedure
  • implementation of due diligence with respect to risks at indirect suppliers
  • documentation and reportin

The purpose of the law is primarily the prevention of child labour, forced labour, discrimination and poor safety standards along the supply chain. The Supply Chain Act also addresses the topics of occupational safety and environmental protection. This means that accidents at work and work-related health hazards must be prevented by appropriate safety measures and environmental risks must be minimised.

The German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) audits the annual company reports on the results of risk analysis and compliance with the statutory requirements. A penalty of up to 50,000 euros can be imposed for infringements of orders from the BAFA. Fines of between 100,000 and 800,000 euros can be issued if no risk analysis is prepared, no complaints procedure is set up or any identified human rights violations are not remedied effectively

Download the detailed Fiscal Year 2021 Supply Chain Act report at the link below.

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