Sustainability report published
The DRÄXLMAIER Group takes responsibility for a future worth living. What it means for the company to reconcile entrepreneurial success with social and ecological aspects can now be read in the Sustainability Report 2020. The report was compiled based on the international reporting standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), which help companies to account for their economic, ecological and social impact.
Protecting the climate, respecting human rights and securing a future worth living for future generations – all this requires a joint effort. "Once again, we need to focus on taking responsibility for each other. This attitude is nothing new for a family-owned company like DRÄXLMAIER: It is part of our corporate culture that is founded on a system of values that have always been the driving force behind our actions", said Fritz Dräxlmaier, chairman of the board.
Based on this understanding, the principles of sustainability must be integrated even more strongly in all areas and processes of the DRÄXLMAIER Group. "Our sustainability report shows where we stand in terms of sustainability, what we have planned for the future and how we intend to achieve it", said Daniel Ostner, head of Corporate Sustainability.
The report also provides numerous examples of the power that a culture of sustainability can unleash, as it is already practiced at DRÄXLMAIER today. For example, Germany's largest interconnected photovoltaic system with connected charging infrastructure is located at the DRÄXLMAIER headquarters in Vilsbiburg. The self-generated green electricity flows directly into the batteries of the e-vehicles parked there and is also used for the site's power supply. The company also follows a clear philosophy for the energy supply of its other locations and consistently uses renewable energies.
All this is part of the DRÄXLMAIER sustainability strategy, which consists of three pillars: "Climate and environmental Protection", "Social Responsibility" and "Sustainable Products". In order to continue to make the company's actions transparent, DRÄXLMAIER will continue to document its year-by-year progress in an annual sustainability report.
Click here for the Sustainability Report 2020.
The DRÄXLMAIER Group supplies premium automobile manufacturers worldwide with complex wiring harness systems, central electrical and electronic components, exclusive interiors, and battery systems for electromobility. The combination of core competencies in the interior, electrical, electronic and battery systems areas makes DRÄXLMAIER unique in the industry. The company thereby covers the entire process chain, from the initial idea, through the development and production process, and up to precisely in-sequence delivery of the products to the assembly lines of premium automobile manufacturers. The inventor of the customer-specific wiring harness, the DRÄXLMAIER Group develops pioneering wiring harness technology as well as electrical and electronic components, all directly in-house. These include multi-voltage and high-voltage wiring harness systems, battery management systems and intelligent power distributors. DRÄXLMAIER is working on the future of emission-free mobility with its solution for low-voltage and high-voltage battery systems. As a market leader for interior systems in premium automobiles, the DRÄXLMAIER Group also supplies premium automobile manufacturers with ambient lighting, center consoles, door panels and instrument panels, as well as complete door and cockpit modules.
The DRÄXLMAIER Group is an international automotive supplier with about 65 sites in over 20 countries. Founded in Germany in 1958, the company employs about 75,000 employees throughout the world. For the DRÄXLMAIER Group as an owner-managed business, responsible and long-range thinking has always been the basis for economic success. It is therefore a core element of its strategy to design its business and production processes, as well as its products, in a more sustainable manner and in that way to increase the competitiveness of the company on a long-term basis.
In 2020, the DRÄXLMAIER Group generated sales of 4.2 billion euro. Customers of this member of the Top 100 Automotive Suppliers include Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche and Volkswagen, as well as Californian automotive manufacturers.