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.

As a family we go further

When you come to work at Hempel, you’re part of a global family - whatever your location, department or role. A family that’s trusted to make a difference and encouraged to challenge themselves every day. We speak many languages and come from diverse backgrounds. But we’re all part of the Hempel family. We’re driven to succeed and thrive on innovation – and are united by a desire to paint our world stronger, safer and longer lasting.

"People want to do more for a company that makes them feel important - from the cleaning team to the highest executives. Hempel does this so well."

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.
"It is important to me that I can develop my skills in a truly international environment."

Trust is everyone’s business

To Hempel, Trust is earned is so much more than a tagline or a marketing slogan. It’s the promise we make to be better throughout our business every day. We know that you’ll do your best work when we put our trust in you. That’s why at Hempel, we commit to giving our people responsibility and autonomy to succeed at every level. From your first day at Hempel, you’ll be empowered to realise your full potential.

"I feel that I have space here to share my ideas and opinions and my manager trusts me. It makes me to make decisions and take responsibility. And because of this I feel empowered to work and learn more."

Making a meaningful difference 

To work at Hempel is to put yourself at the centre of a business that is dedicated to making a difference. We are wholly owned by the Hempel Foundation, which in addition to providing us with a solid financial base, supports a wide range of philanthropic activities including sustaining biodiversity, sustainable coatings science and empowering children living in poverty through education. Hempel has identified five of the UN sustainability goals on which to concentrate, ensuring that sustainability and responsibility are prioritised throughout the whole Hempel organisation. And we help our customers to minimise their own impact too, by developing coatings that create efficiency and reduce emissions.