TimoCom is committed to the environment and society
Out of conviction we are active with regard to environmental protection and are expanding our commitment in this area. "Green logistics" is not just an effective slogan, it is also a lived reality. Find out more about our company building, the TiComplex, our company ticket and TimoCom ecology.
In October 2014, TimoCom moved into the newly constructed 5-story "TiComplex", as of then, the new company building. With a modern geothermal system we, as IT service provider, show our flair for technical innovations. The system draws heat from 93 geothermal boreholes 42 to 160 metres deep for the building, whilst during the warm months the water from the ground is used to cool the offices' temperature. The ventilation system, as another component of the geothermal system, is also supplied with warm water in winter and cold water in summer, were as, in the office there is a constant room temperature between 19 and 23 degrees Celsius. The floor in all rooms is also a heating and cooling unit.
Located directly near the motorway A3 and A46, the traffic connection to get to TimoCom is great. The logistics to make it possible for 333 employees to travel through the small city of Erkrath is achieved by offering a company ticket. Car traffic as well as emissions can thus be reduced in the city. At the same time we, as Europe's largest transport platform, support regional public transport.
Environmental protection is very important to TimoCom. In addition to the energy efficient TiComplex building, sustainability and saving resources are at the top of the priorities list in day-to-day work. The following measures are implemented:
Energy requirements are 100% covered through renewable sources
Correspondence is sent CO2-neutral across Europe using the German post's GoGreen
Use of FSC certified paper exclusively
Awarded the "Green we can" seal for the TimoCom transport platform with which customers' vehicle capacity utilisation is optimised and thus CO2 emissions are reduced
As a socially responsible company, TimoCom dedicates itself to social issues. This takes place in cooperation with external agents by supporting non-profit associations, traffic safety education and youth development training. Well-being @ work is also achieved through healthy workplaces, health campaigns for employees and joint recreational activities.
TimoCom is committed to a number of non-profit projects and associations. As Europe's largest transport platform, our main focus lies on actions for logistics, but we also like to support regional matters and matters not necessarily related to logistics.
Warning: Blind spot!
The accident prevention initiative was implemented from 2012 until the end of 2016 by the association 'Die Transportbotschafter e.V.' (Ambassadors for transport) and drew attention to the danger of the blind spot large vehicles have. TimoCom financed the work of the association until the organisation ended its operational activity after five years. The issue "blind spot" is, nevertheless, so important that we have decided to continue offering the documents of the Transportbotschafter to download.
Here you can download the training guide to organise a "blind spot" seminar as well as the former brochure on traffic safety actions in PDF format.
The aim of DocStop is to provide HGV and bus drivers with better on-the-job assistance in case of illness. Already more than 700 doctors, clinics and hospitals throughout Germany participate. TimoCom also supports this cause with financial donations. True to the motto "a healthy driver is a safe driver" the association contributes to traffic safety on all roads. This offer is highly appreciated: around 400 professional drivers use this medical service every month, which is available if required via the 24-hour hotline. No matter where the driver is, it is an average of 1.5 kilometres to the next doctor.
The main focus lies on intercultural work with children and teenagers in the community centres "Mosaik" and "cube". TimoCom is a company with international employees, cultural diversity and a great local commitment. Therefore, TimoCom and the "Wirtschaftskreis Erkrath" support the effort of the association 'füreinander e.V.'.
Aktionstag der Wirtschaft, Erkrath
Since 2013, the 'Wirtschaftskreis Erkrath' organises once a year in September the "Aktionstag der Wirtschaft". Companies with headquarters in Erkrath, also TimoCom, release employees for a whole day to support social associations in different projects. TimoCom's employees have been helping out with their expertise in "data protection in Facebook", "how to apply for jobs correctly" as well as handymen in community centres for teenagers as "Mosaik" and "cube" for the association 'füreinander e.V.'.
Since 2013, TimoCom and Berufskolleg Hilden have a binding cooperation. Within the cooperation, students will be prepared for work life by TimoCom employees. They receive a training in the scrum method from the IT service provider, a kind of project management within software development. Beyond that, TimoCom shows future planners how to use the TimoCom transport platform to get a feeling of what work life could be and also how to use planning software.
Well-being @ TimoCom
TimoCom ensures a pleasant work atmosphere and health opportunities to its employees.
Workplace: besides ergonomic working spaces with eye friendly lighting, we offer, accessible to all employees, creative rooms and meeting corners. These are available for small spontaneous meetings. Furthermore, a modern and economically friendly air conditioning creates a pleasant climate.
Break: in "Timos Esszimmer" (TimoCom's dining room), a cooking team focuses on balanced nutrition and takes care of the well-being of our employees. The sunny terrace, with roofed wicher beach chairs, water columns and greenery, also provide a nice get away from the office as well as the two leisure rooms. There you can play table football, billiard and video game console.
Health: regular health events take place in cooperation with health insurance companies. Our employees have already gone through a running analysis to find the right training shoes, they have had their backs checked, received tips and recipes for healthy smoothies and have even tried them directly in the dining room.
Leisure time: TimoCom offers a variety of team-building activities during the year, both voluntary and interdepartmental, which addresses various areas of interest. These include, e.g., joint covered wagon trips, cooking courses, bowling, museum visits, Christmas tree chopping, viewing football events. The management also invites employees to a breakfast on a regular basis to exchange information.
TimoCom gives great importance to a collegial working atmosphere amongst all employees.
We also offer our employees promising working conditions. These include:
Occupational pensions and fair social contributions
Regular health days and voluntary health checks by the company's doctor
Workshops and trainings
Managers and group leaders come up from inside the company
External events such as sport events, language courses and company parties
Over 400 colleagues from more than 24 countries are currently working at TimoCom. We see this international scope and the associated different mentalities and experiences as a great asset to our company.
In addition, we offer our young professionals a sound training. Our training concept is, in the truest sense of the word, "excellent". TimoCom received the "Certificate for Youth Development Training" from the Federal Employment Agency in the year 2009.