The diverse, multicultural working world of Freudenberg offers exciting opportunities not just for our employees but also for their families. The TANNER youth exchange program is aimed at children of Freudenberg employees around the world. Under the motto "A guest of friends", young people can spend a few weeks in the family of an employee at any Freudenberg site. Freudenberg takes care of all costs and also provides the participants with pocket money.
More than 1,000 young people have already taken advantage of the program to make new contacts across national boundaries and business divisions. TANNER prepares the children of Freudenberg employees for an ever more internationally oriented working environment. They learn to interact openly with people from different cultures, find their way around new linguistic areas and form friendships that often last way beyond the end of the program.
The name TANNER reflects Freudenberg's roots as a tannery 165 years ago and is an acronym of "Travel And Navigate New Exciting Roads".