Social interests and society

Sustainable, social, ecological and economic actions have always been inseparably linked to the company culture that VARTA has practiced and cultivated for more than 130 years. In this way have we been able to become what we are today: an innovation leader in important growth markets of lithium-ion technology, market leader in hearing aid batteries, and market leader in primary batteries for retail consumers, with approximately 1.5 billion alkaline batteries manufactured each year.

As a technology leader and supplier of innovative high-quality products, we are keenly aware of our responsibility for people and the environment. With our commitment to Germany as a production location and with our plants in Ellwangen, Dischingen and Nördlingen, we focus on environmentally friendly and resource-saving production, the quality and safety of our products, on motivating and supporting our employees, and on our social commitment – united under the umbrella of “VARTA Helps.”

Deutscher Gehörlosen-Sportverband (German Deaf Sport Association)

For many years VARTA Microbattery supports the Deutscher Gehörlosen-Sportverband (german deaf sport association).

With our help hearing impaired and deaf people are promoted. We support the participation in competitions, e. g. Deaflympics and European championships in different sportive disciplines and would like to help many athletes on their way to medals.
Our opinion: hearing impaired and deaf people should not be left behind.

Photo: Deutscher Gehörlosen-Sportverband (DGS)
Photographer: Peter Schöler

Hear the World

The best hearing aid device does not work without functioning batteries, but they have to be replaced regularly. Hearing aid batteries are unaffordable to many people in low-income countries and are often hardly available on site. Since 2010 VARTA Microbattery has been supporting the Hear the World Foundation with power one hearing aid batteries. Our aim is to fill every hearing aid device with life and energy to enable people to hear every day.

Thanks to this partnership the Hear the World Foundation is enabled to provide hearing aid batteries free of charge for every donated hearing aid device.

Photo: Hear the World Foundation

SK Rapid Vienna

Promoting talent at SK Rapid Wien

For over 10 years, VARTA AG has been involved in the area of youth sports and since 2014 has been the official main sponsor of the renowned "International SK Rapid U15 VARTA Tournament", which as a three-day soccer festival has now established itself as the most important event for European soccer youth. The strong partnership between VARTA and Rapid was deepened in 2021 with the "Körner Training Center powered by VARTA". An important infrastructure project in the youth and junior area and the foundation of sustainable club development, which VARTA AG supports as a cooperation partner. 

fiftyFifty Taxi

Since 2003 the fiftyFifty-taxi drives young people at night home in the Ostalbkreis area. Since then tens of thousands of youths have returned home safely. The campaign for traffic safety is very important to us.

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