After 2005 and 2008, Vaude has again made it into the final selection in the competition of Germany's family-friendliest enterprises. The competition is called “success factor family” and is supported by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Vaude was picked out of more than 530 applications. The company runs its own kindergarten and has flexible work models that allow employees to synchronize their work and family life. The winners will be announced on May 2.