As a globally active machine construction company, KraussMaffei is aware of its social responsibility. For this reason, we engage socially in projects on a global scale and intensely in the surroundings of our facilities. The responsibility for and control of our social engagement is also decentralized. This produces local proximity to the projects we promote.
At the same time, KraussMaffei provides aid in the event of acute catastrophes and stands up for those who need help in underdeveloped regions. This is why we regularly donate to SOS Children's Villages, for example.
By the same token, it is important to us to encourage our employees to take personal initiative. We are thrilled about our strong engagement in social projects. The project carried out in early 2016 to integrate refugees in Munich is a wonderful example of this, as is the active participation in the charitable soccer tournament "Charity Company Championship 2016."
The associated companies of KraussMaffei are dedicated furthermore to national and international education and training projects related to machine construction and plastics technology. We work very closely with colleges and universities in order to give talented young people the opportunity to apply their knowledge practically with innovative projects. We also specifically support initiatives and colleges and universities in order to advance research in Germany, for example the Chemnitz University of Technology with regard to lightweight construction.
Our donations only go to projects and organizations with added social value. This also means that we do not give donations to political parties or organizations.