Germany: The “Betties” student firm
Students of the Betty Staedler Middle School in Wassertrüdingen manufacture soaps for their own company, known as “Betties.” During 2010, Ingrid Gösch, Henkel employee at our Wassertrüdingen production site, helped them to purchase the raw materials and sell their hand-made soap products.
The pupils of the Betty Staedler Middle School in Wassertrüdingen, Germany, manufacture and sell hand-made soap products. Henkel employee Ingrid Gösch, who works in Material Management/Production Engineering at our Wassertrüdingen site, is a supporter of the “Betties” student firm: “Pupils in the 8th grade learn about the purchasing of raw materials, the manufacture of soap products, marketing, selling and distribution – all the processes of a professional enterprise. And the fact that the firm is actually successful naturally has a highly motivating effect on student attitudes!” During the initial phase of the venture, Henkel financed the laboratory equipment needed. And since August 2010, the student firm – now registered as a company under civil law (GbR) – has been able to support itself financially. The profits are used to help needy fellow students finance school trips and field study courses.