With a presence spanning 55 production sites worldwide, cordial relations with surrounding communities are crucial for Autoneum. We build lasting ties with local stakeholders through a broad range of community projects and are committed to continuously increasing our positive impact on them.
Vision 2025: Good Corporate Citizenship
Each Autoneum branch supports community projects in its local municipality. The projects focus on a variety of issues – environment, health, social welfare, youth and sport – and are developed together with local stakeholders. At the same time, they give our employees the opportunity to work for the common good and to make their contribution to a better future.
Europe – Adventure day for kids in children’s homes in the Czech Republic
In the Czech Republic, around 9 000 girls and boys live in social welfare institutions. One of these is the children’s home in Tachov, located near the Autoneum facility in the Western Czech city of Bor. To support this institution in its work, the local plant team has been organizing an adventure day for the youngsters every year since 2016. During this special day, numerous colleagues take care of the kids and put a smile on their faces with a colorful program: Among others, the little ones can demonstrate their archery skills or transform themselves into a wild cat at the face-painting table. Apart from games and fun, the event also aims at finding sponsoring families that help the adolescents on their path to an independent life.
North America – Playing golf for a good cause
For 25 years, the United Way Golf Tournament organized by the Autoneum plant in Bloomsburg, USA, has been attracting over 100 golf enthusiasts every year to play for a charitable purpose. From finding sponsors, coordinating participants and up to the closing ceremony – only thanks to the employees’ tireless efforts the event always turn out to be a huge success. The proceeds are donated to the “United Way” organization, which helps disadvantaged people in the local community. At last year’s tournament, the golfers raised an impressive amount of over 50 000 US dollars, which was used to support the local Salvation Army and Camp Victory, a camp for children with special needs.
Asia – Clean-up hike to promote water protection in China
According to regional environmental organizations, more than two-thirds of Chinese lakes and rivers are polluted – one of the biggest environmental problems in the country. To improve water quality in the local community, 45 employees from our eastern Chinese plant in Taicang participated in a so-called clean-up hike and picked up trash along the 30-hectare Days Mirror Lake, a popular spot for day trips. But that’s not all: In order to raise awareness about water protection among the local population, Autoneum will carry out similar projects this year in various neighboring communities.
SAMEA (South America, Middle East, and Africa) – Future prospects for disadvantaged students in Brazil
A part of the Brazilian population continues to live in poverty today. As a result, particularly adolescents are unable to find access to professional training. The “Formare” education program seeks to improve this situation by providing practical experience. Supported by more than 40 Autoneum employees from our site in São Paulo, the participants are not only able to improve their written and verbal language skills, but also gain valuable know-how on production processes and logistics at the Company’s local plant. But our commitment doesn’t stop here: After successful completion of this program, some students are rewarded with a career start at Autoneum.