For us, taking on social responsibility means anchoring our commitment in a clear CSR strategy. CSR means corporate social responsibility, and in this context DWS is guided by the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and addresses two major challenges of our time: combating climate change and working for greater social justice.
Together with selected partner organizations, we want to provide targeted support for projects and initiatives that contribute to our strategy. We also want to address acute needs for support in our immediate neighborhood wherever we have the opportunity and a location, as a corporate citizen. Through donations, we can offer monetary assistance to organizations to purchase necessary equipment or urgently needed resources. Through Social days’ and centrally planned corporate volunteering activities by individual teams, our employees provide active support on site. Get to know our partner organizations below and learn more about the initiatives we regularly support.
We reached over 270,000 people with our social commitment in 2023. The majority of these - 250,000 people - with programs to protect the environment and the oceans.
We were able to support over 18,000 people with our social initiatives. Our employees also contributed to this through their voluntary work. 40 % of all projects were actively supported by our employees.
The volunteer work of our employees is an important component of our social commitment. We are very proud of the high level of participation of our colleagues.
71% of the earth's surface is covered by oceans. They are not only the habitat for thousands of marine creatures, but also an essential part of our climate and environment. Supporting and protecting them is important for all of us. As a corporate citizen, DWS is committed to protecting our oceans and preserving the Blue Economy. That's why we work closely with ocean and environmental organizations such as Healthy Seas and WWF Germany.
Here you can find more information about our partnerships with Healthy Seas and WWF Germany.
Acute aid in the neighborhood, the fight against hunger, help for homeless people, support for children – these are just a few examples of initiatives that are close to our hearts as part of our social and societal responsibility. In the form of donations, but also with on-site assignments, we – DWS and our employees – provide support and send a clear signal: Only together can we achieve positive change in our society.
Learn more about the organizations and institutions we support: