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Our mission, vision and values


Mission Statement

“Maintaining the value of buildings and ensuring their aesthetic appeal poses a constant challenge. Our mission: Building with conscience.”

Jochen Stotmeister, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of STO Management SE


Guiding Principles

Our identity

For us, “Building with conscience.” means helping to shape the world responsibly. For more than 60 years we have been channelling our energy and expertise into this area in order to make sustainable construction a reality while upholding aesthetic values.

The basic ideals which have been laid down in the Sto Guiding Principles for many years help us to achieve this.


Mission & Vision

What we stand for and what we want

The main component of the mission statement is our mission "Building with conscience", to which we develop innovative, functional products and systems for the design of components and component surfaces in exterior and interior areas in close cooperation with our market partners. We operate in four business areas: façade, interior, floor coatings and concrete repair, with all our experience, performance, innovative strength and always close to the customer. This corresponds to our values - we are pursuing a major vision: to be the technology leader for the humane and sustainable design of built living spaces – worldwide.



Solid foundations you can build on

The fact that we live by the values of the Sto brand is also part of our identity. They shape how we work with you – our customers – and naturally within the Sto Group itself.

Close: Our extensive service network is growing worldwide. This allows us to always be on hand wherever you need us and to support you quickly and competently during each project phase.

Advanced: More than 160 R&D experts provide advanced solutions. The result: over 200 patents and numerous prizes for our innovations, such as StoColor Dryonic® S with UV protection.

Performing: Our well-conceived products and systems ensure safety and protection, and help save energy. With over 100 million m² of reference surface, StoTherm Classic® is one of the most high-performing systems.

Experienced: Thanks to over 60 years working in this market and many years of international experience, you are always in safe hands with Sto!