With Success Comes Obligations
The economic success of our company is very much dependent on responsibility. It is a matter of course that we should give something back to society.
We support human rights
Kathrein is committed to complying with human rights along the entire value chain. In both the procurement of materials and in production, we take the utmost care to ensure that no human rights are violated and that neither child labour nor conflict minerals are involved. With special inspections and audits, we follow the implementation of our guidelines, also for our partners around the world.
We promote culture, sports and welfare facilities
Our home is in Rosenheim, which lies mid-way between Munich and Salzburg. In this region in particular we have benefited from good synergies in the course of the nearly one hundred years of company history. The company offers primary support to regional cultural institutions and projects through the Kathrein cultural foundation. For example, in Rosenheim we back the Kultur- und Kongresszentrum (a culture and congress centre) and the Lokschuppen (an exhibition centre housed in a former coach-house for locomotives). We also contribute to a valuable cultural project in the area of classical music with the Gut Immling Opera Festival. For many years, our company has sponsored the junior programs of the Sportbund Rosenheim (Rosenheim Sports Association) ice hockey division. In particular cases, individual athletes have been helped financially. Social commitment is also a very important issue for us. For example, we collaborate with the Caritas Wendelstein Werkstätten in Rosenheim and Raubling, where people with disabilities are active on our behalf.
We maintain close ties with the scientific community
We also care deeply about promoting scientific institutions. Their research endeavours expand our technological horizons. Moreover, this way we establish valuable contacts to great minds. For instance, there is collaboration with the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences, the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) and the Polytechnic University of Timisoara in Romania. Our company also collaborates with the renowned Fraunhofer Society.