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IMI Way Day at Buschjost: Raising awareness of exemplary behaviour

HR Manager Lutz Missbach presented the revised version of the IMI Way.

The IMI Way was discovered in various working groups via a series of games.

On 13.06.2012 all business operations at Buschjost GmbH in Bad Oeynhausen were at rest. The reason for this was the in-house training exercise, "IMI Way Day", which Buschjost's parent company, IMI plc, was carrying out the same day at all IMI branches wherever they were in the world.

Last Wednesday the entire workforce received training on changes to the IMI Way and existing knowledge was broadened. IMI's values - top performance, innovation and integrity - took centre stage along with IMI's 150-year history. During a four-hour training session in the Fennel Innovation Centre, drawing on real examples, employees learned at first hand about the need for ethically exemplary behaviour. Subsequent presentations back at Buschjost dealt with adhering to rules relating to fair business processes and raised staff awareness regarding the care that needed to be taken when using social media (Facebook etc.). Much attention was also given to issues of health and safety at work. During breaks in the presentations staff were able to obtain information regarding possible risks of accidents and risks to health by visiting the training vehicle of the Energy, Textile, Electronics and Media Products Trade Association.

During the training session and in the days thereafter the workforce, in the spirit of the IMI Way, also raised funds for the Bad Oexen Children's Centre Support Group. This is to support the rehabilitation of children and young people staying at the Bad Oexen clinic following cancer treatment.

The IMI Way was initiated by IMI plc in May 2009. This is a code of conduct for all staff members within the IMI Group. Values in support of fair business conduct for the long term are anchored in the IMI Way. in order for each member of staff to know and internalise these values it is important that they should be communicated continuously and even more important that they should also be lived.