To sustainably ensure a corporate culture that is aware of life phases, structures and measures have been established at the UFZ to facilitate the reconciliation of paid work and care work in daily life.
At the UFZ, we consciously speak of gainful work and care work in order to raise awareness of a broad concept of family and thus include not only employees with children, but also their relatives in need of care and the social environment.
Definition of family at the UFZ
Social relationships today are exceeding the classic model of families from earlier days. Especially in the area of science, where a majority of employees is international, classic family structures are rarely to be found. Therefore, the UFZ seeks to understand family as a sustainable assumption of responsability within individual social environments.