Annual report 2014

Commitment by tradition

By Haniel’s corporate values, economic success obliges it to create added value for society. As a “corporate citizen”, the Holding Company has traditionally been committed to the improvement of its home town of Duisburg in order to create a long-term benefit for the region and to increase the quality of life in the city – such as with Haniel Klassik Open Air concerts, which were held for the first time in 2013 and will be held again in 2015. Together with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Duisburger Philharmonic and the city of Duisburg, Haniel is providing every Duisburg resident free access to the arts and allows recording companies to reach new target groups. In the Ruhrort harbour district, where the Group has been headquartered for 259 years, Haniel provides financial as well as material and non-material support in the areas of site responsibility and promoting education. The focus of this support lies in particular on socially disadvantaged children and young people.

For more information on Haniel’s CR strategy and on the Group’s social commitment, go to An overview of the progress made in implementing the ten principles of the UN Global Compact can be found