Distinctions and successes

Over the years we have received many distinctions. These successes serve to affirm our actions and represent an obligation towards the future development of the company.

2017

Awarded: Piepenbrock is one of Germany's top employers
For the fourth time in a row, Piepenbrock has been awarded as one of Germany's best employers. This is the result of a study which is annually conducted and published by the magazine Focus in cooperation with the career network Xing as well as the rating platform Kununu. This ranking is based on the opinions of over 100 000 employees about their employers.





Piepenbrock is excellent training company
As the first company in the new year, the Piepenbrock Service GmbH + Co. KG was happy to accept the coveted award as "IHK-Top-Ausbildungsbetrieb" of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Osnabrück - Emsland - Grafschaft Bentheim. During the ceremonial handover, the managing partner Arnulf Piepenbrock received the certificate from Marco Graf, the managing director of the IHK.

2016

Top-employer: Piepenbrock has been awarded for the third time
Once again, the study “Deutschlands beste Arbeitgeber” by the news magazine Focus and the career network Xing ranked Piepenbrock as one of the best employers within its branch. Already for the third time, the Osnabrück-based building service provider positioned itself among the most employee-friendly organizations in the federal comparison. For the evaluation, more than 70,000 employees and workers of various hierarchical levels and ages have been asked about their employer. Key question of the comprehensive questionnaire: Would the employee recommend the company to friends and relatives?

Regional engagiert
Piepenbrock received the award "Regional engagiert". This is a certificate of the "Unternehmen für die Region" association that rewards and visualises social commitment of corporations. The "Piepenbrock Azubi-Projekttage", which already received numerous award, were successfully evaluated according to the criteria social relevance, project initiation, degree of documentation, sustainable effect, and support of the region. As for many other family-owned and medium-sized companies, social commitment is nothing special but rather everyday life for Piepenbrock.

Successfully family-operated
The foundation Stiftung Familienunternehmen recently awarded Piepenbrock as one of the "Top 100 Familienunternehmen“ in Germany. Together with the Centre for European Economic Research and the Center for Small and Medium Sized Business Research at the University of Mannheim, the foundation conducted a reasearch to examine the economical importance of the 500 biggest family-owned businesses according to employment and turnover.


Piepenbrock awarded as "Hidden Champion"
n-tv, for the sixth time in 2016, honoured medium-sized enterprises as "Hidden Champion". During the award presentation ceremony in Frankfurt on the Main, the news channel honoured Piepenbrock for the project "Piepenbrock Clean Water" as well as the "apprentice project days" in the category "responsibility". Previously, n-tv shot a film at the service center of the building service provider.

2015


German Private Institute for Sustainability and Economy confirmed sustainability expertise
Piepenbrock again has been awarded the seal “Gesicherte Nachhaltigkeit” by the German Private Institute for Sustainability and Economy. The final report of the re-audit underlined the sustainability competence of the facility management company. A questionnaire analytically considered the sustainability efforts of Piepenbrock. The family-owned company passed the examination for the second time. Piepenbrock is on top of all analyzed companies of similar size. The overall result is 83 percent, which is classified as “very good” according to evaluation.


Pride 175
In 2015, Piepenbrock was awarded the seal of diversity "Pride 175". Here, the career exhibition "Sticks & Stones" and Völklinger Kreis e. V. recognise companies and organisations who show a commitment towards equal opportunities and show appreciation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual/transgender and intersexed staff (LGBTI). To qualify, an extensive audit must be carried out. In six different categories, companies and organisations were required to provide details about measures against homophobia and transphobia, equal opportunities, promotion of LGBTI staff as well as support for transsexual/transgender and intersexed staff. Piepenbrock subsequently did not only receive the award itself but also two bonus stars for its activities in providing equal opportunities for LGBTI staff as well as its efforts against homophobia.

Piepenbrock is among Germany's best employers
According to the news magazine Focus and the career network Xing, Piepenbrock is one of Germany's best employers. Among other big corporations in the service industry, Piepenbrock came second. The distinction was given to the top three companies from 22 areas of industry, split into large and medium-sized companies. For the evaluation, roughly 20,000 employees were asked about their employers in a survey. The survey analysed a total of 2000 companies with at least 500 employees. The results were supplemented by more than 23,000 ratings from the Kununu platform.

2014

Piepenbrock best service provider in Germany for recruiting
On 8th July 2014, "Best Recruiters" distinguished the employers with the best recruiting in Germany. The survey put Piepenbrock at the top of the service providers. In the overall list, Piepenbrock achieved 84.5 percent just behind EY Deutschland (management consultants, 88 percent) and Bertelsmann (media, 86.5 percent). The pillars of the survey were "online recruiting presence", "online job vacancy analysis" and "treatment of applicants". Based on a catalogue of 81 criteria, the recruiting measures from a total of 516 German employers were analysed from the applicants' perspective.
 
