We at VAUDE not only want to engage in business that is as sustainably as possible; we also want to show that it is possible to take responsibility and be economically successful. By doing so, we want to contribute to the development of our economy in a direction of public service and strong values. We willingly draw public attention to these issues, support sustainable solutions in industry associations and take a stand in politics.
Taking a critical look at ourselves, we are dealing with the question of what impact our aspirations for a sustainable business practices have on our company growth. You can find our answer here
»Sustainability is something that I feel really passionate about. That is why I am also active on a political level.«
In our work, we often encounter factors along the way that hinder us from becoming 100 percent sustainable. By the same token, we also often experience things that help us. Based on this experience, we form our ideas about what political or social conditions need to be created so that sustainability can be more strongly established.
The company management and CSR Team sit down together to discuss obstacles and opportunities as well as external topics and develop our stance on these topics. We also consider where and how we are both able and driven to bring the issues to the public in order to achieve change. We firmly believe that only by working together can we achieve truly sustainable solutions, which is why it is important for us to be influencers where it counts the most.
At the end of 2017, we founded the Bleiberecht Entrepreneurial Initiative (Right of Residence through Work) together with the Härle Brewery. This is because our refugee-employees were also being threatened by the loss of their work permits and even deportation – read more about Committed to Refugees.
In the run-up to this initiative, we had written an open letter to Angela Merkel