Community Engagement 2018-04-25T10:33:00+00:00

Community Engagement

At our sites, we have a significant economic impact on the surrounding communities in the form of employment, tax and infrastructure investment. At the same time, we are building lasting ties with local stakeholders in order to understand their needs and to support them with targeted engagement programs.

Global Corporate Philanthropy Project: Bookbridge

In 2017, by joining the Bookbridge leadership development program, Autoneum has for the first time engaged in a corporate philanthropy project on a global level. The project is organized by Autoneum’s external partner, the nonprofit organization Bookbridge, which specializes in building business skills through experiential learning. The aim of Bookbridge is to create financially self-reliant learning centers in rural areas of developing countries. Through a six-month part time leadership development program, Autoneum employees get the chance to help co-create these learning centers, thereby contributing to job creation and the overall economic development of these communities. After successfully supporting projects in Khvod (Mongolia) and Siem Reap (Cambodia) in 2017, two Autoneum participants will again take part in Bookbridge’s 2018 project in Mongolia.

Engaging with Local Communities

We aim to act as a responsible corporate citizen and to engage with the local communities at our sites. For this purpose, we have implemented a guideline defining the rules and procedures for donations, sponsoring and community engagement activities on a global level. According to the guideline, it is mandatory for each Autoneum site worldwide to define and engage in at least one community engagement project a year. Projects are developed often in interaction with the local community.