Deloitte distinguishes Piepenbrock with "Axia Award 2013"
Deloitte presented four medium-sized companies from the northern region with the "Axia Award 2013". Piepenbrock was distinguished for its successful business model with sound financing and a range of services throughout Germany. The sustainability report of the company, it is said, is a mark of its qualitative market leadership. Further indications of sustainability are the long-term co-operation with customers and the high degree of staff loyalty compared with the industry average.


 
Sustainability certificate for Piepenbrock
The German private institute for sustainability and economy has awarded Piepenbrock the seal of "Trusted sustainability". In this way, the holistically arranged sustainability management of the company is certified, the economic, ecological and social aspects are considered to be balanced.
With 82 percent, Piepenbrock achieved a very good result. Supplements, extensions and changes are updated every year and added to the test report on an ongoing basis. Based on this, the certificate and seal of approval are regularly updated.
 
Piepenbrock is among Germany's best employers
According to the news magazine Focus and the career network Xing, Piepenbrock is one of Germany's best employers. Among other big corporations in the service industry, Piepenbrock came second. The distinction was given to the top three companies from 22 areas of industry, split into large and medium-sized companies. For the evaluation, roughly 20,000 employees were asked about their employers in a survey. The survey analysed a total of 2000 companies with at least 500 employees. The results were supplemented by more than 23,000 ratings from the Kununu platform.

2013

Facebook page takes 1st place
In the social media study by Dr. ZitelmannPB. GmbH, which was published in 2013, Piepenbrock achieved 1st place with its Facebook company page in the subsection of facility managers. Compared with the competition, Piepenbrock impressed with the highest number of active users on its social media site.



 
Apprentice project days
Piepenbrock's "Apprentice project days" in the Stechlin-Ruppiner Land nature reserve have been distinguished as "Project of UN Decade on Biological Diversity". The campaign of the United Nations distinguishes projects focused in an exemplary way on maintaining ecological diversity. Prospective building cleaners got hands-on in the company-owned forest by clearing an area of heathland of wood. In this way, they formed the basis to allow continued growth of specific animal and plant life in the sandy heathland.


 

Piepenbrock among best employers in Berlin 2013
Piepenbrock has been distinguished as one of 75 companies for its staff-friendly corporate culture. The family-run business received the three star special award "Employer brand". 160 of the largest employers in the metropolis of Berlin were examined in terms of the strength of their employer brand. Piepenbrock was found to be way above-average.

2012

Customer champion Piepenbrock
The Piepenbrock Group became Germany's customer champion on 8th May 2012 in the competition for "Deutschlands Kundenchampions® 2012". During the national corporate competition, service providers put their successful customer relations management to the test. It was above all the ratings from a pool of a hundred customers that had a significant influence on the end result. Predominantly, factors such as emotional customer loyalty, customer satisfaction, complaints management and corporate image were taken into consideration here.
 
A real piece of Osnabruck
Piepenbrock is part of Osnabruck and influences the city's image – this was confirmed by a survey of Osnabruck's citizens. During the "Osnabruck Original" competition, Piepenbrock was voted among the winners in the corporation category.



 
Company with vision
The branch of Piepenbrock security services in Leipzig was distinguished as a "Company with vision". 50 percent of the 136 employees are over 50 years old and supplement each other optimally in terms of age, specialist knowledge and performance level. The award was presented by the German Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.




Piepenbrock wins training award in property cleaning profession
The Federal Guild of the Property Cleaning Trade (BIV) distinguished the Piepenbrock branch in Berlin with the training award 2012. The jury praised Piepenbrock's impressive complete package and the outstanding training measures overall.

2011

Sustainability report in top 40
With its sustainability report, Piepenbrock took part in the IÖW/future ranking for small and medium-sized companies. The ranking is supported by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the council for sustainable development. Piepenbrock's sustainability report made the top 40.


 
 
Piepenbrock nominated for German Engagement Award 2011
For its 63 child sponsorships in Laos, Piepenbrock was nominated for the German Engagement Award in the economy category. The award distinguishes organisations, companies and persons who engage themselves voluntarily. The distinction is given by the alliance for public benefit.


 

MuldeParadies wins regional "Gardens in the city" competition
The "MuldeParadies" in Zwickau was victorious in the regional "Gardens in the city" competition in Saxony. Together with Piepenbrock, Zwickau council's gardens and cemeteries department was responsible for the landscaping design. The "Gardens in the city" competition was hosted by the association of garden, landscape and sports ground construction in Saxony (Verband Garten- und Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau Sachsen e.V.) and promoted by the State Ministry of the Environment and Agriculture. Within the scope of the competition, awards were given to green areas created by architects and landscaping companies.


 

"Training buddy 2011" goes to Piepenbrock
The campaign for "trade training sponsorships" acknowledges the Piepenbrock branch in Berlin as a "Reinickendorf training buddy". The award is presented in close co-operation with the Reinickendorf district. The judges praised Piepenbrock's significant development in the area of apprenticeship training in Berlin.