LuMit - The employee center for
Our employees are the deciding factor for the success of our company – today and in the future. In building LuMit, BASF created a visible sign that it takes combining career and private life as well as health promotion seriously.
The “Lu” in the center’s name stands for Ludwigshafen, BASF’s headquarters. The “Mit” stands for Mitarbeiter (employees), but also for Mitmachen (joining in) and Miteinander (together). This is because the center should be a meeting place for staff and a place where they receive support that helps them come to terms with their individual challenges.
The area, with approximately 10,000 square meters of space, is home to a modern building complex consisting of five buildings, where various offerings based on different phases of life are combined centrally under one roof. About 600 employees take advantage of these offerings every day. In the process they benefit from a closely integrated network of experts, which allows for effective and individual support across specialist areas.
The LuKids nursery, which is located near the plant, is like a second home for the children who receive care there, and facilitates the return of parents to working life.
With a total of 263 places, LuKids is one of the largest company childcare facilities in Germany. There are 260 places available for children aged six months to three years. At LuKids Adhoc, the emergency care, up to three places are available for children from the age of six months to the age of eleven, if personal childcare is cancelled at short notice and unexpectedly.
The LuKids campus including emergency care LuKids Adhoc is part of the Employee Center for Work-Life Management (LuMit) and consists of a total of four LuKids houses. The operator is the non-profit organization educcare Bildungskindertagesstätten gGmbH. The pedagogical concept of LuKids is characterized by the loving and individual acclimatization and support in German and English. In addition, the children find an age-appropriate, stimulating environment that enables and promotes education.
The “LuFit” offering is a modern fitness and health studio, an on-site medical consulting service and a practice for physical therapy. The fitness studio offers over 2,000 members a training area of more than 1,500 square meters with modern sports equipment for endurance and strength training in addition to multiple course rooms, a spinning room and a relaxation area with a sauna. The primary objective is to reach employees who previously did not exercise much or did not exercise at all.
To be able to advise the employees comprehensively, the team works closely with the on-site medical service and the physical therapy practice on site. In addition to a standing membership, employees can individually book various workshops, courses and consultations in LuFit from BASF’s “Fitness and Health” program. The program includes topics such as stress management, healthy nutrition, as well as aerobics, yoga, back exercises and much more.
For employees and their relatives as well as pensioners and their families, “LuCare” the Employee Assistance Programm is the central contact point for information on social questions, counseling during life crises and for particular professional or private challenges. Focal points of the counseling are the topics care of relatives, conflicts in the workplace, burnout, financial difficulties, problems with alcohol or other addictive substances and conflicts due to sexual orientation or gender identity. All conversations are confidential and are subject to legal professional secrecy.