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About us

We are one of the leading consultancies for communication and PR with offices in Gauting near Munich and Cologne. Our core competencies include corporate communication, crisis communication, political communication and sustainability communication for medium-sized businesses as well as for associations, municipalities, counties and ministries. We manage the stakeholder communication of infrastructure projects: for example, the planning of power lines or the implementation of geothermal or wind power projects.

Many minds, many competences

Personal and long-standing contacts with opinion leaders from the media, politics, associations and NGOs are what set us apart. The trust that Engel & Zimmermann enjoys among journalists enables our clients to gain access to important media.

Sustainability at E&Z

Certified according to the ZNU Sustainable Business Standard

We start with ourselves: Because anyone who wants to provide consulting on sustainability must fundamentally understand the topic. That is why since 2019 we have been the first PR agency ever to be certified according to the ZNU Standard for Sustainable Business and have had our sustainability management comprehensively audited every year since then. In addition, we have made our activities climate neutral since 2019.

As part of the „ZNU goes Zero“ initiative, we have implemented measures that avoid or reduce CO2 emissions. For example, we now only purchase green electricity.

We offset the remaining amount of greenhouse gas emissions with CO2 certificates from a “Gold Standard” project. In addition, we invest in tree planting through Plant-for-the-Planet.


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Code of conduct

Sustainable business also means defining principles for dealing with employees, customers and business partners. We did this in 2021, formulated a code of conduct and communicated it at the beginning of 2022.

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Code of Conduct for partner companies

We appreciate that our partner companies monitor and ensure compliance with our “CoC for partner companies”. This is of crucial importance for joint business success and for the further development of the economy and society.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Dominik Brunner Foundation for Civil Courage

The foundation works to ensure that bravery and civil courage are lived out and that humanity, charity and citizenship are strengthened as core social values. It wants to achieve this by actively educating and raising awareness among people, supporting projects to prevent violence and helping people who have become victims of acts of violence because of their civil courage.

Andreas Voelmle, Senior Consultant and Partner at Engel & Zimmermann, is involved in the foundation’s board of directors and supports it in all matters of public relations as its press spokesperson. In addition, we donate our speaker fees to the foundation.

Background: As a helper with civil courage, Dominik Brunner became the victim of a violent crime at the S-Bahn station in Munich-Solln on 12 September 2009. The crime caused horror throughout the country. In memory of the deceased, relatives and friends as well as ERLUS AG, where he was a member of the board, established the Dominik Brunner Foundation in the same year.

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Sustainability certification

We have been certified according to the ZNU Sustainable Business Standard since December 2019. This comprehensive standard requires an intensive examination of sustainable corporate management and tests performance in the fields of action environment, economy and social affairs. We used the ZNU standard to bundle, structure and expand our long-standing sustainability activities – an elaborate process on which we have worked for over a year.

The ZNU Standard Sustainable Business:

  • Only sustainability standard that integrates all three dimensions of environment, economy and social issues
  • Requires companies to implement systematic, integrated sustainability management and continuous improvements
  • The standard provider is the Centre for Sustainable Corporate Management (ZNU) at the University of Witten/Herdecke.
  • Annual review by an independent auditor
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Crisis Communications Network Europe

Our clients benefit from a vibrant network. The representatives of all agencies involved know each other personally. We exchange information regularly and meet at least once a year. We share our experience on strategies and concepts in crisis management in a spirit of trust so that we can continue to improve together.

In this way, we will continue to meet the needs of our customers in the future, who themselves work globally and must be prepared accordingly for crisis situations. Because one thing is clear: to deal with crisis situations abroad, you need precise knowledge of the country and the mentality of the people, as well as a confident command of the respective mother tongue.

However, as a network we are not only active for our clients when a crisis has already occurred. We want to make sure that they are as well prepared as possible for an emergency. That is why we jointly implement cross-border workshops, seminars and simulations on crisis prevention and derive tailor-made measures from them.

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Engel & Zimmermann has been a cooperative partner of the sustainability consultancy Fjol GmbH (Münster/Berlin) since 2017. Fjol emerged in 2011 as a spin-off from the ZNU – Centre for Sustainable Corporate Management at the Private University of Witten/Herdecke. Fjol combines new scientific findings with a high degree of practical relevance and enables companies from the FMCG sector to operate more sustainably.

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We love communication and are one of the leading agencies in Germany. Our promise: We connect opportunities. We rely on industry dialogue and expertise and are a member of the GPRA.
As part of the agency community, we are convinced that communication will play a major role in the future. That is why we are a strong driving force for new career paths and development opportunities for our employees.

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Press Inquiries Contact

Christian Wolfram

Head of consulting


Office Gauting
Engel & Zimmermann GmbH
Schloss Fußberg
Am Schlosspark 15
82131 Gauting near Munich

Office Cologne
Anna-Schneider-Steig 17
50678 Cologne (Rheinauhafen)




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