Our employees’ skills, dedication and passion have made an important contribution to making us the global market leader in chemical distribution. Through Project Brenntag, we aim to achieve sustainable organic earnings growth. We intend to further expand our leading position and set the company up for the future. The transformation programme envisages extensive changes for our company.
To support the transformation process internally, we have put in place a change management team headed by Dani Cao.
“Successful transformations are all about people. We therefore accompany leaders and employees on their journey from understanding the need and scope of our transformation, to commitment, and implementing the initiatives of Project Brenntag in close collaboration across functions and regions,” says Dani Cao.
The team ensures that the transformation processes and measures are smoothly integrated into day-to-day business and employees always have a contact available to answer questions and give advice. This is a complex task, as there will be change at all levels of the hierarchy. The team developed detailed information materials and various tools that the members of Brenntag’s global leadership team, the management level below the Board of Management, can share with their staff.
“The change management team focuses on enabling leaders to guide their teams through the transformation by providing exchange platforms, training tools, and facilitating continuous dialogue. We enable them to communicate consistently to all employees,” explains Dani Cao.
In addition, regular and consistent internal communication takes place across various channels with the two-fold aim of informing employees about the progress in implementing Project Brenntag and obtaining feedback and reactions from the workforce. For our employees are the basis of our success. Only if the transformation is broadly supported can we as a team be successful.
In addition to the changes that Project Brenntag entails internally, our change management team is also concerned with how our new approach is received by our business partners. To this end, we are in constant dialogue with our stakeholders, including customers and suppliers.
“We ensure close feedback loops with our stakeholders. We are continuously interviewing our leaders and support the customer and supplier communication of our account teams. We are thus able to monitor the feedback of our business partners and ensure smooth operational implementation,” says Dani Cao.