ESG Reporting 2021
Information about the environment, social, and governance issues *
At Rheinmetall, for more than 130 years we have been taking responsibility: for our employees and products, for the environment and society. And we do so every day.
Founded in 1889, our technology company operates internationally. In addition to continuity, economic growth and compliance with the principles of good corporate governance, the responsible and careful use of natural resources is part of our self-image and corporate culture.
* ESG = Environmental, Social and Governance
VALUE. GROWTH. CHANGES.
My colleagues in the Executive Board and I are committed to holistic, transparent corporate management aimed at long-term economic success that integrates ecological and social as well as corporate governance aspects into our business activities.
We live in times of great upheaval, radical changes and global challenges: Increased geopolitical and economic uncertainty, globalization, demographic factors, shifts in societal values, scarcity of resources, new mobility concepts, Industry 4.0, climate change and new work, to mention but a few key words.
The issues of our time will also affect us as a company – right now, but even more so in the foreseeable future. In facing the many challenges we rely on our strengths: Entrepreneurship, adaptability, boldness of vision and innovative strength.
There are are growing expectations on companies to make a contribution to sustainable development. We accept this responsibility as a matter of course. We always have. Mobility and security are and will remain basic human needs. Rheinmetall Automotive has been working on eco-friendly mobility solutions for many years now and, with its products, is helping to ensure that the ever-growing demand for mobility does not come into conflict with environmental protection. Rheinmetall Defence’s product portfolio is geared towards providing the best possible protection for soldiers on deployment. The same applies to the armed forces who provide internal security.
Düsseldorf, December 2021
The Executive Board of Rheinmetall Aktiengesellschaft
Armin Papperger, Helmut P. Merch, Peter Sebastian Krause