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The export quota for pork is 56.1% (2019). The exported products are primarily parts of the pig that are not consumed as food in Germany, such as offal, ears, snouts, feet, etc.
The export quota for beef is 23.3% (2019).
1,120,000 tons of pork are imported into Germany every year.
In 2019, the Tönnies group slaughtered around 20.6 million pigs and 440,000 cattle (including cutting) at all locations.
Slaughtering numbers Rheda
At the Rheda site, Tönnies is approved for up to 30,000 pigs a day. Depending on the season, the number is between 20,000 and 25,000.
The Tönnies group has 29 production sites worldwide, 19 of which are in Germany.
(thereof 9,401 direct employees and 9,333 via a work contract and ANÜ: quota of 50.2% direct employees)
(thereof 7,089 direct employees and 9,333 via a work contract and ANÜ: quota of 43.2% direct employees)
203 trainees in 14 different professions
Employees from 87 nations work in the Tönnies group.
External service providers
A total of 25 service providers for the entire group.
All employees at Tönnies in Germany have a German employment contract with German social security.
Takeover of external employees
In the past 12 months, Tönnies has taken over 400 employees in direct employment.
Tönnies has four wage groups in production between EUR 9.50 and EUR 18.00. The average wage is EUR 11.35.
The minimum wage in Germany is EUR 9.35. In Romania EUR 2.81, in Poland EUR 3.50, in Bulgaria EUR 1.87.
Digital time recording
The working hours of all employees are recorded and documented in writing. In addition, comprehensive digital time recording is currently being introduced at all German locations. The allegation that the company is resisting digital time recording is wrong. However, there is currently no legal basis that requires this digital recording to be mandatory. Neither for the meat industry, nor for other branches of industry.
Number of works councils
Employees gender distribution
64% male, 36% female
Audits per Jahr
101 audits were carried out in 2019 at the Rheda-Wiedenbrück location.
Suppliers and partners at the Rheda-Wiedenbrück site
In addition to the agricultural partners, 2,200 suppliers at the Rheda-Wiedenbrück site implemented a volume of EUR 209.5 million for raw materials, auxiliary and operating materials as well as technology.
Our production employees at the site in Rheda-Wiedenbrück live in 2,034 different apartments. 30% of these are shared accommodation (350 properties with 625 residential units). Another 70% are privately rented (1,409 apartments or houses).
Farmers throughout Germany
The group works with 12,000 farmers throughout Germany.
On average, a Tönnies partner company has 1,250 fattening places.
About 80% of the pigs for the Rheda-Wiedenbrück site come from a radius of 100 km.
3.79% of greenhouse gas emissions in Germany originate from animal husbandry in order to produce meat, milk, butter, eggs and cheese for all of us.
Tönnies offers meat from all four types of husbandry. 78% of the animals come from conventional husbandry (Konventionelle Haltung), 20% from stable housing (Stallhaltung Plus), 0.5% from outdoor climate stables (Außenklimaställe) and 1.5% from organic husbandry (Biohaltung).
Anaesthesia rate of the animals
A triple security check ensures that all animals are 100% anesthetized before slaughter.
100% of German sites are certified according to an energy management system.
33% of the electricity required in Rheda-Wiedenbrück is produced by four CHP plants.