Our mission, values & behavioral principles
The family company Worlée has been active in the international raw materials market for more than 160 years. We have seen economic crises come and go and survived difficult times together with our customers as well as with our partners. These times have borne witness to mass unemployment and money that was no longer worth any more than paper upon which it was printed. We have seen the times when the whole city lay in ruins, including our trading house in its location close to the Speicherstadt warehouse district of Hamburg. Some of these times demanded great courage, commitment and risk acceptance on the part of the founding family. Worlée made investments in areas that at first glance seemed to have low profit potential – while it also occasionally took a step back in order to get a clear view of the big picture. Sustainable development was always more important than short-term profits. Emil Heinrich Worlée knew this during the first years of the company’s existence, and Albrecht von Eben-Worlée knew it as well during the postwar era. Responsibility for the company’s numerous employees was taken seriously, and this is still very much the case in today’s company.
To meet the challenges of the future and achieve sustainable business development, we at Worlée have questioned our status quo and together with our employees, developed a corporate mission statement. This provides orientation and forms the future framework for our entrepreneurial actions as well as our dealings with employees and business partners.
Our everyday work and relationships are influenced by values and behavioral principles. By taking these points into account, we create trust and a solid foundation for successful relationships. The aim of the mission statement is to create a basis of trust between our management, business partners, customers and all employees.