Schmalz is also committed to society and the local community. The company engages its employees in social activities and encourages them to be active in their private lives.
Several typing drives in the company have enabled employees to register free of charge in the German bone marrow donor database. Employees also took part in the 2015 “Christmas in a shoe box” campaign, in support of children in need around the world.
Trainees also help Schmalz to extend its social commitment into the community on a regular basis. In the summer of 2015, they built two stone changing rooms in the open-air natural swimming pool in Glatten. This work was a part of Schmalz’s participation in the sustainable business initiative of the state of Baden-Württemberg (WIN). Each year, Schmalz supports a local cause within the WIN project. The Kindergarten in Glatten also received active help from Schmalz trainees in a recent renovation project. The trainees created new play walls for the child care center Schmalz Kinderwelt.
Schmalz’s social engagement also includes providing financial support to local clubs and public institutions, in the form of sponsoring club and student newspapers, as well as more general sponsorship activities. Instead of giving gifts to its business partners, Schmalz traditionally donates to the German Cystic Fibrosis Association to support research and the advancement of therapy in the field of cystic fibrosis.