We want to create added value for society
at all our company sites, in concrete local projects, and together with our employees. To do so we focus on the basic needs of people for healthy food, healthy living, and environmentally-friendly energy as the heart of our company activity.
Giving something back and making a difference to others – this was the motivation that led BayWa AG to set up the BayWa Foundation in 1998. Since then, the foundation has been involved in educational projects in the fields of healthy nutrition and renewable energy, both locally and around the world. Thanks to the support of BayWa AG and numerous sponsors, more than 60 projects have now been implemented. The BayWa Foundation is committed to promoting knowledge, teaching about healthy nutrition and making renewable energy understandable. By pursuing these objectives, the foundation is able to give something back and help others.
Diversity at BayWa
Inclusion & Diversity has been a component of BayWa's ONE HR strategy since the end of 2018. BayWa does not tolerate discrimination against employees based on their origin, gender, age, physical or mental impairment or sexual orientation. With its Inclusion & Diversity Policy (I&D), which was adopted in 2019, BayWa actively acknowledges the importance of diversity within the company. This includes, among other things, the creation of a discrimination-free working environment. By signing the Diversity Charter, BayWa and BayWa r.e. have publicly committed to actively promoting a culture of mutual respect and togetherness. The aim is for every individual, with all their characteristics and abilities, to feel they belong to the company and to be able to develop their full potential. Outside the company's own walls, BayWa has maintained close social cooperation with the Pfennigparade Foundation for years. Physically disabled people take over BayWa AG's invoice receipt management, for example, or help maintain the beehives at the company's headquarters. This gives both sides the opportunity to gain valuable inclusive experience.
Together with the Technical University of Munich, BayWa is supporting research and education on international agricultural economics in the field of agricultural and horticultural sciences within the framework of an endowed chair.