Under the Kemperfit label, sausage producer H. Kemper GmbH & Co. KG from Nortrup offers all its employees and trainees the opportunity to do something for their health.
In addition to having an agreement with Deluxe Fitness gym in Bersenbrück, the company is set to offer the option of cycling to work on a leased company bicycle in the future. It also organises various activities throughout the year. Trainee sports day, running clubs, sports badges... things are moving at Kemper!
Since the beginning of November 2016, thanks to the company fitness model, Kemper employees have been able to carry out health training that is tailored to their working processes for a reduced monthly fee at the gym. The training also involves Daniel Keim and Kristine Hagen from Deluxe Fitness gym making on-site plant and workplace visits to the Nortrup site.
Under the motto 'Ride a company bike, save on costs', the range of additional services will be expanded in 2017 to include bicycle leasing. In the future, thanks to a collaboration with Radhuus Strohschnieder and Derby-Cycle, high-quality sports and leisure bikes as well as ever-more popular e-bikes can be leased through the company. This opportunity operates through deferred compensation and with the engagement of the one-percent regulation for service vehicles, thus enabling individuals to enjoy a substantial cost advantage compared to a direct purchase.
With these two, and many other, benefits, the community spirit at Kemper is growing all the time, especially when it comes to sport. For some time, a running group has been established that meets once a week after work, helping staff be physically active together. Moreover, since this summer, several employees have taken advantage of the offer to become involved with the Deutsches Sportabzeichen (German Sports Badge). "Our goal is to encourage every employee, as far as possible, to get active with an ever-expanding selection of sporting activities", says Marcus Rieger, Head of HR at Kemper. "The promotion of health through prevention is always better than cure."
This prevention approach starts with the youngest members of the Kemper team: the 50+ trainees. "The first trainee sports day in October 2016 was met with a very positive response. We are sure that it was not the last", says Kai Brinkmann, Kemper's training manager.
Many thanks to the staff at AOK and the many volunteers from Nortrup sports club, who supported us in its implementation and organisation.