We take responsibility

for others

Social involvement is part
of our responsibility to society

Happy employees

mean team success

We foster our employees'
personal and professional development


is part of our culture

We are finding new and sustainable
paths and solutions for our customers

Value-driven actions

forming ideas, funding projects

Software AG Foundation since 1992


establishes trust

We are committed to
the public and private sectors

Team spirit

plays an active role

We are dedicated to Darmstadt and
clubs and organizations in the region

Corporate Social Responsibility: Nachhaltig Werte schaffen

Corporate Social Responsibility

Creating sustainable value

At Software AG, sustainability means more than just environmental sustainability. We see it as creating long-term values in a wider sense. Our customer relationships, our technology, our partnerships, our investments in the company and our employees' expertise have been Software AG’s fundamental values for many years—to the benefit of our shareholders and our company as a whole.

Karl-Heinz Streibich

Eduardo Martinez Da Silva, Raquel Entremonzaga Ayuso, Marcos Montes Martin, Ivan Melero Canas (Tres Cantos, Spain) - photographed by Raquel Entremonzaga Ayuso


Innovative and solution-oriented, responsible and passionate about technology, uncompromising when it comes to quality and service…That’s what Software AG employees are all about. We foster growth and innovation, strengthening our corporate culture by offering staff members individualized ways to evolve and seek out global opportunities.

Employee benefits

Social Involvement

We are proud that so many of our staff members are socially conscious and volunteer in projects around the world. This is deeply rooted in Software AG's identity and history.  Software AG gives employees leeway for creative, innovative work and encourages social engagement.

Our projects

Customers and Products

Digital technologies offer a unique opportunity to improve living standards and achieve an ecologically sound life/work style. We help our customers transform to Digital Enterprises and remain competitive globally in the future.

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Business and Politics

Software AG lives up to its role as a socially responsible company in various areas of business/politics collaboration. For example, Software AG is actively involved in a number of initiatives and funding projects and holds membership in industry associations.

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Founder Dr. h. c. Peter Schnell and his Wife

The Software AG Foundation

More than 20 years ago, our founder Dr. h.c. Peter Schnell established the Software AG Foundation. It is a charitable foundation which supports independent non-profit projects. The Software AG Foundation is also Software AG's most important anchor investor. 

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Team SV Darmstadt 98


Software AG sponsors local athletes. Of particular note is Software AG's sponsorship of the local professional soccer team, SV Darmstadt 98. Software AG has accompanied the soccer club since the 2008/2009 season on its one-of-a-kind journey from Germany's Regional League South to the first Bundesliga. Learn more


Sustainability and responsible action are guiding principles for Software AG

We believe that moral principles and economic rewards not only go together , they belong together.

In the interest of future generations, it is important to us to conserve resources in order to achieve sustainable economic, ecological and social progress.

Standort HQ

Acting responsibly means:

•    Enabling our customers around the world to be sustainably successful
•    Continually improving standards
•    Being a long-term and therefore reliable partner
•    Fostering staff and company growth
•    Adding value to society
•    Pursuing the highest social standards in our daily activities
•    Promoting education and innovation globally and locally


for our stakeholders

Values such as trust, respect, sincerity and transparency shape our international collaboration and business. To ensure this remains the case, in addition to compliance with the German Corporate Governance Code, Software AG instituted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics in 2011.

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
Fonds auf Augenhöhe

Examples: Our Commitment

Integration at Eye Level

We foster charitable service to facilitate the integration of refugees through a fund called "At Eye Level," which the Software AG Foundation set up in 2016 under the auspices of GLS-Treuhand.

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Move Your Feet Sao Paolo

Examples: Our Commitment

Move your Feet to Give a Hand

For more than 10 years, this campaign has been combining corporate sports with team spirit and social activism. Every kilometer run by Software AG employees at official races is matched with a specific donation sum.

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Special Love Picknick 2017

Examples: Our Commitment

Check presented to Special Love

As part of Software AG’s Move Your Feet to Give a Hand campaign, our US colleagues ran to earn an impressive sum of $8,006,00 in 2017 – and donated it again to Special Love, a children’s cancer foundation. They celebrated this with a joint picnic.

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Im Zeichen der Lilie: Kochaktion

Examples: Our Commitment

Under the Sign of the Lily

As part of the "Under the Sign of the Lily" campaign, Software AG and the SV Darmstadt 98 soccer club are working together to organize inclusive events and charitable projects.

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Examples: Our Commitment

"Hello Darmstadt!"

"Hello Darmstadt!" is a magazine of escaped people who tell their own stories through this media. Together with the Software AG Foundation Software AG supports this project , which makes an important contribution to the mutual understanding and integration of refugees in Darmstadt.

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Software Campus 2017

Examples: Our Commitment

Promoting young IT professionals

The Software Campus trains IT leaders of the future. Software AG is one of 18 partners from business and research that back the leadership development program.

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Girl's Day Saarbrücken

Examples: Our Commitment

Girls' Day in Germany and Slovakia

On Girls’ Day, young women get the opportunity to try out technical careers for a day.

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Sondertrikotaktion Spendenübergabe

Examples: Our Commitment

We are figthing!

...together for Johnny. In honor of the first anniversary of Johnny’s death, Software AG and SV Darmstadt 98 have designed a special jersey that the team wore at its home match against 1. FSV Mainz 05. 1898 jerseys went on sale and so incredible 18,980 euros came as a donation for the "DUMUSSTKÄMPFEN!" initiative.

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Our project partners

Logo SV Darmstadt 98Logo Software AG-StiftungLogo BitkomLogo House of ITLogo FrankfurtRheinMain e. V.Logo It For WorkLogo Initiative D21Logo Software ClusterLogo der Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Forschungstransfers e. V. Logo Software CampusLogo Du Musst KämpfenLogo Under the Sign of the Lily
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