The HOCHDORF Group maintains a lively exchange with numerous internal and external stakeholders and target groups. Open and trusting relationships with customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders are crucial to us. We also maintain regular contact with authorities, associations and the local population. We experience strong support for our economic success at our sites. In our function as an employer, we bear a great economic responsibility, currently employing 391 members of staff in Switzerland. Local workers also benefit from our investment projects and maintenance work whenever it is technically sensible and feasible.
Our economic and political role
In terms of agriculture production, the HOCHDORF Group sees itself as a customer and partner. With the purchase, processing and sale of agricultural raw materials, we enable many farming families to earn a regular income.
HOCHDORF is involved in numerous industry organisations, interest groups, specialist commissions and working groups to promote good understanding, such as the Federation of Swiss Food Industries (fial), the Swiss Milk Sector Organisation (BOM) and the Swiss milk industry association (VMI).
HOCHDORF attaches great importance to open and transparent communication. Its Brand & Communication Service Centre ensures that information is up-to-date, relevant, open and tailored to the target groups, both internally and externally.
Numerous internal communication channels enable comprehensive information from the CEO to the employees and vice versa. The communication channels are regularly reviewed and adapted to current developments. An additional channel is the Employee Commission, which meets regularly with the CEO and the Head of HR.
The Annual Report, a letter to shareholders on the interim results, the customer magazine HOCHDORF Inside, e-newsletters and various social media channels keep shareholders and customers up to date, e.g. on the course of business, product innovations, Group development and market developments. Media representatives and analysts are also informed about the annual figures at the annual results press conference. The HOCHDORF Group informs all stakeholders about special events on an ad hoc basis, through press releases, as promptly as possible. All the latest information is available on the website (www.hochdorf.com) at all times.