BDI - Federation of German Industries
The Federation of German Industries (BDI) is the umbrella organization of the German industry. It speaks on behalf of 36 industry sector associations and represents over 100,000 large, medium-sized and small enterprises with around eight million employees.
Since the industry is the basis of the German economy, it plays an important role in determining the competitiveness of the country. The BDI speaks with one voice to political institutions at the national, European and international level. At the same time, the BDI makes current political decisions transparent to its member associations.
In its work, the BDI considers itself firmly committed to a basic economic model: the social market economy founded by Ludwig Erhard. This entails advocating more freedom, individuality, entrepreneurship and social equilibrium.