WIN-Charta: Intermediate goal achieved – Target concept submitted.

By signing the WIN-Charta – an initiative of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg – d&b commits itself to its economic, ecological, and social responsibility.

With the WIN-Charta certificate, participating companies can now document their voluntary commitment to far-reaching sustainability principles. These have major overlaps with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were adopted in 2015 by U.N. member states in the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. In addition, the WIN-Charta fulfills the requirements of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Directive 2014/95/EU of the European Union. This Directive intends to ensure pan-European harmonization and greater transparency for documenting sustainability measures. The Baden-Wuerttemberg certificate is therefore a document that has international significance.

The first step is for the participating companies to select three out of the twelve WIN-Charta guiding principles and to formalize plans for implementing them in a target concept. The plans must then be implemented within one year. This principle will continue over the following years when the company will also concentrate on the other guiding principles.

d&b submitted its target concept to the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg in June 2018. The three guiding principles below were selected:

1. Business success and jobs: We ensure long-term business success and provide jobs in the region.

2. Sustainable innovation: We promote innovations for products and services that increase sustainability and underline the innovative potential of the Baden-Wuerttemberg economy.

3. Incentives to rethink: At all levels of the company, we encourage incentives to rethink and act, and involve our employees as well as all other stakeholders in a constant process to increase corporate sustainability.

As part of the WIN-Charta, the participants also agree to initiate and implement a local project. d&b has decided to help expand the municipal electric charging infrastructure. The company wants to make a contribution to reducing harmful nitrogen oxides in Backang’s air in the future by installing a total of 15 charging stations on company premises. All d&b co-workers will be able to use the charging stations for their private cars.

Read the target concept submitted by d&b here: