Daimler maintains a consistent open dialogue with representatives from the political sphere on all issues that affect the Group’s operations. Our activities here are based on our Guidelines for Responsible Lobbying, which were drawn up in 2007. These guidelines are currently being reworked and will soon be downloadable at this site.
More specifically, our dialogue with the political sphere focuses on:
- Climate change, pollutant emissions, and environmental protection
- Transportation policy
- Road and vehicle safety
- International trade and investment issues
- Issues related to implementation of technical innovations
- Intellectual property rights
- Global harmonization of standards and regulations
- Economic development discussions
Along with political dialogue on a national level, Daimler also endeavors to make a contribution to the promotion of international, above all transatlantic, cooperation; to this end Daimler became a partner in the German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum in 2006. The forum sponsors an annually held series of meetings for political, business, and social leaders. Daimler also supports the Center for Transatlantic Relations in Washington D.C. in its annual study of the transatlantic economy, as well as programs at numerous think tanks worldwide.