UNSERE PARTNER

UNSERE PARTNER

European Outdoor Conservation Association

European Outdoor Conservation Association

Championing a green outdoor industry

We can’t run a business on a dead planet. That’s why we’ve joined 158 other outdoor equipment manufacturers in the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), to support selected conservation projects around the world. One of its current focus points is on fighting plastic pollution.

Preserving nature is in our own best interest. So, we at deuter have made it our mission to invest not only in new products but also in conservation. It’s worth it. Instead of launching campaigns of our own, we cooperate with organizations that have a solid track record of choosing and executing effective conservation projects. We believe that is more efficient. In our highly specialized world, we need people with extensive expertise in the issues affecting the future of the environment and nature. Also, we can achieve more by harnessing the collective power of these experts and the funding and ideas of a community of companies.

The fact is, the outdoor industry and outdoor enthusiasts also contribute to climate change, the degradation of wilderness, and environmental pollution. Nature is both the source of our livelihood and our beloved playground, and we want to give something back to it. That is why we support conservation projects around the world through our membership in the EOCA. The EOCA was founded 15 years ago. Back then, in 2006, deuter was the first German outdoor gear manufacturer to join. We did it because we believe that successful brands should also be sustainable. The number of popular outdoor manufacturers supporting the cause has increased significantly since then.

EOCA has funded 121 conservation projects so far, to the tune of €3 million. Projects include repairing trails in East Tyrol and Scotland, protecting brown bears in northern Spain, preserving an old-growth forest in Sweden, protecting the rainforest in Brazil, and much more. The group is currently funding 17 projects. One major focus has been on preventing and reducing plastic pollution. Each year, 300 million tons of plastic are produced worldwide. Of that, eight million find their way into the oceans – each year. According to experts with the United Nations, plastic in the oceans is one of the world’s biggest environmental issues right now. We support the EOCA’s efforts to clear plastic waste out of the oceans and off the world’s coastlines and to move the world away from single-use plastics.

You, too, can help to preserve natural and wild areas for the future. Whether you’re hiking, mountain biking, camping, ski touring, canoeing, climbing, fishing, or simply enjoying a walk in the fresh air – your actions matter.

There’s a host of great ideas on how you can tread lightly in all of your outdoor adventures here:

Tips for living sustainably

1% for the Planet: giving back to nature

1% for the Planet: giving back to nature

It is our collective responsibility to preserve the magnificent world that nature provides. And we as a company want to make a lasting, ongoing contribution to that cause. That's why deuter joined the 1% for the Planet initiative. Our involvement supports environmental projects around the world.

“If we just take, take, take and give nothing back, we're going to have nothing left,” says Yvon Chouinard, founder of the outdoor brand Patagonia. It’s been nearly 20 years since he and fly-fishing expert Craig Mathews joined forces, brainstorming about what can be done to save threatened wild places and ultimately establishing 1% for the Planet. The main thought behind it was this: Because companies profit from the resources they take from the earth, they should protect those resources. But most businesspeople don’t have the time or the knowledge to do so effectively. That’s where 1% for the Planet comes in. A company can designate to have one percent of its annual sales, or a share of the revenue from a specific product line, go to the initiative as a donation, which in turn funds carefully vetted environmental projects worldwide. We donate 10% of revenues from our new Infiniti series. This product line was born out of our commitment to sustainability. It includes backpacks, bike covers, lifestyle bags, and dirtbags that are made using remnants from the manufacture of three million deuter products each year. We think it only makes sense. The fabric scraps we repurpose each year for the Infiniti series would cover five soccer fields.

1% for the Planet is based on the idea that our world will be a better, healthier place if people and businesses alike take responsibility for it. Membership is open to all companies. 1% for the Planet ensures that contributions are efficiently invested in trustworthy, high-impact projects. The initiative also helps its members align their business strategy to be more sustainable. We think the concept of connecting companies with NGOs and environmental organizations operating around the world is the way forward. That is why we joined 1% for the Planet. This partnership assures us that our donations will have a broad regional and even global impact. Individuals can also join 1% for the Planet.

Yvon Chouinard said: “If you could get businesses to understand that they have more responsibility than to maximize profits for the shareholders, or for themselves – that they have a responsibility to the planet. we all do.”  He sees 1% for the Planet donations as a sort of admission fee that we all should pay in order to be allowed to do business on Earth. Since we’re an outdoor equipment company, this idea especially holds true for us. With our membership, we want to show our customers and employees that we get it. Just think about this: If the world’s 100 most profitable companies participated, they would generate well over 100 billion dollars a year for environmental projects.

