DFS receives award

Combining work and family: Award handed over in Berlin

17.06.2014.- Today, DFS received an award for its work on laying the foundations for the creation of family-friendly policies to support staff in combining work and family. The award was handed over by an organisation called berufundfamilie gGmbH, which was set up on the initiative of the non-profit Hertie Foundation. DFS can now count itself as one of the 322 companies, institutions and universities that were successfully certified after undergoing an audit of their HR policies in the last 12 months.

Finding a balance between the demands of work and the demands of family is an important issue in today's society – an issue which demands the attention of all employers. The certificates were handed over by Caren Marks (Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth), Iris Gleicke (Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) and Frank-Jürgen Weise (Chairman of the Board of the non-profit Hertie Foundation).

The DFS Board of Managing Directors expressed their pride in receiving the award. "DFS has always been a progressive, employee-friendly company," says DFS CEO Klaus-Dieter Scheurle, "I am very happy that we have received this award in recognition of our family-friendly policies today."

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law and has about 6,000 employees. DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. Around 2,000 air traffic controllers guide up to 10,000 flights in German airspace every day, and about three million movements every year. This makes Germany the country with the highest traffic volume in Europe. The company operates control centres in Langen, Bremen, Karlsruhe and Munich as well as 16 control towers at international airports in Germany. In addition, DFS is represented at the EUROCONTROL Control Centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Additional business units are Aeronautical Solutions (Consulting) and Aeronautical Information Management.