Our raison d’être

With more than 1,200 contributions, our raison d’être is the result of long-term collaborative work and reflects our project to contribute to society. It was defined and enshrined in the Group’s articles of association in 2020.


Our raison d’être: a co-construction

For almost 100 years, the spirit that characterises Heppner has made it possible:

  • a decentralised management model built on “intrapreneurs”
  • a flexible approach and a great capacity for adapting to its clients’ needs and demands
  • a continuity in time with an intergenerational transmission
  • geographical and relational proximity embodied in the company’s signature since 2018 “Closer to go further”.

It is therefore with a collaborative approach, by collecting more than 1,200 contributions over a period of 9 months from its employees and all its stakeholders – customers, suppliers, partners and shareholders – that Heppner defined and included Raison d’Etre in its Articles of Association in 2020.

Our Raison d’Etre

Foster the Entrepreneurial Spirit of our employees, partners, customers and suppliers, and citizens from all generations in all the territories where we operate.

Our Raison d’Etre: beyond the business model, our project to contribute to society

Our Raison d’Etre is the link between our historical roots, the strategic vision of our business and, more broadly, the project to be part of a positive-impact societal project with all our employees and our ecosystem of stakeholders.

Jean-Thomas Schmitt Heppner Group CEO

Heppner is committed to playing a role in society that looks beyond our business activity. Aware that it is our women and men who carry the group forward and not the other way around, we work every day Encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in each and every one of them, which is then taken to our partners, customers and suppliers, and to citizens of all generations.

Heppner unveils its Raison d'être