We’ve still got a long way to go to reach that figure. But still, over the last 20 years 1% for the Planet has become established as one of the most respected environmental initiatives worldwide. More than 3,000 companies of all sizes have joined. And they’re proving that together, we are strong. Together, we’ve supported environmental non-profits with more than a quarter of a billion US dollars so far. Every deuter Infiniti series product contributes to this successful movement. That inspires us to do more. 1% for the Planet supports carefully selected partners who use proven methods to effect change in six areas of environmental protection: climate, land, water, food, pollution, and wildlife and biodiversity.

Learn more about the individual projects here: https://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/stories

Nepalhilfe

Nepalhilfe

Mit Begeisterung anpacken

Nepal – eines der imposantesten Ziele für Rucksacktouren weltweit. Für uns ist die Region weit mehr. Mehr als ein kolossaler Freizeitpark für Outdoor-Aktivitäten. Seit vielen Jahren unterstützt deuter die Nepalhilfe Beilngries. Ein kleiner, verantwortungsvoller Freundschaftsdienst für ein Land, das unzähligen Bergbegeisterten aus Europa schon so viel gegeben hat. 

Was für uns Wanderer ein Achttausender im Himalaya ist wirtschaftlich gesehen Deutschland für die Nepali: ein schier unermesslich hoher Gipfel. Gemessen am Bruttosozialprodukt pro Kopf liegt Deutschland weltweit an fünfter Stelle, Nepal auf Rang 91. Ein Dimensionensprung wie von den dschungelbewachsenen Vorhügeln des Himalayas auf die eisige Spitze des Everest. Indem wir die Nepalhilfe Beilngries unterstützen, wollen wir zeigen: Wir tragen alle Verantwortung für die Regionen, die wir bereisen. Wir wollen dem Land zumindest ein klein wenig von dem zurückgeben, was es uns Bergsteigern und Trekking-Enthusiasten mit seiner Gastfreundschaft und großartigen Natur regelmäßig gibt. 

Die Nepalhilfe gibt es schon seit fast 30 Jahren. Mit beeindruckenden Bildern riesiger Berge und lächelnder Menschen kamen die vier Beilngrieser Polizisten Christian Thumann, Manfred Lindner sowie Karl und Michael Rebele 1992 von ihrer Trekking-Reise nach Nepal zurück. In einem Diavortrag präsentierten sie daheim ihre Erlebnisse – und sammelten dabei 3000 D-Mark – das Startkapital für die Nepalhilfe Beilgries. Aus der einmaligen Spendenaktion wurde ein langfristiges Hilfsprojekt, das in den letzten 29 Jahren den Bau von 28 Schulen, eines Kinderhauses, zwei Krankenhäusern, einer Blutbank, die Finanzierung mehrerer Krankenwagen und vieles mehr ermöglicht hat. Einige der ersten Schüler der von der NHB errichteten Schulen, arbeiten mittlerweile selbst als Lehrer vor Ort.

 

Prominente Bergsteiger wie Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Ralf Dujmovits und Hans Kammerlander sind der Nepalhilfe verbunden. Sie halten unter anderem Vorträge und liefern Fotos von ihren Reisen für den traditionell erscheinenden Kalender der Nepalhilfe.

Den Kalender kannst du online hier bestellen.

 

Die Lebensverhältnisse können sich nur verbessern, wenn sich auch Bildung, medizinische Versorgung und sanitäre Standards verbessern. Eine Hebung des Lebensstandards kann nur von innen erreicht werden. In der Vergangenheit blieb vielen schulpflichtigen Kindern in Nepal eine fundierte Bildung verwehrt, weil Schulen für viele unbezahlbar, oder schlicht zu weit entfernt waren. Die von der Nepalhilfe unterstützten Schulprojekte sollen das ändern. Unter anderem mit der Hilfe von deuter wurde die Shanti Nikunja Schule in Kathmandu neu errichtet. Zum Start spendeten wir ca. 30.000€ für den Bau des Gebäudes sowie 300 Schulrucksäcke und Federmäppchen. Seither sprechen die Einheimischen bisweilen von der „deuter Schule“ im Herzen von Katmandu. Auch ein E-Learning-Center zum Erlernen von Fremdsprachen wurde mit unserer finanziellen Unterstützung eingerichtet.

