About C.Woermann

The Company




Sustainability at C. Woermann

“C. Woermann is a multi-generation family business with a long-term commitment to our employees, partners, stakeholders, and the communities we operate in. Because we know the challenges of the African markets we have been serving for decades, we are proud to contribute to sustainable social, environmental, and economic development. Sustainability is at the heart of everything that we do.”

Managin Partners Rasmus Woermann and Axel Kuppe

Our contributions to sustainable development

  • – We empower African businesses, farmers, entrepreneurs, and governments to unlock value, increase efficiency, secure jobs and create sustainable growth by offering access to cutting-edge technology at affordable prices.
  • We are 100% committed to African growth, inclusion, and empowerment.
  • We are a reliable and supportive partner to local business, farmer’s cooperatives, development agencies, local governments, female businesses, and sustainability entrepreneurs in some of the most challenging environments.
  • Our branches offer secure jobs, continuously train employees’ skills, and empower women particularly in technical and managerial roles.
  • Our products foster sustainable growth in rural areas by helping to mechanize agriculture, protect harvests, empower efficient production, and reach global competitiveness.
  • We help to connect communities by facilitating local transport, enabling efficient logistics, and helping to build resilient infrastructures. We help to save resources, improve safety, and reduce emissions.
  • We deliver reliable and sustainable energy solutions and provide zero-emission technology such as solar power.
  • We partner to protect critical infrastructure. From ensuring safe drinking water to powering remote villages or fighting the spread of COVID through sanitation, C. Woermann delivers solutions that save lives and protect livelihoods.
  • We give back by supporting numerous local initiatives in schools, sport clubs, or charitable causes chosen by our employees and their families. We also help through the Woermann Foundation that has been providing education for young people in need since generations.


Corporate Social Responsibility Management at C. Woermann

As a sixth-generation family business, C. Woermann is rooted in values of integrity, sustainability, and long-term thinking. With our dedicated employees, we are proud to serve customers, employ local talent and foster enduring partnerships in Africa and beyond. Recognizing the unique challenges and opportunities of operating in Africa, we have embraced our role as a responsible corporate citizen, striving to make a positive impact on this continent’s development. Our commitment to sustainability is ingrained in our corporate culture, guiding our actions and decisions. We understand that responsible business practices are not only crucial for the well-being of our stakeholders but also for the sustainable growth and success of our company in the long run.

Our commitment to sustainability is anchored in four key pillars: empowering communities, promoting environmental stewardship, nurturing employee well-being, and ensuring ethical business practices. By aligning our activities with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and particularly Goals 8 and 9, we actively contribute to the global agenda for sustainable development while addressing specific local needs in our target markets in Africa. We firmly believe in the power of long-term partnerships. Our relationships with our customers, employees, and stakeholders are built on trust, mutual respect, and a shared vision for sustainable development. We strive to create value not only through our products and services but also by actively engaging with the communities in which we operate. By training skills and developing talent, supporting social initiatives, and investing in infrastructure, we aim to leave a positive and lasting impact on societies in Africa and around the globe. Our efforts range from implementing risk monitoring that goes far beyond the legal requirements, to community support projects that enhance local livelihoods. We also emphasize our commitment to nurturing the safety and well-being of our employees, as we believe that their dedication and passion are fundamental to our success. At C. Woermann, we are committed to continuing our journey towards a sustainable and prosperous future. We invite you to join us in our pursuit of sustainable partnerships in Africa and the world. Together, let us forge a better tomorrow, rooted in integrity, innovation, and long-term thinking.

In our annual CSR report, we aim to provide a transparent overview of our CSR initiatives and achievements over the past year.


Download our Corporate Sustainability Report here (english, PDF, 3 MB).