Working at Hempel

Welcome to a growing global business where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential

Working at Hempel

At Hempel, we make a commitment to each and every one of our employees. We call this commitment our People Promise. It tells the story of our unique working culture and defines what makes us stand apart as an employer.

We go further

When you come work at Hempel, you become part of a global community – whatever your location, department or role. A community consisting of talented colleagues trusted to make a difference and encouraged to challenges themselves and each other. We speak many languages and come from different backgrounds – but all united by a desire to paint our world stronger, safer and longer lasting.

“When I started, I spoke to someone who had worked here before and she said, “Hempel has over 7,500 people, and you feel like you know 1,000 of them by name.” I found it’s true.”

Dorothy Hoei, Compliance Officer Competition Law at Hempel

Thinking beyond borders

Whilst we are proud of our Danish origins, Hempel has always worked across borders and across seas. Today, we are a truly global business with operations and offices across Europe, Asia and America. And we continue to grow. Our products and services vary according to local market needs, but we are one global Hempel family. Which is why we encourage collaboration across countries and ensure that our people are able to experience the benefits of an international working environment.

"I interact everyday with people, customers and colleagues from all around the world – and it all adds up to make me more open-minded and broader in my perspectives."

Rifnur Latipov, R&D Manager at Hempel

Proudly owned by the Hempel Foundation

At Hempel, we are not just working for a company, we are working for a purpose. Our business strategy reflects this vision, aiming not only to double Hempel’s revenue, but also to double our impact on society, primarily through dividends ultimately paid to The Hempel Foundation.

The Hempel Foundation drives change on some of the most pressing issues of our time, environmental change and learning poverty. While working at Hempel, all employees contribute to the Foundation’s ability to make a positive difference around the world.