Seit 2013 unterstützt deuter die Nepalhilfe jährlich mit finanziellen Mitteln und spendet Rucksäcke, Schlafsäcke und Accessoires je nach Bedarf.  So konnten Projekte wie die in Kubinde, etwa 80 Kilometer östlich von Kathmandu, gerade neu entstandene Krankenstation realisiert werden. Sie ersetzt die zuvor bestehende Einrichtung, die durch das Erdbeben 2015 völlig zerstört wurde. Zudem wird derzeit in Siranchour eine Elementarschule gebaut. Ein weiteres Projekt ist ein Tagesbetreuungshaus für Menschen mit körperlich und geistiger Behinderung in Lubhu. Dieses wird im Frühsommer 2021 eingeweiht.

Weitere Neuigkeiten findest Du hier: nepalhilfe-beilngries.de/neuigkeiten/2021/

 

Nepalhilfe Beilngries 

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Blackpackers: Is the Outdoors Diverse Enough?

Blackpackers: Is the Outdoors Diverse Enough?

Throughout the world, partaking in outdoor recreation is generally still seen as a privilege. But being active in nature teaches us so much about life, and it can also help break down social barriers. That’s exactly what the Blackpackers organization in Colorado sets out to do and it’s why we support them.

Society is beautifully diverse. Whether it’s skin color, occupation, nationality, religion, lifestyle… it’s this variety that enriches us all. But do we encounter that same wonderful mix in outdoor sports? If we’re honest, it’s only to a very limited extent. Sure, it might be because some sections of society aren’t that interested in outdoor sports. But more often it’s due to barriers that make hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking or other outdoor recreational activities hard to access. It’s these barriers that the nonprofit organization Blackpackers wants to break down. And we’re fully behind them.

We’ve been supporting Blackpackers financially and supplying them with gear since 2020. Based in Colorado, USA, the organization aims to foster ‘economic equity in outdoor recreation’ – in other words, to introduce and support vulnerable and underrepresented people in accessing outdoor sports. In particular, this means people of color, because in America, they have historically been very underrepresented in the outdoors. The nonprofit organization aims to provide gear, outdoor excursions and outdoor education for free or at subsidized costs. Secondly, they aim to connect participants with volunteering opportunities, internships, jobs, and post-secondary education resources, to establish a link between outdoor recreation and careers in the outdoor industry. It’s an approach that fits very well with deuter’s ‘360° Responsibility’ strategy. Because for us, commitment to sustainability does not stop with ensuring fair working conditions in the manufacturing and supply chains or supporting nature conservation projects. It has to go further.

Outdoor recreation is about much more than simply keeping active and experiencing the wonders of nature. Outdoor sports are also a great way of fostering greater social integration. And they help us realize how strong we are – both mentally and physically. Not everyone has the time, money or social connections to be able to partake in outdoor sports. Yet outdoor sports are an enormously effective way for people to get back to their natural roots. Whether it’s hiking, climbing, biking, water sports or some other outdoor pursuit – it’s not just our muscles that benefit, but also our bodies and minds, by helping them develop in a healthy way. Outdoor recreation encourages greater self-confidence, teaches better teamwork and nurtures a sense of responsibility. It facilitates peer-to-peer learning and can even help people choose a better path in life.

Blackpackers sets out to inspire socially disadvantaged groups of people to get outdoors, to improve access for them and to support them in their activities. It's a project that would also be beneficial in Germany. Patricia Cameron, founder of Blackpackers says: “Getting outdoors is a Black American activity. The representation may be different, but the interest is there.” In summer 2020, Patricia thru-hiked the Colorado Trail with just a backpack and tent, covering 485 miles on foot. The camaraderie and helpfulness she encountered on the trail was a revelation to her and made her feel hopeful. Although she hiked the trail on her own, she rarely felt alone. When she arrived in Durango, at the end of the trial, she said: “My experience on the trail restored my faith in the human race.”

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Camber Outdoors: For a more inclusive workplace

Camber Outdoors: For a more inclusive workplace

Together we are stronger – and that’s especially true when it comes to the workplace. We know that we benefit as a company, because our employees come from a diverse range of social, ethnic, religious and gender-related backgrounds. Therefore, we have teamed up with the American organization Camber Outdoors to keep fostering a more inclusive workplace culture and a more inclusive outdoor industry.

When we talk about improving the workplace, this must also include deeply ingrained social, cultural and gender-based aspects – and be on a global scale. Because we are, after all, an international business. That’s why we recently started to support the nonprofit organization Camber Outdoors, through our deuter USA subsidiary. Camber Outdoors’ mission is to equip partner organizations across the outdoor recreation industry in implementing best practices in Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Workplace DEI) through targeted training measures. More than 200 companies from the outdoor industry have already signed up.

