Tradition and innovation shape BayWa’s understanding of sustainabilit and of itself as a company. The company has always combined solid, profitable growth with a focus on the interests of future generations. BayWa’s trusting relationships with customers, employees, investors and suppliers are shaped by its origins as a cooperative. These relationships depend on its brand values: trust, solidity and innovation. The sustainability strategy’s four fields of action (see grafic) allow BayWa to balance its economic, environmental and social activities.
Dealing responsibly with our employees, customers, and suppliers as well as with natural resources has been firmly anchored in our company operations for generations. In our opinion, economic success can only be sustainable if we also assume responsibility for the social and ecological impact of our company operations.
We derive this self-perception from our cooperative origins, characterized by partnership, consistency, and reliable planning. We therefore focus on long-term commercial success and can direct our activities to the requirements of future generations. Our goal is to achieve common added value for the company and society.
As a responsible employer, we want to offer our employees an appreciative working environment and support them in developing their individual capabilities. This policy fosters loyalty and the long-term preservation of valuable human resources.
To think in terms of future generations also means to minimize possible negative effects on the environment as far as possible and to employ our resources efficiently. We therefore continuously improve our processes in alignment with recognized environmental standards.
Our core business is closely associated with the fundamental needs of people, and therefore our essential concern is to improve the quality of peoples' lives. We want to measure our success in retaining these values now as well as in the future.
We therefore seek a dialog with our customers, owners, employees, and suppliers in order to promote an intense exchange of views on all aspects of sustainability in our value-added chain as well as our products and services.