Our company culture sees the uniqueness in every individual, unites different perspectives and experiences, and promotes respectful interactions with each other. We firmly believe that a diversity of genders, religions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and physical capabilities leads to a culture of tolerance and acceptance.
As an employer, we have always spoken out against and taken steps to prevent any form of discrimination. For example, in 2021, we updated our application process, so it no longer asks for any age or gender data. Through this, we hope to lay the groundwork for equal opportunity and outwardly promote our commitment to diversity and equal treatment. We also plan to take further steps toward strengthening these values both within the company and in our daily lives.
We know that it's our employees who make our business so unique and successful. Their passion, abilities, and skills are what make us strong. Our future is in their hands, which is why we encourage their development and growth. How do we do this?
Our "Development at Chrono24" concept contains defined development processes and is a significant component of our long-term growth. It helps orient employees, opens up new prospects, and creates the motivation to pursue personal development and a career. Dialogs between individual employees, leadership, and the people development department serve to identify potential, define development goals, and determine which measures will help individual employees fulfill their development plan. The development process also involves a constant flow of feedback. We strive to be innovative, creative, and bold in our thoughts and actions – just as our environment and team demand.
At Chrono24, we firmly believe that our platform's continued secure development is only possible if we identify potential threats early on. For this reason, our team of experts from various disciplines analyzes the data privacy and information security requirements in the early stages of the development process.
Beyond that, the data privacy of our users is absolutely critical. Many of our employees come into contact with our users and their data on a daily basis. Therefore, these employees receive additional, individualized training and support from our internal experts to guarantee the secure processing of our users' data.
In 2021, we took the first major step toward renewable energy by converting 57% of our headquarters in Karlsruhe to green power.
Our supplier has been certified by TÜV Nord: At least 70% of the power comes from new plants, creating that power results in no CO₂ emissions, and our supplier has no stake in any nuclear or coal companies. Furthermore, the supplier is actively working to build new green power plants.
As an IT and e-commerce company, energy is one of our most important resources, which is why this is only the beginning of our journey toward becoming a more sustainable business. We have set another ambitious goal for 2022: We want to switch our entire headquarters over to green energy and exclusively source our power from renewables.
Our first report on our operations in three areas: environmental, social, and corporate governance.