1966: Backing the right horse.
Begine Stockmar made her mark on the company with an illustration for the wax crayon tin produced in 1966. The horse on the tin links generations of pupils and artists, and has become an integral part of the company’s identity.
Since 1970: Agriculture and inclusion - the Weide-Hardbek farming community
Dynamic organic farming is not only the agriculture of the future. The Weide-Hardebek community consists of a group of people who live and work together on a farm and who follow holistic principles. Agriculture, social work, and nature conservation are closely interwoven. This is a “social business” with which we feel profoundly connected and which we are glad to support.
1979: Capital neutralization – STOCKMAR becomes a Neuguss company
Becoming part of the Neuguss Group was a logical consequence of our ongoing endeavours to neutralize our capital and live up to our conviction that corporate profits should be used in service of society. For a sustainable future, society, and education.
2002: Hans Stockmar recognized posthumously as one of the “Righteous Among the Nations”
The Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Center Yad Vashem recognized Hans Stockmar posthumously as one of the “Righteous Among the Nations”. During the Nazi era, Stockmar was unable to prevent his Jewish colleague and close friend Josef Gelbart from being deported to the Warsaw ghetto. However, he supported the family for many years, sending them clothing packages and numerous letters in which he bravely defied race laws and the prevailing spirit of the times.
2019: “Economy of the Common Good” certification
Our economic system has become unsustainable. But how can we create positive images of the future and bring about the paradigm shift that is so urgently needed? The concept of the economy of the common good aims to shift the focus to behaviour that serves the good of all. Cooperation and solidarity instead of competition and maximizing profits. We at Stockmar have always done this, so taking the step of issuing an ECG balance sheet in 2019 was simply the logical consequence.