Sustainability


Responsibility inwards and outwards

Trust, reliability and innovation: These are BayWa's most dearly held values and they provide the company with its strong sense of social responsibility. Founded as a cooperative in 1923, the company's main aim from its very inception was to meet fundamental human needs.

To protect our climate means more than simply generating power in a natural way: It is our constant endeavour to minimise long transport routes. And we're setting a good example ourselves by gradually converting BayWa AG's established sites to renewable energy. We are also engaged in projects abroad, such as in Ethiopia and Burma, where off-grid photovoltaic plants and other essential yet climate-protecting measures are being planned and plants are under construction.

We also select our suppliers carefully, and pay particular attention to manufacturing conditions, where we want to see the use of high grade durable materials produced with resource protection in mind, as well as the use of fair trade products. Our suppliers guarantee working conditions that are humane and socially acceptable.

With the manufacture of our own products we endeavour to give priority to the local economy, and will continue to do so. For example, our Novotegra installation system components are all made in Germany. The manufacture of our DC mains isolators and the pre-assembly of the individual components of our installation system, for example, have been undertaken by workshops run by the Bruderehaus Diakonie in Baden-Wuerttemberg for many years now. These workshops offer the disabled and those with psychological disorders many opportunities to take part in working life and to develop their potential.

Sustainability is also of paramount importance to our parent company BayWa AG. To find out more: › BayWa sustainability.

 

BayWa Foundation

A better future for the disadvantaged

The BayWa Foundation was founded in 1998. It initiates and supports sustainable educational projects around Nutrition and Renewables.

The BayWa Foundation is active nationally and internationally, with a particular focus on Germany. In all projects, support for educational initiatives is always at the forefront of our endeavours. We believe that the only way to enable people to help themselves in the long term, and to give the disadvantaged futureproof development opportunities, is through education.

What is so special about the BayWa Foundation?

  • All donations flow directly into projects, as BayWa AG covers all administration costs of the Foundation.
  • The BayWa AG matches all donations that flow into the BayWa Foundation.