Promoting science, technology, and environmental protection
Those who advocate sustainable development are obliged to invest in the human capacity for innovation. Accordingly, we support universities and research institutes all over the world.
The Daimler and Benz Foundation — for people and the environment. In order to address important research issues concerning the
interrelationships between human beings, the environment, and
technology, the Daimler and Benz Foundation supports interdisciplinary
scientific projects in this area. To mark the 125th anniversary
of the automobile, Daimler increased the foundation’s endowment
by €88 million to €125 million.
Stifterverband: Daimler is one of the
founding members of the Stifterverband
für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Donors’
Association for the Promotion of Sciences
and Humanities in Germany). This
is the largest private foundation of its
kind in Germany. The association provides
over €120 million in sponsorship
funding each year.
Daimler Foundation strengthens Germany as a center of scientific research. Back in 1975 we transferred a working-capital fund to the Stifterverband in order to establish the Daimler Foundation. Since that time, the earnings from this fund have been used to promote science and technology and support up-and-coming young scientists.
Supporting the environment worldwide. We believe it is our
responsibility to preserve the diversity of habitats, species, and
genes for future generations. Since 1998 Daimler has therefore
been supporting the Global Nature Fund (GNF), whose worldwide
Living Lakes project pursues the goal of protecting and renaturing
lakes, wetlands, and other bodies of water. In this connection we
joined the GNF in the summer of 2011 to organize a nature-oriented
family camp on Lake Constance for the first time ever.
Environmental education for children. On the occasion of World Environment Day in June 2011, Mercedes-Benz do Brasil made a targeted appeal to the upcoming generation. At performances of the play “Planeta Mercedes-Benz — Our Sustainable World” at one of the company’s truck production plants in Brazil, approximately 7,000 children were reminded of how important it is to deal respectfully with nature.
My Sustainability Report
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