Securing your future Sustainable management

We want to conduct our business in an environmentally compatible, socially responsible and economically successful manner – entirely in the interests of living and future generations, for whom we consider ourselves responsible.

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Greater sustainability in insurance business

To the press release

Since August 2020, the W&W Group has been a member of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI). The insurance group is thus increasingly embedding environmental, social and governance-related aspects in its insurance business.

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W&W Group is a PRI member

To the press release

By signing the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the W&W Group is underlining the sustainable focus of its investment business.

Sustainability strategy of the W&W Group

Responsible conduct and social commitment have a long tradition in the W&W Group. They are an integral part of our corporate culture. In 2012, we therefore expanded the W&W Group's target vision in the area of entrepreneurial activity to include sustainable action. Decisions are thus supplemented by aspects of sustainability. Target agreements are to be increasingly geared to this.

We see ourselves as having a social responsibility to also embrace energy efficiency and environmental protection in our own company in an exemplary manner. Energy should be used efficiently, pollutant emissions should be reduced and wastewater and waste should be avoided as far as possible. When making purchases, we pay attention to environmentally compatible materials. Subcontractors and suppliers are selected according to economic as well as social and ecological criteria.

We also act sustainably when designing new products. This applies both to the Housing division and to various areas of insurance.

  • For example, Wüstenrot Bausparkasse offers owners of residential properties special products for financing the modernisation of energy systems.
  • As an investor, Württembergische Lebensversicherung actively seeks to reduce harmful emissions in its investment portfolio. It does so by more strongly promoting climate-friendly technologies and their propagation.

Employees are an extremely important asset for the W&W Group as a service provider. The company's success depends on their commitment and performance. Securing the company's future viability and competitiveness therefore also requires sustained investment in employees.
For us, this includes not only the continuous further development of our employees, but also providing offers and benefits promoting a better work-life balance, and health management.

  • For example, our employees have a constant range of back, yoga, brain fitness, Zumba and fascia courses at their disposal, as well as health seminars.
  • The W&W Group ensures a good work-life balance with the aid of flexible working time models, mobile working in individual cases and a wide range of support services for parents, e.g. company child care, holiday care, emergency care and life situation coaching.

The origin and fields of activity of the W&W Group are based on fundamental social ideas. The Wüstenrot Foundation, the majority shareholder of W&W AG, is guided by its basic understanding of social responsibility. It supports projects in the fields of architectural conservation and preservation, art and culture, science and research as well as teaching, education and training.

The long company history connects the W&W companies in a very special way with the people and their home region. In addition to the commitment of the Wüstenrot Foundation, the W&W Group primarily supports projects in the major locations in Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg and Kornwestheim. For example, it supports selected associations and their initiatives with its annual Christmas donation.

The companies of the W&W Group also support regional associations and institutions. There are also partnerships with schools, universities and the media.

Recent awards Sustainability.

  • Green Canteen

    Our W&W company restaurant becomes a GreenCanteen and receives the seal as an award for sustainably operating catering businesses. The focus on fair and sustainable food, as well as the expansion of the vegetarian and vegan menu, made the certification successful. The extensive offer is prepared at five, thematically different counters, so that everyone gets his taste.

  • DGNB certification

    The first construction phase of the W&W Campus was awarded the gold certificate of the DGNB (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen / German Sustainable Building Council). The economic, functional and ecological aspects of the buildings, such as the efficient air-conditioning concept or the design of the green spaces, were tested.

  • Charta der Vielfalt / Diversity Charter

    Signing the charter complements the measures that the W&W Group is already taking to promote diversity. In the future, the W&W Group would like to be even more active in creating an appreciative working environment for all employees by implementing the "Diversity Charter".

  • Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI)

    As a member of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI), the W&W Group is undertaking to comply with the four Principles for Sustainable Insurance and intends to enhance the company's economic, ecological and social responsibility.

  • Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

    By signing the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the W&W Group is undertaking to introduce and comply with the six Principles for Responsible Investment.

  • Fair Company 2022

    The Fair Company award confirms the particularly fair treatment of young professionals in the W&W Group.

  • Total E-Quality

    Total-E-Quality rating: The sustainable commitment of the W&W Group to reconciling private and professional life and equal opportunities was recognised.

  • Corporate Health Award

    The W&W Group was placed as the industry winner in the insurance category for its achievements within occupational health management and won the Corporate Health Award again in 2021.

In the service of sustainability Partnerships

  • Academic network

    W&W is currently cooperating with the University of Hohenheim, the University of Ulm and the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences.

  • Promoting young talent

    Educational partnerships exist with the Friedrich-List-Gymnasium Asperg (2011), the Erich-Kästner-Realschule Steinheim (2012) and the Erich-Bracher-Schule Kornwestheim (2015). The W&W Group offers students the opportunity to take part in job application training, company tours and the "StepOne" internship weeks.

  • Article on the responsible citizen

    The W&W Group supports the Ludwigsburger Kreiszeitung with the topic Zisch (Zeitung in der Schule [newspapers in schools]). The aim is to introduce young people to the medium of newspapers. In addition, W&W is a newspaper sponsor for the Stuttgarter Zeitung and the Stuttgarter Nachrichten. As part of the campaign, the company donates an annual subscription to schools.