As a family-owned, values-based technology group, success for Freudenberg is financial success as well as fulfilling the company’s responsibility for society. The two goals have been inextricably linked since the company’s founding.

Responsibility for society encompasses five areas at Freudenberg:

These areas are also anchored in our Values and Principles as well as the Code of Conduct.

The Freudenberg Group’s Guiding Principles are value for customers, leadership, responsibility, innovation, people, and long-term orientation.

Our Guiding Principle for Responsibility

Our company and its family shareholders together are committed to protecting the environment and being responsible corporate citizens in all countries and communities in which we do business. We take all possible care to ensure the safety of the workplace and of our products. As a family company, we strive for the highest standards of personal behavior. Fairness and integrity guide our conduct amongst ourselves, toward our business partners and toward the general public.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Freudenberg is a member of the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest and most important initiative for responsible corporate citizenship. Since joining in 2014, Freudenberg has voluntarily committed itself to value-based and sustainable management.

We support the 10 basic principles on human rights, work standards, anticorruption measures, and environmental protection. Freudenberg regularly reports on how the company is implementing the principles and its contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Freudenberg is committed to the SDGs and has prioritised nine of the 17 goals.

For further information, please visit the UN Global Compact website.