Name, registered office and year of foundation

Röchling Stiftung GmbH
Richard-Wagner-Str. 9
68165 Mannheim

Tel: +49 621 – 44 02 – 232
Fax: +49 621 – 44 02 – 111

Traditionally committed to social commitment, the Röchling family of entrepreneurs founded the Röchling Stiftung GmbH in 1990 as an equal shareholder of the family business. The proceeds from this industrial participation, increased by contributions from the family circle, feed the foundation’s assets and enable it to continue its work.

Articles of Association

Articles of Association of the Röchling Stiftung GmbH date, May 29th 2018

§ 1 Company, Registered Office

§ 2 Objects

§ 3 Share Capital

§ 4 Shareholders, Shareholdings

§ 5 Participation and Right to Vote at Shareholders’ Meetings of the Röchling Family Companies

§ 6 Organs

§ 7 Shareholders’ Meeting

§ 8 Board of Trustees

§ 9 Executive Board, Representation

§ 10 Financial Year, Financial Statement and Use of Revenue

§ 11 Dissolution of the Foundation

§ 12 Amendments to the Articles of Association

§ 13 Public Announcements

§ 14 Severability Clause

Name and function of key stakeholders

All persons mentioned do not receive any payment other than reimbursement of expenses.

Date of most recent tax office exemption

Tax office

Tax identification number

Last date of issue

Latest assessment period

Activity report

A responsible and environmentally friendly handling of plastic is one of the most pressing global challenges of our time. The Röchling Foundation is committed to ensure that technological progress serves the preservation of natural resources rather than endangering them.

The Röchling Foundation acts as a supportive, as well as an operational foundation. It supports research projects and civil society initiatives that contribute to solving the global challenge of plastic and the environment. With its own activities, the Röchling Foundation connects researchers, activists and entrepreneurs with each other in order to promote their cooperation.

Staff Structure

Job shares of all involved 29 k€

1 honorary managing director, 6 honorary board members, 3 honorary shareholders, 1 foundation manager (full-time, since 01.10.2018), 1 foundation consultant (part-time 80%, since 01.10.2018).

Source and application of funds

Revenue and Source of Funds

Donations received
161 €

Profits from asset management
532 k€

Profit on ordinary activities
585 k€

Government grants

Income from services


Expenses for statutory funding
903 k€

Administrative expenses
261 k€

In 2018, the funding was split between the various projects as follows:

Chemnitz University of Technology “Eco-Label”
207 k€

One Earth – One Ocean e.V., „SeaElephant“
180 k€

Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte (World Cultural Heritage Völklinger Hütte)
260 k€

Stiftung Bildung
100 k€

Therapeutisches Behandlungszentrum für traumatisierte und psychisch belastete Menschen Hamburg e.V. (Centre for traumatised and psychologically afflicted)
100 k€

INIGEM e.V. Mannheim
20 k€

Fraunhofer Institut für Betriebsfestigkeit und Systemzuverlässigkeit LBF, Darmstadt
7,5 k€

Kinder- und Jugendzirkus Paletti e.V.
6 k€

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie / Dr. Trevor Petney
2,5 k€

Röchling Kapelle
17 k€

Maecenata Stiftung – Theorie trifft Praxis
14 k€

Corporate Solidarity


The Röchling Foundation holds all shares of the Röchling Stiftungszentrum GmbH, Mannheim

Names of legal persons

The Röchling Foundation is financed by capital revenue and donations from the Röchling family.

There are no individual donations, more than 10% of the total annual income.