Having come from a background of craftsmanship and bound to its heritage over the generations, Leitz also considers it especially important to share responsibility for the cultural and social prosperity of its neighbours.
The machining industry has traditionally been an important economic factor for East Wurttemberg. To increase competitive strength and gain new understanding from research, Leitz, along with other companies in the region, initiated and funds the endowed chair for Production Engineering Machining at the University of Aalen
A region, however, needs more than an economic stimulus. In the early 1990s Leitz established the "Jazz Lights
", a jazz festival held annually in East Wurttemberg. This allows Leitz to support an art form that is obviously poorly funded, although its importance in bringing young people together throughout the world and promoting creativity cannot be underestimated.
Leitz loves wood. To convey technical information and everything worth knowing on the subject of wood, biology and environmental protection as well as humankind's dependence on nature in the most vivid and exciting way possible, Leitz supports the LIGNORAMA
Wood and Tool Museum in Riedau, Upper Austria.