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.
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.
Sustainability strategy of the W&W Group
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.
Fair Company 2020
The Karriere.de Fair Company award confirms the particularly fair treatment of young professionals in the W&W Group.
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 a company of excellence in the highest category for its performance in occupational health management and in 2016 won the Corporate Health Award in the special category "Demography".
In the service of sustainability Partnerships
Part of a value-oriented community
By participating in the GSC, the W&W Group acknowledges its economic, ecological and social responsibility. The aim of the GSC is to promote the development of sustainability issues in German companies. In addition, the transparency and comparability of this data is to be increased through uniform reporting.Learn more
Wirtschaftsinitiative Nachhaltigkeit (Economic Initiative Sustainability, WIN)
With around 35 other regional companies, W&W is one of the first signatories of the WIN Charter. It was initiated in 2014 by the Wirtschaftsinitiative Nachhaltigkeit together with the state government of Baden-Württemberg. The companies undertake to adhere to the corresponding guidelines and to further increasing their sustainability.Learn more
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.
The new W&W Campus Together into the future
All brands under the same roof: For the first time, all companies of the Group are united on the new W&W Campus in Kornwestheim. Equipped with modern facilities and open structures, 4,000 employees are committed to the interests of our customers.