Around 500 DER travel agencies throughout Germany will forgo the use of plastic carrier bags in the future, thus saving around 100,000 bags annually. Effective immediately, DER travel experts will use paper and woven carrier bags made of recycling materials or so-called conversion bags for travel documents and catalogues.
"Prohibiting the production of plastic bags is in keeping with DER Touristik's sustainability strategy. We want to partake in this and are therefore relying on sustainable bags for the sake of the environment," says Andreas Heimann, Managing Director of DER Reisebüro. In addition, DER Reisebüro will follow the model of the parent company REWE Group, which already relies on reusable carrier alternatives in all REWE and PENNY stores.
DER Touristik ranked 13th in the category “gastronomy, hotels, entertainment, fitness and tourism” in a list compiled by the German magazine “Focus Business.” It was a ranking that put the company ahead of all other traditional tourism operations. The study, conducted from June to December 2016, was designed to find German companies where employees are particularly satisfied with their jobs.
The results were based on a survey of more than 18,000 employees in Germany that was conducted by the Statista research institute. The respondents answered 50 questions about the work environment, internal communications, remuneration, image and management style. The most important aspect of the questionnaire: Would the respondent recommend his or her job to friends and relatives?
The study was complemented by a user survey conducted on the social media platform Xing and by ratings of the identified companies on the Kununu platform.
Like DER Touristik, more than 1,000 best employers in 22 industries may now use the seal “FOCUS TOP National Employer”.
Would you like to get to know DER Touristik as an employer?
You will have an opportunity to do so at one of the following trade fairs and events:
8-9 June 2017 vocatium in Offenbach, a trade fair for secondary school students
17 June 2017 Women & Work in Bonn (representatives at the REWE Group’s booth)
6-7 July 2017 vocatium in Stuttgart