Corporate Social Responsibility
A strong commitment to our communities, the creation of a positive environment and working to engage the community with technology are a matter of course for thyssenkrupp.
In line with the long-standing traditions of Thyssen and Krupp, we regard ourselves as an active member of the community and support initiatives close to our locations through donations, sponsorships and other means. This benefits both sides – our companies and the community. We strengthen our social environment and at the same time create conditions which have an important influence on the sustainable success of the company.
Our Charitable Focus
Based on the focus areas of thyssenkrupp our group companies conduct their local activities in the areas of education, social affairs and sciences and research. In fiscal year 2013/2014, we were involved in more than 1,000 projects around the globe. At international, national, regional and local level, we regard ourselves as a constructive partner for our neighborhood.
Long-term and trusting partnerships are central to thyssenkrupp’s successful cooperation with the different groups of civil society. At Group level, we have been supporting major projects with strong youth engagement and research and engineering focus for many years. Furthermore, employee donation appeals are organized worldwide in the event of extraordinary natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods. Regular North American regional activities include yearly donations to Chicago’s Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, food bank collection drives, and individual company and site outreach to local charitable organizations.
Also, in our local community activities, we consistently follow our high compliance standards. Therefore, worldwide, donations to political parties, to party-affiliated or party comparable organizations, to independently elected representatives and candidates for political mandates are generally inconsistent and inadmissible according to our values. The pursuit of exclusively or predominantly private interests with corporate means is also strictly prohibited – for board members as well as employees.