• Social responsibility

    Social responsibility

    KERN Global Language Services has committed itself to take part in independent initiatives and certifications so that its compliance with international standards is verified.

Social responsibility

Since the founding of the company in 1969, responsibility, security and sustainability have been the central pillars of the KERN Group philosophy. In order to fulfil our social responsibility requirements, we have committed ourselves to participating in independent initiatives and certifications, which regularly evaluate us according to international standards.


The KERN Group has been awarded the EcoVadis Rating Platform for its exemplary economic activities. The certification is based  on the  compliance to international standards of corporate social responsibility. Four areas are considered in the framework of the evaluation: environment, society, ethics and resource acquisition.

United Nations Global Compact

As part of the "United Nations Global Compact" initiative, the KERN Group is committed to aligning its business strategies and activities with the ten universally recognised principles of human rights, working standards, environmental protection as well as the fight against corruption.

Charta der Vielfalt

With the implementation of the “Charter of Diversity” the KERN Group aims to create an appreciative work environment – irrespective of age, ethnic background and nationality, gender and gender identity, physical and mental abilities, religion and worldview, sexual orientation and social background. Appreciating and promoting diverse potential produces economic benefits for our organisation.

Translators without Borders

As a partner, the KERN Group is committed to the work and goals of Translators without Borders. Translators without Borders is a non-profit organisation that aims to overcome language barriers and make information and knowledge accessible to people worldwide in their own language. They focus on providing translations for non-profit organisations in the fields of crisis relief, health, education and law. This includes the training of new translators in underserved languages and raising awareness of the importance of language in humanitarian work.

Clementine children's hospital (Dr Christ Foundation)

For more than half a decade, the KERN Group has been making a Christmas donation to the Clementine children’s hospital (Dr Christ Foundation). This donation helps to directly support the activity of the hospital, which puts families and their youngest members first. As a family company, financially supporting this institution is a particularly important topic for the KERN Group.

MT Melsungen

The KERN Group has been the official sponsor and education partner of the top flight German handball team MT Melsungen since 2016. On the one hand, the full-service language service provider ensures positive emphasis and sustainable growth in the region with its funding. At the same time, the KERN Group accompanies new foreign players with intensive language training, and as such, it is promoting their fast and comprehensive integration.