For us, sustainability does not only mean future-proof products. Since the company was founded in 1958, it has been the core of our self-image, which we live together with our employees.
As part of society, we bear a social responsibility. We want to play an attractive role in shaping the environment of our locations - in cultural, social and also economic terms. We are committed to improving the future viability of the regions by supporting social and educational institutions. With regional cultural and family events, we also promote a lively cultural landscape.
Innovation and future orientation are the central guidelines of our corporate activities. That is why the promotion of young talents within the scientific and technical professions is a particular concern of ours.
Since 2017, the DRÄXLMAIER Group has been supporting the Bavarian state competition of "Jugend forscht" as a sponsoring company and host. With their innovative research projects, the state winners regularly occupy the top positions in the national competition.
We are pioneers in the training of qualified specialists in commercial and technical professions. As a partner in the regions, we have been guaranteeing uniform standards in international training and excellent career prospects for young talents since 2012 - at nearly 30 locations worldwide. We also offer development opportunities to students who want to combine theory and practice - in Germany as part of our trainee program and internationally by designing practice-oriented degree programs in cooperation with our partner universities.
For the automotive industry, the use of raw materials such as kenaf is of interest, as these natural materials help to make vehicles lighter. Our use of renewable raw materials requires a sustainable supply chain.
In order to ensure a sustainable cultivation of kenaf, DRÄXLMAIER as a specialist for lightweight construction has initiated a development project in Bangladesh together with the BMW Group and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ GmbH).
For this project the entire supply chain, from cultivation to production, was assessed according to ecological and social criteria. Based on this assessment, measures were defined to make the supply chain more sustainable and transparent. The project focus was on training kenaf farmers and actors in the local supply chain.