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Image database for all RENOLIT locations

Regardless of whether brochures or product catalogues, for the website, for media requests, as illustrative material or for presentations: Images and charts play an increasingly important role in many areas at RENOLIT. But what is interesting to look at can be really expensive, namely when the copyrights of images are violated or when they are purchased twice. To avoid this problem, Corporate Communications has recently created an image database for the whole company.

It includes, for example, images of our plants, production facilities, samples and decors as well as motifs for brochures and flyers. Apart for simplifying the search for images, it also significantly simplifies cooperation within RENOLIT because far larger image files can be transferred than, for example, by e-mail. A comprehensive administration area allows detailed authorizations to be obtained for individual users.

Since September, the first users are being trained to handle the image database with an emphasis on practical tips and the legal situations. In the meantime, there are 195 database users. The database contains over 4,500 files, equivalent to 60 gigabytes of data. But this is just the beginning: Up to 1 terabyte (equal to 1,024 GB) of data has been reserved for this purpose. And new users can always be registered.

If you need image material for your work and you are interested in accessing the database, please email Regine Koudela (regine.koudela@remove-this.renolit.com) with a copy to your supervisor.

One handbook for all emergencies

What should you do in case of fire? The answer to this question for a company is completely different than for an individual. Because, as opposed to private persons, a company has greater responsibilities for its employees and the environment. A company therefore has to take special measures to minimize damage and harm as far as possible.

In such cases, a selected team of staff are responsible. Apart from the plant manager, this team often includes the safety officer, the production manager, the head of the technical departments as well as other people with project management responsibilities. The emergency handbook determines how the emergency team works. This code of practice was created by Dr. Friedrich Möller from Corporate Safety and Health together with Corporate Communications. The handbook will be made available to all emergency team staff and is present in hardcopy in all emergency-response rooms.

The core question in this handbook is: Which measures should be taken in an emergency? The first step is, naturally, averting danger. But communications also play an important role, such as coordination within the emergency team and the release of information. Good contacts to the Fire Service and other institutions can save lives. Furthermore, legal requirements such as written notification to authorities have to be observed.

As soon as acute danger in an emergency is averted, the second step is to inform the employees and the public. This must be done very carefully. A problem which only causes very small material damage can seriously tarnish a company’s image. For this reason, in September, the heads of all German plants were trained in dealing with the press after emergencies. Training sessions for other people are scheduled for 2013.

The emergency handbook was used for the first time in an emergency drill at the Munich plant in September. The lessons learnt from this drill are currently being incorporated into the next version because the handbook can always be improved with new suggestions. In addition, the handbook is modified to satisfy the individual requirements of every location, including all important contact data to local authorities and the media.

Further emergency drills are planned in 2013 at the locations, Frankenthal, Thansau, Waldkraiburg and Worms which will generate additional, valuable findings for the emergency handbook. Because regardless of whether a drill or a real emergency, all people must know exactly what to do.

RENOLIT compliment cards now available from the promotional article shop

RENOLIT compliment cards are a nice touch, for example, to add a few friendly words to a posted item. As a result, they are now an integral part of the promotional article program. As with all other promotional articles, these compliment cards can be ordered online at www.promotions.renolit.com. They come in packs of 50 cards for a price of EUR 10.00 plus VAT. The cards are printed on high-quality 280 gram paper and measure 21.5 x 10.5 cm.

At least one person in every department is authorized to order promotional articles. If you want individual authorization for yourself, please pass your request to Corporate Communications, for the attention of Steffen Spendel (steffen.spendel@remove-this.renolit.com). Agreement by your supervisor will be necessary.

  • New intranet in 2013
    The new intranet, which will be introduced throughout the company in the course of 2013, offers a host of benefits: Many functions have been improved and navigation has been significantly simplified. In addition, the new version enables every RENOLIT location to have its own intranet.
  • Newsletter tool well-received
    The Typo3-based tool, with which the RENOLIT eCOMMUNICATION Newsletter is produced, has proved a great success. Five internal and external newsletters are already being produced with the help of the new system and more are planned. Anyone interested in this tool should contact Regine Koudela (regine.koudela@remove-this.renolit.com).
  • Topics for RENOLITnews 01/2013
    If you have any topic suggestions for issue 01/2013 of RENOLITnews, please contact Regine Koudela (regine.koudela@remove-this.renolit.com) or Steffen Spendel (steffen.spendel@remove-this.renolit.com).