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Last update 31 March 2022

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Activities of head offices (NACE2 7010)

A holding company for a group engaged in the trade of precious metal and technology. Headquartered in Hanau, Germany, the company was founded in 1851. The company is one of the world's leading companies involved in precious metals and materials technology. Through its subsidiaries, it is active in the production and trading of precious materials and in activities related to complex materials technology. The company heads six companies: W. C. Heraeus, Heraeus Kulzer, Heraeus Electro-Nite, Heraeus Quarzglas, Heraeus Tenevo and Heraeus Noblelight. W. C. Heraeus is one of the world leaders in the industrial precious metals and special metals business. The company processes the precious metals gold, silver, platinum, and other platinum group metals as well as the special metals rhenium, tantalum, niobium, and beryllium, primarily into industrial and medical products. It produces precious metals from primary and secondary materials and trades in industrial precious metals. Heraeus Kulzer is one of the leading global companies in dentistry and dental technical products. The company offers a worldwide network of production, distribution and service. Heraeus Electro-Nite is the world's market leader in sensors and services for molten metal processes for the metallurgy of iron, steel and aluminum. Heraeus Quarzglas is one of the world's market and technology leaders in the manufacture and processing of high-purity quartz glass. Products of the company which are made of quartz glass are used in the production of large-scale and precision optics, microchips, in telecommunications and laser technology, analytics and in the chemical industry. Heraeus Tenevo develops and produces high-purity synthetic silica glass, a basic material for the production of optical fibers for the transmission of information and data. Heraeus Tenevo is an important partner of the telecommunications industry while Heraeus Noblelight is a market and technology leader in the production of specialty lighting sources. Heraeus Noblelight develops, manufactures, and markets infrared and ultraviolet light sources for applications in production, industrial process technology, environmental protection, medicine and cosmetics, research, development, and analytics.The company's vision is to achieve above-average growth both organically and through acquisitions, to strengthen the international market positions and customer partnerships, to expand the innovation leadership on the basis of a broad product range, to manage risks and opportunities with a sense of balance and proportion and to continuously foster management and employee development.

  • Germany (DE)
  • Company type: Corporate
  • Parent company: EVG TERTIO GMBH & CO. KG
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Dipl.-Ing. Franz Markus Karl Haniel
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  • RepRisk Indicator (last month):  7

Social dialog

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Universal declarations

Declarations and treaties recognised by the country where the company has its registered office

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  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of CDFL Workers (Strasbourg Charter 1989):
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union EU CFR (Nice Charter 2000):
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  • ILO C029 - Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29):
  • ILO C087 - Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87):
  • ILO C098 - Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98):
  • ILO C100 - Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100):
  • ILO C105 - Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105):
  • ILO C111 - Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111):
  • ILO C138 - Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138):
  • ILO C182 - Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182):

Directives applied in the company offices in EU 27

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