Since 2008 a team composed of representatives from Ölz management, quality assurance, production and procurement has been working on important CSR issues. These activities enable the company to lead the way in acting responsibility when it comes to the core issue of treating the environment, employees, customers and resources in a sustainable manner.
We take great care when baking for you and strive to fulfil the wishes of our consumers as well as meeting their needs. We are able to gain an insight into our customers' wishes through the use of surveys, tastings and feedback.
Since 2009 START-Vorarlberg has been supporting young people from migrant backgrounds through to their school leaving examinations in a special scholarship programme. The Vorarlberg initiative was initiated by the Piz Buin Foundation and is already supported by 28 sponsors, companies, private individuals and organisations.
Ölz has been involved right from the start as a sponsor of the Vorarlberg scholarship programme for selected young people from migrant backgrounds. "We are very pleased to be supporting the START project. Encouraging young talent, wherever it may come from, is very important to us. After all, good, motivated employees are the most important factor in the success of our company. We need educated young people in our country in order to secure our future," explains Daniela Kapelari-Langebner, Managing Director of Marketing and Sales.
For years now staff and management at Ölz have been supporting the charity Caritas in their mother and child accommodation service.
Caritas is a charitable organisation run by the Catholic Church which is active both regionally and internationally on behalf of people in difficult life circumstances and emergency situations – irrespective of social, religious or national background. Caritas has decades of experience and with the high level of commitment shown by its staff, members and partners the organisation is able again and again to help people in poverty and need and to give them hope.
Food is precious and in our society it is far too frequently thrown away without even thinking about it. Ölz is Austria's most popular brand of baked goods and is working actively against this needless waste. Every day we take products which have to be discarded from food retail outlets and make them available directly to SOMA social supermarkets.
This collaboration with the SOMA supermarkets gives our Ölz products a second chance at life! After all, there's no need to waste food and throw it in the bin just because it no longer looks its best due to damage in storage or to breakage, or because it goes out of date tomorrow.
This is how Ölz is 100% behind the SOMA Austria motto "helfen statt entsorgen" (help, not waste). SOMA Österreich & Partner is an umbrella organisation which supports all the social supermarkets working in accordance with the SOMA principles and statutes.With the motto "helfen statt entsorgen" (help, not waste) SOMA Austria supports fellow citizens who are unable to share the benefits of our prosperity.The aim is to make the day-to-day their lives easier and to provide them with food.
Many years ago Ölz, in collaboration with SPAR Oberösterreich, began selling goods in support of the association PIA. In all branches of SPAR in Upper Austria the profits from the sale of a selection of Ölz baked goods goes to PIA.
The association PIA – prevention, advice and therapy for victims of sexual violence – helps victims of sexual violence and their friends and family members by providing therapy and advice.
Ölz products are sold in aid of a good cause as part of the annual joint campaign by Ölz and SPAR Carinthia and Eastern Tyrol. As a customer it's really easy to help: when you buy certain Ölz products, 10 cents go directly to Kinderkrebshilfe in Carinthia.
A cancer diagnosis in children and young people cuts deeply into the lives of the children affected and their families. Kinderkrebshilfe provides direct help, counselling and advice to families who find themselves in financial straits and difficulties due to cancer affecting a child.With the aid of private donations, the charity helps to fund facilities suitable for children, development, education and training activities and research projects.
Rettet das Kind is an independent Austrian children's charity which is active in promoting the rights of children and the rights of people with learning disabilities and multiple disabilities. Ölz contributes here, too, with donations from sales promotions.
The objective is to provide support to people with disabilities, children and young people and their families and to protect them from poverty, exclusion, isolation, violence, neglect and an inability to cope in our society.
Distribution not destruction, that is the guiding principle of TISCHLEIN DECK DICH VORARLBERG - the name comes from the fairytale "The Wishing Table". As a food producer we are able to support this vision 100%. Ölz products which have been damaged in transit, are left over as a result of overproduction and short dated products are donated to the association. This then provides support to people in need, supplying food of perfect quality which can no longer be sold in the shops.