Points of view & thoughts

Give a vote to steward ownership

Start-up: On November 25, 2019, the foundation "Verantwortungseigentum" (steward ownership) was founded. Neuguss is one of the first founding members.

The ceremonial act of the association foundation took place in the Berlin event location "Kalkscheune". Among the guests were prominent figures from business and politics: CDU Chairman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Economics Minister Peter Altmaier and top economists Michael Hüther and Marcel Fratzscher.

Steward ownership in enterprises has 130 years of history and today has become a mainstream trend. Now this enterprise form was given a common voice for the first time with the establishment of the foundation “Verantwortungseigentum”. But the foundation will also be a forum in which the polyphony of the individual companies will retain its space. By networking the companies in the foundation “Verantwortungseigentum”, a cross-company exchange is promoted, which coordinates and accompanies joint work on specific topics in smaller or larger groups.

More than 200 companies in Germany - including Neuguss and its subsidiaries - already practice this form of enterprise. It functions in a similar way to a family business, but the company is not automatically passed on to genetic relatives, but to related values.

The central value of steward-owned companies is the maintenance of independence. They ensure that profits and assets can serve the company's purpose in the long term and severely restrict the possibilities for individual privatisation of the company's assets.

Further information on the foundation and its work