Facts & Figures
President: Sebastian Stietzel
Chief Executive Officer: Jan Eder
Location: Ludwig Erhardt House, Fasanenstrasse 85, 10623 Berlin
Number of companies: approx. 200,000
WJ contact: Anna F. Berger
GUIDELINE IHK Berlin
I. We are the common house of Berlin’s business community
We are the network of the economy, open to all Berlin companies, supported by 500 honorary entrepreneurs in the plenary assembly, presidium, committees and working groups of the IHK and around 3,000 honorary examiners. We are more than 274,300 companies with around one million employees. We are also 200 full-time IHK employees who work hard for Berlin’s economy.
As an entrepreneurial organisation, we replace state administration by doing it ourselves.
As the voice of the business community to politicians, we strengthen Berlin as a business location.
As a service provider, we support businesses with services and benefits. In doing so, we do not compete with our member companies.
The following applies to our self-image
Our actions are guided by our commitment to the interests of the whole.
Independence from individual interests and party politics makes us credible.
The market economy is the basis of the perspectives we present.
Commitment to the city of Berlin is our obligatory mission.
Self-responsibility shapes our actions.
And: Legal membership of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce obliges us to perform in a special way.
II. We make ourselves strong for Berlin’s economy
We are the voice of Berlin’s economy and thus a shaping force in the development of the German capital into a competitive and innovative economic region. We help companies to take advantage of opportunities and meet the challenges posed by structural change and the city’s regained central position in Europe. We work to make Berlin-Brandenburg one of Europe’s leading economic and knowledge regions.
As an independent advocate of the market, we support fair competition among companies. We relieve and support the state through self-financed and self-organised public tasks, e.g. in vocational training and the promotion of exports.
As a critical partner of politics, we demand entrepreneurial freedom where state activity has got out of hand. We call for the reduction of bureaucracy and deregulation and advocate framework conditions that give the economy more room to breathe.
As a customer-oriented service provider, we make our members stronger in competition through advice and action. For example, we promote innovation and business start-ups because there can never be enough entrepreneurial activity in our society.
III We are an entrepreneurial organisation – customer- and service-oriented
In fulfilling our tasks, we are guided by our members and benefit from the practical experience of the entrepreneurs who volunteer their time to the IHK. Both the fulfilment of sovereign tasks, the consultation of politics and the offer of our services are carried out in a business-oriented, efficient, cost- and customer-oriented manner.
We approach our customers. Our services and advice are geared to the needs of our customers. We work competently and efficiently – also on site in the districts.
We cooperate in a spirit of partnership. We strengthen the regional economy by cooperating with the voluntary entrepreneurs in the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Berlin Chamber of Crafts and the business associations in the city.
We treat each other fairly. We work in an open atmosphere. Commitment, trust and team spirit in dealing with each other guide our actions and determine our corporate culture. Modern management tools are the basis for achieving our corporate goals together. Annual work programmes give our work and its financing fixed goals.
Our goal is the success of Berlin’s companies!