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Musicians at Best of Music event

Targeted support

Social commitment at Dürr, Schenck and HOMAG

Social commitment is an important part of the Dürr Group’s sustainability activities. The company helps through donations and provides expert knowledge in education, primarily in the localities around its sites. Main focus is on:

Training and development, science and technology, universities, schools, nursery schools

Grassroots, youth or disability sports

Humanitarian charity projects

Cultural groups, booster clubs, donors’ associations, cultural projects for the general public

The Dürr Group donates around € 800 thousand a year to various sectors of society. The largest percentage benefits the Bietigheim-Bissingen community foundation. This institution supports a number of not-for-profit measures and makes a sustainable contribution to the town’s community. This includes the promotion of art and culture, education and training, the public health care system and affordable housing for those in need.


2018 2017 2016 2015
Donations € k 390 462 360 336
Sponsoring € k 394 302 397 318
Total € k 784 764 757 654
UNICEF campaign

Christmas campaign ‘Donations instead of presents’ € 50 thousand to UNICEF

This year Dürr has decided not to give Christmas presents to customers or business partners but, instead, to support UNICEF’s ‘Donations instead of gifts’ Christmas campaign through a € 50 thousand donation. This donation will benefit UNICEF’s worldwide nutrition programs. (©UNICEF_Schermbrucker)

Musicians at Best of Music event

‘Best of Music’ and ‘Bietigheimer Wunderland’

Dürr AG is the main sponsor of these two major events in Bietigheim-Bissingen, the company’s headquarters. The town’s musical event and the vibrant entertainment festival take place on alternate years and have acquired a cult status within the region.

Pre-school children participate at the "Mit Musik ins Leben" project for rhythm and music.

The ‘Mit Musik ins Leben’ early years project for rhythm and music

The project name says it all: pre-school children from the Bietigheim-Bissingen day nursery have the opportunity, free of charge, to participate in these early years courses for rhythm and music. Dürr AG has been supporting this project of cooperation with the town’s music school since 2013.

Future Chances School in Tanzania supported by HOMAG.

HOMAG Cares: commitment around the globe

Through its ‘HOMAG Cares’ initiative, HOMAG has been supporting charitable institutions around the world for over ten years. The idea is both sustainable and simple: wood samples made for demonstration purposes are donated to a good cause after the trade fairs or events are finished. This is done either as a donation in kind or as a monetary donation from the sale of the items. The HOMAG Group often adds its own contribution to the proceeds and donates the money to social institutions.

The young players of the SG BBM handball club in Bietigheim-Bissingen are supported by Dürr AG.

Supporting young people in sports

Dürr AG actively supports grassroots and youth sports within the region. Among the beneficiaries are the youth teams of the SC Steelers ice hockey club and the young players of the SG BBM handball club in Bietigheim-Bissingen.

The Kitec Knowledge Factory project teaches children how to use technology through play-based activities.

‘KiTec’ – children discover technology

Since 2015 Dürr has been a member of the ‘Wissensfabrik’ Knowledge Factory, a charitable organization that promotes education partnerships between companies and educational institutions. The Kitec Knowledge Factory project teaches children and adolescents how to use technology through play-based activities.

"Kinderhelden" children's mentoring program.

‘KinderHelden’ children’s mentoring program

For many years Schenck has been sponsoring the ‘KinderHelden’ mentoring program, which supports children and adolescents who have had a difficult start in life by providing them with an adult tandem partner. By acting as mentors, these qualified volunteers give children and adolescents the opportunity to improve their educational prospects.

Members of the charity organization "United Way" in Michigan.

‘United Way for Southeastern Michigan’

This charity supports families in emergency situations. It promotes better education opportunities, health and living standards in the US region of Michigan. Dürr Systems, Inc., our US subsidiary, organizes regular fundraising events and supports United Way.

‘Heinz und Heide Dürr Stiftung’: 20 years of widespread support in education, culture and research

For Heinz and Heide Dürr, anchor shareholders of Dürr AG, social commitment plays an important role and has become tradition. 20 years ago they founded the ‘Heinz und Heide Dürr Stiftung’.

→ Learn more about the foundation‘s main funding areas.