Around Rhenus 01/18
The “Vektor” award is presented by the employers’ association in the Republic of Poland every year; it is the largest Polish business association with 19,000 member companies that have more than five million employees. Dr Andrzej Malinowski, the President of the Employers’ Association, presented the “Vektor 2017” to twelve prize-winners at a ceremonial gala in Warsaw on 13 January 2018 – including one to Norbert Rethmann, a Member and the Honorary Chairman of the RETHMANN Group’s Supervisory Board; the Group is active in the Polish market through its REMONDIS, Rhenus and SARIA divisions.
Norbert Rethmann was delighted to receive the award and expressed his gratitude. “We came to Poland in 1992 and were treated as friends and partners. The business activities have developed very well thanks to the work of many outstanding Polish employees. The corporate Group now employs about 4,500 people in all at approximately 70 Polish business sites through its REMONDIS, Rhenus and SARIA divisions. Our Group operates in many different countries, but Poland and the people who live in this beautiful country are especially close to my heart.”
The “Vektor” is recognition for outstanding contributions to the Polish economy and for creating a business-friendly and innovative environment. Norbert Rethmann was honoured for his many years of personal commitment in establishing good relations between Poland and Germany and the constant investments in the Polish market. The award also takes into account his many different projects in the social and ecological fields.
The official function brought together representatives from the worlds of politics, business, culture and the media. The honorary guest at this year’s prize-giving ceremony was the Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, who was honoured with the “Super Vektor” for his strategy for developing the economy in a responsible manner.