Our Values

Core Values of the STIWA Group

The core val­ues of the STIWA Group form the foun­da­tion of our cor­po­rate cul­ture. Own­ers and man­agers have worked togeth­er to devel­op the strate­gic frame­work for the cor­po­rate group, fur­ther devel­op­ing our val­ues along­side our vision and mis­sion. The result is the STIWA val­ue cir­cle. Since its foun­da­tion in 1972, the STIWA Group has been build­ing its com­mer­cial suc­cess on a sta­ble val­ue foun­da­tion. The cor­po­rate val­ues describe the codes of con­duct for the coop­er­a­tion of all the employ­ees in the cor­po­rate group, but also towards our cus­tomers and busi­ness part­ners. They serve as a deci­sion-mak­ing tool for appro­pri­ate behav­ior in every­day busi­ness to secure the long-term integri­ty of the STIWA Group and its employ­ees.


The company’s val­ue cir­cle con­sists of five core val­ues: Entre­pre­neur­ial think­ing and action, part­ner­ship, inno­va­tion, qual­i­ty and sus­tain­abil­i­ty. The objec­tive is to strength­en and con­sol­i­date the aware­ness of our core val­ues, in par­tic­u­lar with regard to the inte­gra­tion of new employ­ees. That should be put into prac­tice through tar­get­ed leader ship and oth­er com­mu­ni­ca­tion activ­i­ties. The rep­re­sen­ta­tion as a cir­cle shows that the indi­vid­ual val­ues are relat­ed to one anoth­er. The shape also sig­ni­fies sta­bil­i­ty, so a major aspect of the cor­po­rate val­ues is also expressed graph­i­cal­ly.

Entepreneurial thinking and action

  • We invest in the train­ing and edu­ca­tion of our employ­ees.
  • We pri­or­i­tize sus­tain­able over­all suc­cess over short-term prof­it.
  • We also take action when we detect problems/opportunities which are out­side of our remit.
  • We take respon­si­bil­i­ty for our deci­sions and actions.
  • We base our actions on clear­ly defined objec­tives.


  • We place great val­ue on per­son­al, respect­ful inter­ac­tion with each oth­er and with our part­ners.
  • We work close­ly in teams.
  • We speak open­ly and seek prag­mat­ic solu­tions that take the „short route“.
  • We treat all employ­ees and part­ners fair­ly and equal­ly.
  • We enable every­body to real­ize their full poten­tial.
  • We sup­port employ­ees in dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions.


  • We do only clean busi­ness.
  • We endeav­or to min­i­mize harm­ful effects to our envi­ron­ment and use pro­duc­tion process­es which con­serve resources.
  • We are com­mit­ted to man­u­fac­tur­ing prod­ucts exclu­sive­ly for peace­ful pur­pos­es.
  • We nur­ture our region­al roots and sup­ports local projects.
  • We pro­mote our loca­tions through the high­est pos­si­ble region­al val­ue cre­ation.


  • We active­ly respond to future chal­lenges.
  • We make new tech­nolo­gies which can be used indus­tri­al­ly to open new oppor­tu­ni­ties for our cus­tomers.
  • We pro­vide space, time and mon­ey for inno­va­tion.
  • We ask all our employ­ees to par­tic­i­pate in ongo­ing improve­ment.
  • We con­stant­ly devel­op new knowl­edge and learn from one anoth­er.


  • We com­bine dri­ve for change with con­sis­tent focus on qual­i­ty.
  • We oper­ate in trans­par­ent process­es.
  • We mon­i­tor the effec­tive­ness of mea­sures and close con­trol loops.
  • We main­tain an open approach to mis­takes and crit­i­cism.
  • We observe com­pre­hen­sive occu­pa­tion­al safe­ty.
  • We meet inter­na­tion­al stan­dards.