The Woodrow Wilson Award

Outreach programs for employees and their families had been established as early as 1991, while Schrempp was at the helm of Daimler.
George Bush, Sr., congratulating Jürgen Schrempp on receiving the Woodrow Wilson Award.
Genscher, former Foreign Minister of Germany, was an awardee as well. He received the Woodorow Wilson Award for Public Service.
AIDS counseling by Mercedes-Benz, SA became a quick success.
Daimler shows social, cultural and environmental commitment worldwide.
Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States, serving from 1913 to 1921.
The fight against AIDS needs top priority worldwide.
Schrempp thanking the Woodrow Wilson Center for the award.

It was the vision and a matter of great concern to Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) – university professor and President of the United States (1912-1920) – to constructively unite scientific and political ideals and ideas. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was founded in 1968 to commemorate this vision. The Board of Trustees of the Wilson Center is made up of scientists, publishers, librarians, administrators and government officials who are appointed by the President of the United States. Once a year, the Woodrow Wilson Center presents awards in two categories to people who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to fulfilling President Wilson’s dream, the integration of politics, science and the complex idea of policy for the common good.

In 2005, Jürgen Schrempp received the prestigious Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship. The award recognized Schrempp, who at the time was head of the global DaimlerChrysler Group, for his commitment in the sociopolitical and social arenas. His philosophy has always been: “Wherever the company does business, it must also be a good corporate citizen.” Former German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher was awarded The Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service the same year.

Schrempp was always aware of his great social responsibility as head of the Daimler Group. Even in his early years in South Africa he turned his attention to the difficult political and social conditions of the apartheid society. Through these activities, DaimlerChysler AG became a pioneer in fighting AIDS. Under Schrempp’s leadership and to this day, the company has been active in social projects, in environmental protection and in promoting culture.

The Woodrow Wilson Award for Global Corporate Citizenship


Thabo Mbeki, former President of South Africa

Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921.

Prof. Dr. h. c. Jürgen E. Schrempp

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