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Value-Driven Corporate Management


In addition to financial factors, ecological and social factors are integral to responsible action in the Schaeffler Group. The Schaeffler Group defines the framework for implementing sustainability in the company through its Sustainability Strategy “Responsibility for tomorrow.” The company bases this strategy on the 17 “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs) of the United Nations.

The Sustainability Strategy “Responsibility for tomorrow” is based on the vision and mission of the Schaeffler Group and serves to secure and promote the long-term value of the company through value-driven corporate management. The strategy is managed and implemented by a Sustainability Governance structure that is integrated into the company’s divisions, functions and regions. In this effort, the central management tool for sustainability activities is the Schaeffler Group’s Sustainability Roadmap.

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Values and guidelines

Sustainable, innovative, excellent and passionate – these are the four fundamental values that connect the 90,000 employees of the Schaeffler Group worldwide. These values guide how we work together with our customers, business partners and each other. To aid that process, the Schaeffler Group’s Code of Conduct describes the basic principles and practices that should be followed by employees and business partners.

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Sustainable corporate management

“As a leader in technology, we combine a passion for innovation with the highest standards of quality to shape the future of mobility – for a world that will be cleaner, safer and smarter.” In order to fulfill this vision, the Schaeffler Group relies on both financial and nonfinancial value drivers.

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Sustainability management

The spectrum of Schaeffler’s work in sustainability consists of 24 topics. These are classified into four fields of action – “Sustainable Management,” “Customers and Products,” “Environment and Energy” and “Employees and Society” – and guide how Schaeffler is meeting growing challenges all along the value chain.

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Stakeholder dialogue and external recognition

It is very important for the success of the Sustainability Strategy “Responsibility for tomorrow” to understand the interests and expectations inside and outside the company and to consider them according to the principles of sustainable value creation. This is why the Schaeffler Group maintains regular, open exchange with its central stakeholder groups.

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Schaeffler Group memberships

Schaeffler Group memberships The Schaeffler Group holds memberships in a variety of organizations, such as industrial associations and special interest groups. The following is a list of organizations in which a Schaeffler representative holds a leading position, the company views the memberships as being strategic, takes part in projects or working groups or contributes financially beyond normal membership fees. This list primarily includes memberships relevant for the company as a whole, relevant for an industry or economic sector, or related in some way to the 24 material topics of the Schaeffler Sustainability Strategy. Moreover this compilation meets the requirement of indicator G4-16 for sustainability reporting of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

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