Stronger culture and core values for the future

The employees are crucial to the success of a company. Duni is investing in the future with several initiatives to strengthen our corporate culture and create values that will take us into the future.


“Engaged employees are a prerequisite for Duni to achieve a high degree of effectiveness and satisfied customers. From a candidate perspective, this means that we will focus on being an attractive employer, to both our existing employees and external candidates.”

Sofie Lindström, HR Director

Effective talent development tool

Dunited is Duni’s tool for developing its employees and organization with a clear connection to business goals. The Dunited process makes HR efforts clearer while also enabling the results to be measured and monitored. Talent management is at the heart of Dunited: how Duni, as an attractive employer, recruits, retains, develops and rewards employees and gives them the support they need to perform as well as possible. The process also includes leadership development, mentorship and succession planning. Digital tools are being used increasingly to streamline the process.

Making disadvantaged children’s dreams come true

For several years, Duni in Sweden has been collaborating with the My Special Day Foundation, which works with and helps children with severe diseases and diagnoses. The foundation’s goal is to create activities that bring relief and joy to their difficult lives. Duni organized two cooking camps that were a hit for approximately 30 children in 2016. In 2017, Duni organized a napkin designing contest.

In 2018, Duni organized a cooking camp for 15 children in Stockholm inspired by the Nobel Banquet. The participants also got to visit the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall, where the Nobel Banquet takes place, and enjoyed dessert prepared by Daniel Roos of Sweden’s national culinary team.

A strong belief in diversity

Duni has a strong will to actively contribute to positive change in society. Diversity is prioritized within the company, to improve both the work climate and innovation. This contributes to a more dynamic organization where people with different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences work together and challenge each other and the organization.

Partnership that creates jobs

In Sweden, Duni collaborates with Mitt Liv (My life), a social enterprise working for an inclusive society and a job market that values diversity. The Mitt Livs Chans (The chance of My life) mentorship program stands out among the enterprise’s activities, which also include recruitment and training.


  • As of December 31, 2018, Duni had 2,532 (2,437) employees, equivalent to 2,477 (2,362) full-time positions. Of the increase, 16 employees are attributable to the acquisition of Biopac UK Ltd in the UK and 53 employees to the acquisition of BioPak Ltd in Australia and New Zealand.
  • The blue collar employees work within logistics, manufacturing and maintenance. Most blue collar employees (77.9%) work within manufacturing and maintenance at the plants in Skåpafors in Sweden, Bramsche and Wolkenstein in Germany, Poznan in Poland and Bangkok in Thailand. 31.0% of blue collar employees in Germany
    work within logistics at the international distribution center in Bramsche. 51.0% of white collar employees work within sales. The remaining white collar personnel work within business support involving accounts, marketing, planning, purchasing and IT, primarily in Sweden, Germany and Poland.
  • Duni’s employees belong to different labor unions, depending on their position and country of employment. The employees are organized in a European Workers Council. Duni enjoys good relations with the labor unions, and personnel turnover varies between each unit of the Group. In 2018, 14.7% of Duni’s employees left the Group. 9.6% of the Group’s employees are temporary employees. In the countries in which Duni has employees, collective bargaining agreements are in place in 9 out of 19 countries and 52.4% of Duni’s total employees are covered by these. The companies with over 10 employees have a formal safety committee covering 87.9%** of the employees in these companies. In 2018, 39** accidents per 1,000 employees were reported at Duni’s production units.
    * As a percentage of the total number of employees at the end of the period. Including natural resignations, expiration of temporary contracts, restructuring programs, etc.
    ** All production units and the larger offices have a safety committee.
    *** Meaning that the reported injury led to at least one day absence.

Gender breakdown

Gender breakdown

Geographic and functional breakdown

Country Blue collar employees White collar staff Total
Sweden 151 195 346
Germany 754 359 1,113
Poland 357 151 508
Thailand 116 33 149
Netherlands 0 54 54
Australia 0 52 52
New Zealand 34 9 42
France 0 40 40
UK 4 29 33
Other 3 136 140
Total 1,419 1,058 2,477

Average number of employees

2018 2,509
2017 2,412
2016 2,212
2015 2,174
2014 2,184