Career & Life

Our central pledge as employer

We develop and market innovative chemical products. Solving the challenges posed by our customers is something we do with enthusiasm, passion and fun.

We hold those who put their heart into their work in high regard and give them the freedom to work independently and flexibly with self-determination. The success of this approach is reflected in the trusting and friendly way we treat each other.

As a future-oriented company, we guarantee our staff all the benefits offered by a modern and reliable employer.

We can only be successful together! This claim has driven us to allow employees to reconcile job and family through highly varied, family-friendly measures. Reconciliation can mean many things. Whether searching for day care for children, a flexible working hour model is needed or care for a family member must be organised – we help our employees!

Our BÜFA Minis

We have been offering a comprehensive day care centre for children for many years now. Every day our employees’ children from the age of 6 months until they go to kindergarten are taken care of here. From 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. these children are cared for by qualified nursery school teachers so that their parents can carry out their work without any worries.

What can you do when a family member needs long-term nursing care? To ensure that our employees are well informed on the subject of nursing care, we have concluded a cooperation with AWO-Senior-Service. AWO gives comprehensive advice to our employees and makes recommendations for further measures.

BÜFA Care Fund

Another family-friendly measure we offer is our BÜFA Care Fund. In the event that our employees need to care for close relatives and all other possibilities provided by law have been exhausted, employees can apply for BÜFA Caregiver Leave. Under a company agreement, we have created a rule that allows paid leave for up to two months.

We have set up various information and communication circles, for example the Work Life Club and regular get-togethers for parents on maternity or child leave. When creating working hour models, our employees and their superiors are extremely creative, making practically anything possible. And many other things ....

As you can see – BÜFA is  family-friendly!

We accord high value to a safe workplace in our corporate philosophy. The same applies for the transition to a secure retirement.

BÜFA offers its staff their own company pension scheme that allows them to supplement the state pension scheme with attractive modules by means of tax free salary conversions and social security contributions.

Through voluntary contributions by BÜFA – supplemented by additional payments based on collective wage agreements – an instrument earning lucrative interest has been created that allows all "Büfians" to structure their old age pension individually.

We promote a systematic and holistic approach to maintaining the health of our employees. First of all, we further educate management on this subject and optimise job and work processes. We also offer not only a number of situational preventive health measures but also behavioural preventive measures.

Live and work healthier

For example, we take part in the Hansefit company fitness programme. Around 170 of our employees keep themselves fit in participating fitness studios, swimming pools or other sport facilities. And if anyone still has problems with their back, they can also profit from our physical therapy offers.

But that’s not all! We also have a jogging group and participate in different competitions – from a run around Zwischenahn Lake in Bad Zwischenahn to a fountain race in Eversten all the way to the Oldenburg Marathon. From April to October there are also possibilities to train for sport badges and we also offer cooking classes for young and old. Since 2016 our employees can also lease a bike or e-bike through BÜFA on very favourable terms.

Not only our continuously lower number of days lost due to illness but also the distinction of being honoured with the Corporate Health Award in recognition of our commitment to a healthier lifestyle confirm that BÜFA’s extensive company health management policy sustainably improves the well-being of its employees.

From April to October there are also possibilities to train for sport badges and we also offer cooking classes for young and old. Since 2016 our employees can also lease a bike or e-bike through BÜFA on very favourable terms.

Not only our continuously lower number of days lost due to illness but also the distinction of being honoured with the Corporate Health Award in recognition of our commitment to a healthier lifestyle confirm that BÜFA’s extensive company health management policy sustainably improves the well-being of its employees.