Foster Businesses, Organisations and Individuals Cross Border
Why we exist
At BCCG, our purpose is to foster members, businesses and organisations across the United Kingdom, Germany and the European Union. We strive to help prosperity and mutual understanding of cultures to flourish on the basis of confidence and trust.
How we do it
We forge a continuously growing network of members, industry and opinion leaders as well as public bodies. The intense and ongoing discourse on economic and cultural subjects leads to increasing business success.
What we do
We listen and respond to the needs and concerns of our members, businesses and organisations on relevant economic and cultural topics. Independent and neutral, we communicate relevant points of view to the public at large and influence public bodies. We connect members to help solve business issues.
Who we are
We are a diverse network of individuals with a passion for Great Britain and Germany. Our mindset is collaborative and international. Economic prosperity and mutual understanding of cultures lies in dialogue - it is our genuine belief that ongoing open and direct cross border dialogue results in business success and mutual respect for our cultures.
BCCG Value Statement
In a world of accelerating complexity, volatility and disruption, businesses, organisations and individuals are looking for information, guidance and beneficial relationships to deal with their strategic and operational challenges.
The British Chamber of Commerce in Germany is continually identifying relevant issues as we bring together experts, public bodies and members to help them address and solve their major concerns.
It is our genuine belief that economic prosperity and mutual respect of cultures requires an ongoing open and direct cross border dialogue.
The BCCG has implemented a CSR Policy in its management offices and honorary committees.
BCCG aims to reduce environmental impact through the following measures (not limited to):
- Actively promote audio and video conferencing as an alternative to face-to-face meetings
- Preference of rail travel over car or air travel
- Preference of public transport/ bike/ walking for employees to get to work
- Use of environmental guidelines for events – consideration of the impact of delegate travel, hotels, venue features and catering as part of logistics and planning
- Keeping printed materials to a minimum and essential documentation printed on recycled paper; conference badges that can be re-used
- Menus featuring locally sourced food where possible
- Waste recycled and kept to a minimum
Paper & Waste
- Double sided printing, copying as default
- Black & white preferred over coloured printing
- Shift towards distribution of electronic documents rather than paper
- Paper from recycled sources
- Use water responsibly – housekeeping and employee awareness
- Recycling of batteries, paper, card and plastics etc.
Events - Working with the BCCG Network
The BCCG has organised a number of events, and supports member events, which promote best practice in corporate behaviour and its effects on the social and natural environments. See details under Events.
Charity BCCG Foundation
The BCCG is pleased to support the activities of the BCCG Foundation. It was founded in 1983 by BCCG members and supports bilateral students with grants through its funds raised by the British-German business community. For details, please see Foundation.