Our guiding values
Experience values – every day anew!
As CEO of the Berner Group I am proud to be able to say: 8,500 employees in three divisions at 55 locations are jointly directing the group of companies towards the future.
My father and company founder Albert Berner already shaped the Berner Group through the values underlying his actions and thus made it successful.
This success story and the underlying values will continue to shape us in the future and form one part of the values. Another part sets the stage for mastering the global challenges of the 21st century with courage and agility.
be Berner Group!
Christian A. W. Berner
CEO Berner Group
Berner Group Value Award 2017
Let actions speak, experience values!
Corporate values only make a difference if they are practiced daily and by all employees. They shape how we appear, how we communicate with customers, with partners and with each other; how we act and make decisions. At some point they become part of “our DNA”.
Many employees are already demonstrating what the values mean in practice. We have therefore set out on a Group-wide search, across all locations and departments, for colleagues who stand for our values with their personal stories – in line with the motto “Let actions speak, experience values”.
Numerous entries were discussed by a jury and evaluated according to defined criteria. We found many great stories:
Winning story b.brave
This literally “worthwhile” story is about Markus Bode and his courage as a student and intern to approach Mr. Berner at our values kick-off event and point out ways to improve logistics.
See for yourself – our winning story for b.brave
Winning story b.hungry
b.hungry – what does that mean in concrete terms? Not letting setbacks get you down, not losing your ambition, believing in yourself.
Sergej Miller, field sales representative at Berner Germany, shows us how much this value pays off in our everyday working life.
Winning story b.connected
In the fast-paced, digitalised business world, the most successful companies are those that are able to network to the maximum. Exchanging information and knowledge, learning from each other, implementing quickly – that’s how we get ahead. This is what our important driver value b.connected stands for.
Alexander Tenner, sales consultant at BTI, impressively shows how this can look in practice
Winning Story Special Award
Our shared values make our group of companies and each individual employee something very special. Not only do they provide support and orientation, they also lead us to success when lived out on a daily basis.
What our six values achieve can be seen impressively in what Andrew Firth has achieved together with the KENT team in Italy.
b.brave, b.hungry, b.connected, b.responsible, b.real, b.proud or simply b.bernergroup!