Our social responsibility

We are very much aware that our success as a company is the success of the people around us. And our origin and our regional roots also make us aware just how important cohesion and solidarity are for long-term success. That is why we support the general community with many different activities at our locations and in our regions. Here, we have a special focus on youth.

We support the following fields:

Specifically, we have set ourselves the following rules with respect to support for projects:

  • We support organisations or events with a regional character.
  • Our focus is on youth support activities.
  • We only support team sports and groups, not individuals.
  • Annually, we support no more than one activity for any one organisation.

Education and training

The Inventors Week of the Kocher & Jagst Innovation Region at ebm-papst.
The Inventors Week of the Kocher & Jagst Innovation Region at ebm-papst.

Our greatest capital is in the heads of our children. Youth promotion outside our own front door is a question of future viability, particularly for us as a regionally anchored company. That is the only way for us to give the right answers to the questions of a shortage of specialists and demographic change. For that reason, our support for education and training establishments starts in the kindergartens – and it doesn't stop at universities.

In our region, we support:

  • Colleges and universities
  • General education schools
  • Vocational colleges
  • Kindergartens
  • Training initiatives and events
  • Cooperation projects between schools/colleges and industry

Sports

The EVL is a successful team in the 2nd German ice hockey division.
The EVL is a successful team in the 2nd German ice hockey division.

Team sports enable us to promote our sustainability concept in two ways: movement creates awareness of one's body and so promotes one's health. Playful interaction creates team spirit and so promotes fairness in dealing with other people. Moreover, we consider it to be important to give young talents from the region the opportunity to take part in sports on a high level.

In our region, we support:

  • Sports clubs and refereeing groups
  • Sports events for different sports
  • Therapeutic and popular sports
  • Top-class sports in the region

Culture

Bergstadtsommer Music Festival at St. Georgen in the Black Forest region of Germany.
Bergstadtsommer Music Festival at St. Georgen in the Black Forest region of Germany.

Culture, in all its different facets, communicates new, unaccustomed perspectives, encourages critical thinking and creativity – and thus creates not only tolerance, but also the innovative heads that we need today and will need tomorrow.

In our region, we support:

  • Music schools and competitions
  • Cultural festivals and events
  • Choirs and choral societies
  • Theatre and open-air theatre

Social

ebm-papst supplies food for the Mulfingen children's home.
ebm-papst supplies food for the Mulfingen children's home.

We are not all the same, but we should all get the same opportunities. That is why we endeavour to support people in our region with physical, mental or social constraints.

In our region, we support:

  • Paediatric clinics
  • Children's and young people's homes
  • Self-help groups
  • Establishments for people with physical or mental disabilities
  • Local groups of the German Lifesavers Association (DLRG), Technical Assistance Service (THW), Fire Brigade and the German Red Cross (DRK)
  • Aid organisations

Events

We are the lead sponsor of the ebm-papst Marathon and of the ebm-papst Indoor Masters. In addition, we are also sponsors of the regional competition "Youth Research" in the region of Heilbronn-Franconia.

EventPlaceDate
20th ebm-papst Marathon
www.ebmpapst-marathon.de
Niedernhall, GermanySeptember 12-13, 2015
13th ebm-papst Indoor Championships
www.ebmpapst-hallenmasters.de
Mulfingen, GermanyJanuary 3-4, 2015
"Youth Research" - regional competition in Heilbronn-FranconiaKünzelsau, GermanyFebruary 26-28, 2015