Commitment in the region

The uvex group, which is headquartered in Fürth, is known for its engagement in the local region. To promote social and cultural projects, the business group has been supporting the city theatre in Fürth (Stadttheater Fürth), the Ludwig-Erhard Foundation and Fürth City Festival for many years.

As part of the “uvex ride for kids” event, uvex group employees based at the Fürth headquarters commuted by bike to rack up the kilometres for a good cause. The employees raised an impressive sum of EUR 6,000 as part of this fundraising campaign. For every kilometre covered by bike, the uvex group donated 1 euro to the Rainer Winter Foundation. The donation went towards establishing the Nuremberg branch of the CJD (Christliches Jugenddorfwerk Deutschlands), a Christian non-profit organisation that focuses on youth, education and social work across Germany.

When it comes to awarding contracts, regionality is also at the forefront. Where possible, the uvex group works with workshops, systems manufacturers and service providers based in the Nuremberg metropolitan region. In terms of our production processes, the company maintains long-term, trust-based partnerships with workshops for the disabled, such as the Dambacher Workshop for the Disabled. Childcare services, including during holiday periods, for the children of employees highlight the uvex group’s commitment to ensuring a positive work-life balance.

An important social element of our sustainability efforts is the tight-knit relationship between the uvex group and the Rainer Winter Foundation, which celebrated its 40th birthday in 2020. Key projects from the previous year are listed under the Social section of this report.

The uvex group is firmly committed to Fürth as a location of business, both as the headquarters for a workforce that has now grown to around 1,000 employees and a production location for safety glasses. In this spirit, investments are regularly made to modernise workplaces, in addition to offering sports and fitness courses, outdoor relaxation spots and plenty of parking. The uvexeria canteen, which offers healthy meals for a balanced diet, sources vegetables, for example, from the local area around Fürth. In this way, employees enjoy fresh produce and are able to eat with the seasons, including during the annual asparagus harvest in the spring.

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Ecology Economy Social
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