Since 2015, the More than a Market initiative provides a platform for sharing and developing best practices of CSR
engagement by German companies in China. The initiative is currently supported by two hosts, The German Chamber of Commerce in China and the Missions of the Federal Republic of Germany in the People’s Republic of China. The initiaitve aims to:
- Showcase best CSR initiatives by German enterprises for Chinese society and their added value.
- Encourage & inspire companies to catalyze sustainable projects by providing knowledge on relevant CSR, sustainability, diversity & inclusion related topics.
- Create a strong network among like-minded companies and stakeholders on CSR activities.
The German Chamber of Commerce in China has the important assignment to support German companies regarding their business endeavors in China. It is divided into the regional centers of North China, Shanghai and its neighboring provinces, and South & South-West China; they assist all together more than 2,300 companies. However, their responsibility goes beyond the mere facilitation of trade. Therefore, the German Chamber of Commerce in China offers an extensive portfolio of services and organize a large variety of activities such as workshops, seminars, and events every year, allowing its members to network and stay informed about the latest business developments.china.ahk.de/@company
The Missions of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Peoples’ Republic of China consist of the Embassy in Beijing and the Consulates-General in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenyang. They represent Germany and German interests in China dealing with all aspects of foreign relations, ranging from the promotion of bilateral political relations, the support of German business interests, to the promotion of cultural, research and technology cooperation and public diplomacy. The legal and consular affairs departments of all missions issue visas to Chinese and other countries’ citizens and provide help to German citizens in China. Whereas political affairs are mainly covered by the Embassy in Beijing the Consulates focus on the promotion of economic, cultural and scientific cooperation in their respective regions.china.diplo.de@company
Continental Tires, with 150 years of rubber manufacutring history, is the biggest original equipment tires supplier in Europe, one of every three new cars out of factory are equipped with Continental tires. Continental Tires (China) Co., Ltd., established in September 2009, is the only one tire manufacturing site in China. With over 2000 employees, the company mainly produce replacement and original equipment passenger car tires for the mid-high end Chinese market. Major tires brands produced here are Continental Tires, Viking, General Tires and Gislaved, with range from 13 to 22 inches including speicality tires like winter tires, SSR tires, and ContiSeal/ContiSilent tires. During the years, it has won the trust from both international and domestic OEM and provide top quality product and services to our customers. With our products and services, we contribute to safe, economical and eco-friendly mobility.www.continental.com@company
Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor, a uniquely authentic neighbourhood situated at the intersection point of Shanghai, becomes the seventh Hyatt hotel in Shanghai and the first in Putuo District.Ideal for business and leisure travelers looking to connect with the energy of the cosmopolitan city, Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor offers 314 spacious guestrooms and suites and 2,600 sq m of indoor and outdoor event and meeting venues. Guests and locals can make the most of the dynamic Shanghai lifestyle with sky-high dining at four destination restaurants and lounges, or find rejuvenation at the 24-hour gym, swimming pool and Flo Spa.www.hyatt.com@company
LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2020. The company currently has about 14,800 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.
On January 31, 2005, the company was initially listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and LANXESS Chemical (China) Co., Ltd. officially started operations. LANXESS now has 13 subsidiaries, 6 R&D centers and 7 production sites with around 1,200 employees in Greater China. LANXESS works closely with its local partners to develop market-oriented solutions that meet local market needs.
SAP’s strategy is to help every business run as an intelligent enterprise. As a market leader in enterprise application software, we help companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps to give people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. We simplify technology for companies so they can consume our software the way they want – without disruption. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables business and public customers across 25 industries globally to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improve people’s lives.www.sap.com@company
Founded in 1945 in post-war Germany, Prof. Reinhold Würth turned the former two-man business into a worldwide operating trading group. The Würth Group is today a world market leader in its core business, its product range comprises over 125,000 products: from screws, screw accessories and anchors to tools, chemical-technical products and personal protection equipment the trade in assembly and fastening material. The Würth Group currently consists of over 400 companies in more than 80 countries and has over 80,000 employees on its payroll. The Group’s business orientation is marked by a strong brand policy, future-oriented product strategy, closeness to the customer, clear quality offensive, thinking in terms of visions and not least by a strong corporate culture. “www.wuerth.cn/en/wuerth_cn/company/wuerth_group.php@company
Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2020, Henkel reported sales of more than 19 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of about 2.6 billion euros. Henkel employs about 53,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Diversity and inclusion (D&I) are firmly anchored in the corporate culture of Henkel. We actively promote it among our employees, raise awareness, and foster an environment that welcomes and embraces different perspectives, cultures, and diversity of thought.www.henkel.com@company
Taicang Roundtable (TRT) has been established in 2006 as a professional industry organization for German and European invested small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) located in Taicang. With its over 90 members it serves its members as a communication platform to share information and other useful resources among each other as well as supporting in communicating with the government. Taicang Roundable is deeply committed to Corporate Social Responsibility and the giving back to society.www.taicang-roundtable.com/@company
