TAIPEI, Taiwan – The German Trade Office Taipei (GTO) has compiled a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) report about corporate social activities initiated in 2019 and 2020 by 21 German companies operating in Taiwan.
“Achieving a better and more sustainable world will be possible only with the support of the business sector,” stated Axel Limberg, Chief Representative and Executive Director of the GTO while presenting the report at a press conference today at the German Institute Taipei. He further emphasized, “In Taiwan, over 250 German companies are playing a vital role in the economic and social environment. Besides being major employers, they see themselves as socially responsible enterprises committed to Taiwan’s society. We are very delighted to see that German companies continue the century-long tradition of CSR across the world and are taking responsibility for local communities.”
Guests of honor at the press conference were Ms. Jessie Lieh-Jiun Chao, First Economic Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Affairs; Mr. Yeh-Shin Chu, Senior Executive Officer of European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; as well as Sven Meier, Media and Public Affairs Officer of the German Institute Taipei, all of whom delivered welcoming remarks. Mr. James Chiu, General Manager of Fresenius Kabi Taiwan Ltd.; Mr. Jan Hollmann, Managing Director of Robert Bosch Taiwan Co., Ltd.; Ms. Renee Chen, Head of Communications of Covestro (Taiwan) Ltd.; and Mr. Phylex Ong, Managing Director of BECKHOFF Automation Co., Ltd., provided first hand insights into their CSR activities. Their accounts demonstrate that CSR is a core value of their companies.
The newly published report introduces several CSR activities in which German companies engage, such as supporting charity organizations with donations, organizing fundraising events, cooperating with under-resourced schools, volunteering in environmental and community engagements (e.g., cleaning up waste and blood donations), as well as initiating zero carbon programs. The report shows that German companies embrace their responsibility for Taiwan and actively contribute to a better and more sustainable society.
The report covers CSR activities of the following companies: BASF Taiwan Ltd., Bayer Taiwan Company Ltd., Beckhoff Automation Co., Ltd., B. Braun Taiwan Co. Ltd., Boehringer Ingelheim Taiwan Ltd., Covestro (Taiwan) Ltd., Crown Worldwide (Taiwan) Ltd., DAS Asia Limited Taiwan Branch, Deutsche Bank AG, Taiwan, Fresenius Kabi Taiwan Ltd., HEIDENHAIN Co., Ltd., iF DESIGN ASIA Ltd., Kuehne + Nagel Ltd., Melchers Trading GmbH (Taiwan Branch), Mercedes-Benz Taiwan Ltd., Merck Ltd., REMONDIS Taiwan Co., Ltd., Robert Bosch Taiwan Co., Ltd., Siemens Limited Taiwan, TÜV SÜD Asia Ltd. Taiwan Branch, and wpd Taiwan Energy Co. Ltd.
The report is now also available online under the following link: