Company culture

Applying an entrepreneurial mindset

A unique working environment

Our company culture is unique. As a family-run business going back four generations, the spirit of entrepreneurship runs deep in our veins. To be successful at De Heus, we encourage all colleagues to demonstrate that spirit and show a ‘can do’ mentality. Everybody at De Heus shares the same motivation to improve animal performance and health.

We find that those who join De Heus stay with De Heus. Our employee turnover is low, and we provide a supportive environment in which talented and driven individuals can progress quickly. In fact, De Heus has some of the youngest senior managers in the field of Animal Nutrition, thanks to our flat organisation and rigorous on-the-job training. 

Values that drive us

We value open communication. We like to be transparent about our intentions, decisions and actions. We believe that diversity accelerates progress, and we fully respect differences regarding interests, origin, background, gender, religion, age and sexual orientation. At the same time, all De Heus colleagues share the same four guiding principles:

  • Results orientation, expressing the desire to win and improve every day
  • Team spirit, expressing the willingness to support each other and work together as a team
  • Learning, expressing the will to increase and share knowledge and learn from each other
  • Communicating, being transparent and open

Speaking up for what’s right

We act responsibly and ethically, so that the communities where we operate benefit from our presence and activities. Our reporting channels and our Speak Up line enable us to carefully listen to our employees and value chain partners about concerns around potential violations of our Business Principles and Values, or the law.

World-class Workplace!

In 2021, we gathered feedback by conducting a global employee survey across 17 countries. This research led to De Heus receiving the World-class Workplace label, which is a testament to our high scores on topics such as company pride, organisational direction, appreciation and job satisfaction. If you're interested in career opportunities at De Heus, make sure to check out our vacancies.

Do we have a match?

We look at more than just skills and experience when selecting candidates. We believe that talent can only flourish in the right organisational context, and we seek to find the right match between the ambitions and personalities of potential hires and our own strategy, goals and culture.

We use an online assessment to uncover the unique personality traits and talents of potential employees. Completing the assessment is also a valuable learning experience for candidates, enabling them to gain a deeper understanding of their development potential.

Knowing who you are, what you can do and what you can learn is an excellent basis for a personal development plan.

Learning & Development

We believe that our people are the driving force for advancement. We empower your progress!

In a fast-growing organisation, our people make the difference in delivering our strategy. That's why we invest in developing your talents and strive to create a culture of continuous learning and development.

Meet your colleagues

De Heus has grown to become a company with more than 80 production sites in over 20 countries and sales in 75 markets. Every day, more than 8,000 talented professionals contribute to our goals and ambitions.

Come and meet us!