This report takes a look at DAX 30 companies.
A distinctive feature of our report is that it is the product of a collaboration between two very different organisations. Despite our different backgrounds, we share a similar perspective on the issues of corporate responsibility in general and corporate volunteering in particular. By pooling our experience working with companies and our methodological expertise, we were able to develop a more in-depth understanding of corporate volunteering.
We hope that this report’s findings provide a basis for a critical discussion of the trend and help lead to constructive progress on the topic going forward. We consider this to be particularly important given the fact that companies in our society are more and more frequently supplying public goods, thereby raising questions about the legitimacy of such activities. In particular in light of the current challenges, not only in the area of ecological sustainability but also in terms of social cohesion, it is important that corporate engagement reaches its full potential, develops an awareness of its political dimension and reflects the preferences of stakeholders in a balanced way.
Prof Dr Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
Holder of the Chair of Corporate Social Responsibiliy
University of Mannheim
Thank you very much for your time, your trust in us and the valuable input that formed the basis for this study.