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Virtual cruise in the factory of Mercedes-Benz Kecskemét.

Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Ltd.

Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR

Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Ltd. takes an important role in the development of Kecskemét and the region. As one of the largest companies in Hungary and the largest investor in Bács-Kiskun county it provides support for all the initiatives that aim at creating value and building a community, it gives help to those in need and promotes health consciousness in the education of children. Mercedes-Benz’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) is diversified and complex: it provides funding for educational, cultural and sports associations, foundations and institutions.

Education

Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Ltd. considers providing support for kindergartens and schools to be of special significance. The plant takes part in the improvement of education in Hungary and in the modernization of institutes. Kecskemét was the first city in Hungary where, with the help of the MobileKids (MoKi) program, traffic safety was added to school subjects. The company organizes children’s day events in a number of schools in Bács-Kiskun county with art and craft courses and sports programs and it also takes part in the renovation of kindergartens and playgrounds in Kecskemét.

Sports

The Mercedes-Benz plant has always placed a great emphasis on preserving and improving employees’ health. The company’s colleagues have had the opportunity to join the sports program since November 2012 by means of which the company provides free means for them to get access to a range of sports activities. The company regularly organizes running races, which now has a traditional role in locally promoting a healthy lifestyle, sport and community values. The new multi-functional sports hall of the Mercedes-Benz Sports Academy was opened in August 2017 and the basketball team bearing the name of Mercedes-Benz (Mercedes-Benz Gyár KLA) started their fifth season in September.

Social

The Mercedes-Benz plant is devoted to social and caritative activities in the traditional sense. The company considers it to be an important task to help improve the life quality of people living with disabilities and to give support to children and their families living in poverty and in a disadvantageous position as well as to provide funds for civil associations representing them. Thanks to the several years’ collaboration with the city of Kecskemét managers of the plant take part and help in the charity lunch giving in person at the City Social Foundation in December. Within the framework of its social program, the company gives financial support for the hospital in Kecskemét.

Environmental protection

The motto of the Mercedes-Benz plant is “Innovation for Sustainability”. Environmental protection is an integral part of the corporate strategy and policy and the same principle is followed in the course of creating the social responsibility program. The company launched a garbage collecting campaign that is unique in Hungary and the money from selling the selectively collected waste was given to a non-profit organization that lists environmental protection among its activities. The plant pays special attention to turning sustainability and long-term thinking into an everyday reality: factory employees take part in the Kecskemét campaign of the movement TeSzedd! - Önkéntesen a tiszta Magyarországért (“PickItUp!” - Volunteering for a cleaner Hungary). The program includes an environmental protection day for pupils of the Mercedes-Benz School when kids learned about the selective waste collection.

Cultural life

The Mercedes-Benz plant actively takes part in the cultural and social life of Kecskemét, so it considers funding social events that offer quality entertainment to be especially important. The company joined the circle of Maecenases of the Kecskemét Sprint Festival and the supporters of the Winter Festival. The plant takes part in the Night of Museum series of programs and funds events such as the Jazz Capital Kecskemét or the “Hírös” Week Festival. The plant also supports the József Katona Theater and is the main sponsor of the “Prima Primissima” County Prime Gala.

Local civic associations

"Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Ltd. takes part in socially important matters, so it helps the activity of those working in catastrophe protection. The Establishment Fire Department of the plant has been collecting fire extinguishing equipment for years.
The company funds art and craft events and leisure programs for the local civic associations and also contributes to the renovation of their real estates."

Environment and safety

Workplace safety

Safe workplaces are prerequisites for healthy, motivated and satisfied employees.

OHSAS

Work and health protection activities are an organic part of the corporate strategy of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Ltd. 

Environmental protection

Our company considers environmental protection and energy efficiency organic parts of our corporate strategy and policy.

EMAS

In 2011, before production was launched, we had successfully introduced the EMAS III (1221/2009/EG) European Standard.

Waste management

As to waste management, Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Ltd. considers it a fundamental objective to prevent the generation of waste in the course of production

Nature protection

Following the directives stated at a corporate level, we launched a project aiming at reducing carbon-dioxide emission at our plant.

Annual report
2015

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2016

Annual report
2017