Trolli 口力 is a German gummy brand owned by MEDERER Group since 1979. It is marketed to dozens of countries for more than 40 years. Life is far too important to be taken seriously. This is the motto inside every Trolli bag of sweets. Trolli gives superb importance to high quality and innovation. It is known by good taste and unique product shapes. Mini burger, pizza, sour fries, cola bottle, colorful lizard and sea creature are always loved by adults and children.www.trolli.com.cn/@company
We are a content production and communication studio in the field of sustainable business and innovation since 2011. We produce China's first magazine about green economy. We create feature reports, public exhibitions, sustainability-theme short film and workshops for public education and empowerment of professionals.www.bemedia.com.cn@company
Collective Responsibility is built on the principle that multiple stakeholders have an obligation to work together to develop solutions to Asia’s sustainability issues and the recognition that this is a long-term, and complex process. At Collective Responsibility, we assist our clients to look through the lens of sustainability to understand the possibilities that lie in front of them.www.coresponsibility.com@company
D&I Consulting (DNIC) is a corporate advisory and training consultancy that supports diversity and inclusion at the workplace. Our mission is to build an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity, so that everyone with different backgrounds and identities can bring their whole selves
Since its inception, Inclusion Factory has seen the advancement of inclusive employment for persons with disabilities (PWDs) as its mission. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to realize their potential and get into the mainstream of society through taking up an occupation. As of 2021, Inclusion Factory has been employing 37 full-time employees with intellectual disabilities.We provide training and support services for companies willing to hire people with disability (PWD), share our expertise, and expand inclusion to more companies and Industries. 27 PWDs have been employed in other companies supported by the Inclusion Advisory. A total of 250 people from 20 enterprises participated in the workshop to help change the mindset and attitudes towards PWD as an initial step for inclusive employment.www.inclusion-factory.com/en/@company
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) has close ties with the current governing party of Germany, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). In Germany, 16 regional offices offer a wide variety of conferences and events. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The foundation’s headquarters are situated in Sankt Augustin near Bonn, and also in Berlin.The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Shanghai Representative office was opened in 2001. The top priority of the China Country Program is to strengthen German-Chinese understanding and partnership and to promote bilateral exchanges between China and Germany in the fields of science, economics, technology and sociology. In addition, the Foundation aims to contribute to the sustainable success of the Chinese reform process and to promote China's increasing integration into the international relations network.www.kas.de/en/web/china@company
Haofood is a food science & technology company that makes alternative chicken protein. Our first innovation is a tasty and nutritious plant-based chicken from peanut protein. We choose ingredients that allow us to create an almost-perfect culinary replica of real meat, preserving the pleasure derived from meat’s mouthwatering taste and texture. This is all while creating a product that is healthier and a more environmentally sustainable meat alternative.www.haofood.co@company
ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Shanghai is the Commercial Section of the Austrian Consulate General in Shanghai and part of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. We are regionally responsible for East China and, in particular, for the Yangtze River Delta (YRD). Further representations of the Austrian economy in China are situated in Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Chengdu, Shenyang and Xi’an. Our mission:
• Representing Austrian business and economic interests • Providing information on recent developments in relevant industries • Encouraging business cooperation between Austria and China • Organizing trade promotion and B2B events
In Shanghai, our team places a special focus on the sectors Automotive & Mobility, Industrial Automation, New Technologies, Health Sector & Medical Technologies, Chemicals & Plastics, New Materials, Creative Industries.
EGRC was founded on the belief that educated women have educated children. Through EGRC’s financial sponsorship and dedicated emotional support, hundreds of young women from rural Western China have changed their lives through education. In turn, they have positively impacted their families and communities.egrchina.net@company
Founded in 2004 by a group of young professionals who believed people can make a difference, HandsOn Shanghai is an officially registered non-profit organization with the Shanghai Civil Affair Bureau since 2010.
With our mission is to promote volunteerism, inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world, we envision a world in which individuals, students, and corporate leaders are able to discover (and harness) their power to make a difference, participate as volunteers, and participants in the development of healthy, vibrant, and resilient communities.
Established in 2004, Lifeline remains the one and only English speaking crisis helpline service across China. We operate as a 100% volunteer based social enterprise, in cooperation with the Shanghai United Foundation. Whether it’s a personal, family, or work-related issue, a major trauma,personal loss or chronic physical or mental illness, we listen and support, offering resources and referrals to help and enable callers to take positive steps forwardlifelinechina.org@company
Championing education for a brighter future.
Founded in 1996, Shanghai Sunrise is a well established local NGO registered with the Shanghai Charity Foundation. Our vision is a brighter future for disadvantaged youth in Shanghai through access to education and personal development scholarships.