The idea of the Trude Eipperle Rieger-Foundation, that modern companies are nowadays also judged on the fulfilment of their social responsibilities and by the degree of their social commitment being all part of the original corporate identity like when our family business was founded, and has been actively practiced ever since. Supporting the arts and culture has always been and still is an interest shared by all our employees. This dates back to a time when access to cultural events and activities was neither taken for granted nor even possible for all. Our family business has always fulfilled its corporate responsibility for supporting cultural activities, not only by fostering its employee's own initiatives but also, and in particular, by preserving the artistic legacy of one of our great artistes, with whom we are personally connected.
The name, Trude Eipperle-Rieger is not only closely connected with the remembrance of major highlights in German and international singing history, but also with our commitment to incorporating this role model of artistic excellence in our own entrepreneurial activities. Our family company's connection is also continuingly demonstrated by the Trude Eipperle Rieger-Foundation. After all, this artist was the wife of Ernst Rieger, the owner and for many years managing director of our company, and she has entrusted us with the maintenance of her artistic legacy, and the administration of her foundation and the fulfilment of its objectives.