Dialog about EU climate policy

12. October 2020 DRÄXLMAIER participates in a position paper for a climate neutral economy in Europe.

On the occasion of the EU Council Summit on Oct. 15 and 16, the 2° Foundation has published a position paper on the upcoming important milestones of EU climate policy. The paper was prepared on the basis of a dialog with well-known German companies from numerous important sectors - including DRÄXLMAIER. The participating companies contributed their perspectives and know-how to the preceding discussions, from which the Stiftung 2° derived demands. 

Political course-setting 

The paper calls for a political framework for a climate-neutral economy in Europe. Large parts of the business community want to make their contribution to meeting the Paris climate targets and a powerful EU Green Deal. This requires political instruments that enable companies to initiate the necessary transformation processes and remain internationally competitive.

Constructive cooperation 

"We face the task of transforming the economy for a climate-neutral future. With our active participation in the position paper of the 2° Foundation on EU climate policy, we are making constructive suggestions on how a climate-neutral Europe can succeed with innovation and growth," says Prof. Dr. Dr. Jörg-Markus Elsenbach, Head of the Governance function of DRÄXLMAIER and overall responsible for sustainability management. "It is very important to us that, especially in these times, future fields of climate policy and key technologies are promoted in a targeted manner", emphasizes Prof. Elsenbach. DRÄXLMAIER has been committed to more sustainability for many years. This applies to the DRÄXLMAIER products as well as to the processes of the company. 

To the position paper: https://www.stiftung2grad.de/en/eu-green-deal-position-paper


General information


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 72,000 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 2021, the DRÄXLMAIER Group generated sales of 4.6 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.