Daimler AG

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Daimler AG
Industry Automobiles and Parts
Founded 01/1886
Headquarters Stuttgart, Germany
Area Served Worldwide
CEO Dieter Zetsche
Chairman Supervisory Board Manfred Bischoff
Products Automobiles,First-class Trucks, Vans and Buses
Financial Services Daimler Financial Services
Market Value 101,621 m$
Employees 274,616 (2014)
Website www.daimler.com

About Daimler[edit]

Daimler is one of the most successfull automotive companies. The company has more subsidiaries, like Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services. Dailer is the biggest producer of premium cars and of commercial vehicles. Daimler Financial Services offers financing, leasing and insurance. The founders of the company were Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz in 1886. The company focuses on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles. Daimler sells its automobiles all around the world and factories of the company can be found on all five continents. The company is listed on the stock market in Frankfurt and Stuttgart. In 2013 the company sold 2,343,623 vehicles, and had a total revenue of 118 billion dollars. The company is owned by European, U.S. and other investors, circulating around one billion shares. The Board of Management consists of 7 members.

Engagement in Cultural Diplomacy[edit]

While the company can be found all over the world, its logical as it is very international, that there are a lot of cultures and different people working for Daimler. So there is a need to satisfy everyone´s needs and make the company effective. Because of this fact the company has a lot of activities in the field of cultural diplomacy and internationalism. They run many projects to support cultural diplomacy.

Employment Policy[edit]

Daimler operates in more than 140 nationalities. The company is present all over the world. The company has subsidiaries in 43 countries and production facilities in 5 continents. The company can be found from South Africa, through Sweden, Austria, Spain, France to Mexico or New Zealand. The company has subsidiaries all over the world.

Cultural Exchange Program[edit]

Daimler offers their employees the opportunity to improve their language and professional skills. They have the chance to do this in Germany or abroad. If the employee thinks that it is for his advantage to move country, Daimler adheres to the wish of the employee.


International Internship Program[edit]

Daimler offers great opportunities for students and graduates. Applicants can complete an internship at Daimler, they can stay for a few months and get experience in one of the best companies in the world. There are Internship opportunities in every country, where Daimler has a presence. The company also offers jobs for students and graduates.

Grants And Scholarships[edit]

The Dailer Group has a division of Daimler und Benz Stiftung, which provides scholarships for young people and their workers. The largest one is the Postdoctoral Scholarship program, which tries to help young professors in the field of research. The foundation also has an award in the field of Engineering, where they provide the best enigineers with a grant. The program „MINTenational“ is a research and development program for universities, where the company tries to help to get the best from the universities. The Alumni-Verein Program is a research program for specialists in the automobile industry.

Cooperation with universities[edit]

Daimler cooperates with a lot of universities for example: University of Stuttgart and Baden-Wuttemberg University. Daimler spends a lot of money on research and development and uses new innovations, which helps to make life easier for the customers. Currently, worldwide 14,700 employees are working in the area of „Innovations“ and „Research and Development“. The team works in 6 countries, at 16 locations.

Notable activities[edit]

Promoting Human Rights/Civil Rights[edit]

Daimler recognizes and protects human rights. The company organizes its production on the basis of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and on the Integrity and Legal Affairs function on the Group´s Board of Management. The company offers fair working conditions to their workers and rejects any form of discirimination.

Activities in the field of Humanitarian Aid[edit]

Daimler has been the partner of the German Aids Foundation since 1991. Every year since 2008, Daimler has supported the foundation´s opera event. This year the gala will take place in the Deutsche Oper Berlin. The company offers shuttle services for the guests in their Mercedes-Benz S-Class. In 2008 there was a concert in London in honor of Nelson Mandela´s 90th birthday. More than 1 billion people watched this concert through TV screens, where the biggest singers were performing. As the main sponsor, Daimler donated a Mercedes-Benz C 350, signed by stars such as Will Smith or Leona Lewis, that was later auctioned off. The money was given to Nelson Mandela´s foundation against AIDS. Daimler also opened training centres all over the world to develop the local economies and provide opportunities for the youth to develop their skills. It takes place in Mongolia, Afghanistan, Russia and etc.

Supporting Music and Visual Arts[edit]

The opinion of Daimler is that music is a universal language. So Daimler is the sponsor of The German Music Council, which counts more than 8 million fans. Daimler also supports the Federal Youth Orchestra of the Council. Here Germany´s top young talents can work in the best environment. Daimler is also sponsor of many music events, festivals and institutions such as the Moscow Meets Friends, Emerging Artist Award or Crnabrook Academy in USA. Mercedes-Benz, as the most-known brand of Daimler, is the sponsor of the „Pianist“ music festival and of the „Car Outdoor“ festival. Daimler Financial Services support art and culture events and projects all over the world. For example the main partner of the Kulturfabrik Theaterhaus in Stuttgart is Mercedes-Benz Bank. The employees of the company have discount tickets. Daimler in the U.S.A. and Canada is the main partner of many cultural institutions, such as the Ontario College of Art & Design, the Cranbrook Academy of Arts in Michigan or the Christian University in Texas.

Supporting Films Industry[edit]

This year Mercedes-Benz made a deal with Pana TV and became the main sponsor of the International Fashion Film Festival. The company is also represented at the Cennes Film Festival every year and each year the company holds a charity auction, where they use some of their models. Daimler cars are used in many models. But no other activities of the company are used in the film industry.

Supporting Sports[edit]

Daimler is a sponsor in football, tennis and motorsport. Daimler has also been a sponsor of the International Olympic Committee for 12 years. The company cooperates with the Deutsche Fussball Bund and organises tournaments for children and also has teams for children. Mercedes as the main brand of Daimler can be found in almost every category of motorsports. Mercedes has its own team in Formula-1. Daimler founded the Laurens World Sport Awards and Academy in cooperation with Richemont. The philosophy is to get young people to participate in sport in cooperation with the biggest sport legends. The Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend takes place every year.

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