In 2020, the company was named one of the 100 best employers in Germany in the Great Place to Work competition in which 840 participants took part. Hochland finished 21st in the category of companies with 501 to 2,000 employees and ranked third among all manufacturing companies in this group. The underlying survey took place in 2019 – that is why the result is included in the report.
In surveys conducted by the news magazine Focus , Hochland was ranked the 166th most popular employer in Germany in 2018. The ranking comprised a total of 1,000 companies. In 2019, Hochland was awarded the title of test winner by Focus for the company’s sustainable commitment and the Sustainable Commitment Award: Great for the Almette brand.
For the sixth time in a row, the two sites in Heimenkirch and Schongau were awarded the prize for exemplary commitment to health and safety at work in May 2019 by the Berufsgenossenschaft Nahrungsmittel und Gastgewerbe (BGN), the trade association for the food and catering industry.
In 2019, the Patros brand received the Brand of the Century award from the weekly newspaper Die Zeit for the second time.
The Silverpack Award packaging prize was awarded to Hochland at the beginning of 2018 for the FSC cardboard box for Hochland processed cheese slices.
In 2018, Grünländer brand products were awarded both Product of the Year and first place in the HIT trade survey conducted by the trade magazine Lebensmittel Praxis.
In 2017, products of the Almetteand Grünländer brands each received a gold medal from Milch-Marketing magazine. The following year, a silver medal was awarded for the products Patros Hirtencreme, Patros Ofen Genuss as well as for the Hochland Sandwich Slices. In 2019, Hochland Hofkäse aus dem Allgäu was first.
As part of the quality tests for dairy products, the German Agricultural Society(DLG) awarded Hochland 90 gold and 12 silver medals in the reporting period.
Hochland is active in a large number of associations, initiatives and working groups. The most important memberships include:
Employers’ Association of the Bavarian Food Industry
Wage Commission of the Bavarian Dairy Industry
Bavarian Milk Promotion Fund
Dairy Industry Association
Association of the Bavarian Private Dairies
Association of the Bavarian Private Dairy Industry
Bavarian Milk Producers’ Association
Centre for Food and Packaging Technology
Initiatives and Working Groups
Board of Directors of the Employers’ Association for Food and Peasure
Board of Directors of the Employers’ Association of the Bavarian Food Industry
Chair of the Working Group on Sustainability within the framework of the sector strategy
Chairman of the Social Policy Committee of the Dairy Industry Association
Chairman of the Bavarian Dairy Industry Tariff Commission
Deputy Chairman Bavarian Milk Promotion Fund
Supervisory Board mandate Hamburger Pensionsverwaltung eG
Cooperation milch.bayern e. V.
Cooperation with the Association of the Bavarian Private Dairy Industry
Cooperation with the Dairy Industry Association
Cooperation in the working group quality and food safety, McDonald’s Germany Supplier Council
Cooperation in the sustainability working group , McDonald’s Germany Supplier Council
Cooperation in the TPM working group , McDonald’s Germany Supplier Council
Cooperation in the strategic working group packaging, Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd
Member of the Centre for Sustainable Management, University of Witten/Herdecke