Sustainable Leadership and Social Aspects (Social criteria)

Each individual’s social responsibility requires that managers and companies demonstrate understanding, trust and values. “Corporate Citizenship” has become an established feature of German corporate culture. More and more companies are getting involved as good citizens in the interests of public welfare and thereby taking on additional social responsibility. They are also integrating their social commitment into their corporate strategies and making it an established feature of their corporate cultures. Both sides gain from this kind of corporate involvement – business and the community alike. In Hamburg, the guiding principles of the honourable merchant (Leitbild eines ehrbaren Kaufmanns) serve as a model. EWMD women champion a management culture based on trust, respect and responsibility, exemplified in EWMD's principles.