Ottobock O&P professional adapting a man’s C-Brace orthosis. Both people are sitting in a room on chairs.
Our engagement

Helping and supporting people around the world

We see Ottobock not just as a company, but also as an active member of society. That is why doing our part to ensure sustainable development is a matter of course for us, both inside and outside the company.

Commitment of the Näder family

Professor Hans Georg Näder and his daughters Julia and Georgia Näder place great emphasis on fulfilling their responsibility to employees, customers and users. They carry on the philosophy of company founder Otto Bock to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and to enable them to live independently on a daily basis.

Our engagement to sports

Three technicians in the Technical Repair Service Center repairing various components of athletes’ equipment.
The technicians in the Ottobock team have a broad spectrum of skills and speak a wide range of languages.

Paralympic Games

Ottobock has been supporting Paralympic sports for over three decades. We are a loyal partner to the athletes and provide them with our services free of charge. Our passion for the Paralympics is an inherent part of our company’s DNA. We are proud to be able to support so many athletes with disabilities. In keeping with our motto “Passion for Paralympics”, we do everything we can for their mobility.

More about our Passion for Paralympics

A group of women training at a sports ground and running with running blades.
We want to give people with limited mobility the opportunity to experience our passion for sports.

Running Clinics

Taking those first steps with a sports prosthesis, aiming to run a new personal best or simply racing with the kids again – everyone has their own reasons for participating in an Ottobock Running Clinic.

More about the Running Clinics

We are providing help in the coronavirus pandemic with our worldwide clinical network

The treatment situation has become even more acute since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. People with disabilities in particular are impacted by its effects, since essential procedures are not carried out or get postponed, extending their stay in hospital and increasing their dependence on care staff.

In a position paper published by the GHA (German Health Alliance), we highlighted the importance of supplying devices during the coronavirus pandemic and spoke up for making devices part of universal healthcare and including service providers at the international level in support measures for healthcare professionals. To this end, we work with international partners to improve treatment with prostheses, orthoses and wheelchairs on site. For example, we contribute to research projects set up by the WHO through our worldwide clinical network in order to develop appropriate measures for this purpose.

Contact for the topic of engagement

Maren Harloff

Senior Manager Global Sustainability

+49 5527 848 1865

Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA
Max-Näder-Str. 15
37115 Duderstadt, Germany

Christin Franzel

Head of Global Sustainability

+49 5527 848 3262

Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA
Max-Näder-Str. 15
37115 Duderstadt, Germany