German companies and Ukraine

You can read in many places how Russia is doing internationally: Whether IKEA, Intel, Apple, MasterCard or Visa: Russia is sanctioned the most of all countries and has left Iran and North Korea far behind in the number of sanctions. But a list of German companies is missing, one shimmies from headline to headline and loses the overview. Therefore, an attempt to establish this.

What is the attitude of German companies? For image reasons, the number of German companies involved in Russia has decreased from 6,300 in 2011 to currently 3,600. Here is a list (without any claim to completeness) of the companies that currently feel compelled to reduce their involvement (No translated):

• Aldi – Delistet russische Produkte
• Airbus – stellt die russische Niederlassung ein
• Audi – stoppt das Geschäft mit Russland
• BMW – wie Chef Matthias Schepp mitteilte
• Continental
• Daimler
• DB Schenker – keine Transporte
• DeDietrich
• Deutsche Börsde – Delistet russische Wertpapiere
• Deutsches Raumfahrtzentrum – Kooperation beendet
• Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt e.V. – beendet Kooperation
• Deutsches Institut der Aufsichtsräte – keine Zertifizierungen
• DHL – liefert keine Pakete mehr nach Russland
• DZ Bank – nach Uwe Fröhlich, dem Co Chef der Bank
• EDEKA – Delistet russische Produkte
• EDEKA Sven Fiedler eK – Hausverbot für Putin
• Hans Grohe – unterbricht alle Leiferungen
• KPMG – zieht sich aus dem Russlandgeschäft zurück
• Kühne und Nagel – keine Logistik
• Lidl – Delistet russische Produkte
• Lufthansa – streicht Flüge
• MAN – liefert keine Ersatzteile
• Messe Düsseldorf – beendet Kooperation
• Messe Essen – beendet Kooperation
• Messe Köln – beendet Kooperation
• Messe München – beendet Kooperation
• Netto – Delistet russische Produkte
• Obi – beendet sein Engagement in Russland
• Pieroth – entzieht die Namensrechte in Russland
• Playmobil – wie Steffen Höpfner als Vorstandsvorsitzender verlauten ließ
• Porsche – Keine Autos und Ersatzteile mehr
• REWE – Delistet russische Produkte
• Schott
• Siemens – beendet das Neugeschäft nach 170 Jahren
• Volkswagen – stellt das Russland Geschäft ein
• WISAG – beendet Geschäftsbeziehungen

German IoD and the crisis in Ukraine

We are horrified by the events in Ukraine. A situation that seemed impossible in 2022, a war of aggression on European soil. Human rights violations and suffering are unacceptable and unacceptable to us. The sovereignty of Ukraine as an independent state was accepted by Russia, among others, in 1994 and cannot be questioned.

Even more reprehensible is the act of war against a peaceful population: any aggression is unacceptable, any suffering is to be avoided!
We have been awarding the “Cerified Director” for years. Certification also includes submitting to ethical principles and accepting the Code of Honor. We expect our certified directors to stand up fully for the principles of democracy.

We therefore call on all certified directors of the German IoD to end any remaining supervisory board mandates at Russian companies and to expressly distance themselves from Putin’s war of aggression. Certified Directors (CD) who cannot or do not want to stick to it, we would take the liberty of questioning the certification for the German-speaking area. We are aware that existing and accepted obligations could possibly be violated. This is to be accepted in relation to a war of aggression against a free country. These sovereignty issues are unquestionable and we expect our members to honor these values ​​accordingly.

We ourselves, the German IoD or German Institute of Supervisory Boards, will let existing connections rest until further notice and will not establish any new relationships with Russian institutions or companies until further notice. We will refrain from doing this until Russia has completely withdrawn from Ukraine.

Every individual who can make a contribution to protecting our democracies is called upon to do their utmost, even if it is only a minimal contribution. We hope that the Russian people will not stand in solidarity with their leaders.

Important: This is not the war of individual Russians, especially not those who live in Germany, for example. It’s Putin’s war!
I wish peace again for all of us, for Europe and especially for the Ukrainian people.