The background: By 2030, more than half of the American workforce will be Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). Globalization has led to greater mobility and therefore more diversity. We see this as a huge opportunity. The more diverse the backgrounds of the people we work with, the greater the perspectives they bring to the table. And more perspectives mean more ideas, which is something we really encourage. It’s not something that happens on its own, however. Just like all business best practices, it involves setting goals, sharing accountability and evaluating progress. This is where Camber Outdoors is supporting us with training measures and resources.

It is not always easy to be open and tolerant in recognizing the uniqueness of every person. But mutual respect is an important company principle for us. Together, we are greater than the sum of our parts. It’s a vision that’s wholly in line with our ‘360° Responsibility’ strategy. The work of each and every person on the team contributes to the bigger picture, regardless of the color of their skin, their religious beliefs, personal skills or what gender they identify with. All our employees are given the opportunity to use their specific talents and are actively encouraged to do so. This helps us not just grow as a company, but also as individuals and as a community.

Climate change – we’re taking action

Climate change – we’re taking action

Climate change is one of the most urgent challenges facing our planet. And it won’t be stopped by declarations alone. We’re doing something about it. Right now. We’re working to make our headquarters and at least 25 percent of our collection climate neutral by 2025. To implement our climate goals, we’ve teamed up with the international experts at ClimatePartner.

 

Recently published studies have found that the Gulf Stream has weakened dramatically. Climatologists agree that this development is likely to further intensify extreme weather events like floods, droughts, and storms. And that is just one of the many consequences of climate change.

What does that have to do with us? Quite a lot, actually. Every EU citizen generates eight tons of carbon emissions yearly. That’s a pretty abstract number. So here’s a comparison to make it more tangible: To limit global warming to under two degrees Celsius, that figure needs to be just one ton. Generally speaking, companies generate significantly more carbon emissions than individuals do. For example, through the energy-intensive production and transportation of their products. Of course, that also means that we’re in a position to make a particularly important contribution to reducing carbon emissions. And we’re working on doing just that, in collaboration with ClimatePartner.

The Munich-based company specializes in calculating and reducing carbon emissions and supporting global climate protection projects, an idea that we embrace whole-heartedly. Our cooperation with ClimatePartner is an important part of the deuter 360° Responsibility strategy and complements our other efforts to protect the environment.

Since its inception, 2,500 companies in 35 countries have joined ClimatePartner, including many in the textile industry. The valuable experience gained through this collaboration, combined with ClimatePartner’s expertise, make it much easier to implement actions to help us become climate neutral.

Specifically, there are two steps we are taking:

1.      Measuring our carbon emissions

We have collected our CO2 emissions data and calculated our corporate carbon footprint (CCF). That includes emissions from heating and electricity usage, employees’ daily commute to work, business travel, and even office supplies. In a pilot project, we’ve also figured out our product carbon footprint (PCF), by calculating emissions relating to the raw materials, packaging, logistics, and disposal involved in the pilot products and scaling them up to the entire collection.

2.      Preventing and reducing carbon emissions

We strive to prevent and reduce our carbon emissions wherever possible. For example, to minimize our CCF, we use green energy and offer our employees incentives to use a company bicycle or car pooling to get to work. Meanwhile, on the product side, we use recycled materials and spun-dyed fibers to significantly decrease our PCF.

 

We’ve developed a clear roadmap for implementing all of these measures. By 2025, our headquarters and at least 25 percent of our sleeping bags and backpacks will be climate neutral. 

More about ClimatePartner

Every time you choose a climate neutral product, whether from deuter or another manufacturer, you’re reducing your own carbon footprint. At the same time, you’re indirectly supporting a climate project. Does that sound good? Does it motivate you to do more to prevent climate change? If so, you too can become climate neutral, through your travel and transportation choices and your eating habits.

Read more about how to reduce your carbon footprint

JobRad Program for Healthy and Green Commutes

JobRad Program for Healthy and Green Commutes

DienOne of the most important challenges for the future is to rethink how we get about. An increasing number of deuter co-workers are using a company bike, leased by us, to get to work. We’ve partnered with JobRad, a company that provides simple and affordable solutions.

For many Germans, company cars are the icing on the cake of any job. But do we really have to use the car to get to work on a regular basis? Aren’t there other solutions? Couldn’t businesses have company bikes instead of company cars? This is where JobRad comes in. The name is a mix of the word job and Rad, which means bike in German. In 2012, the Freiburg-based firm persuaded the powers that be to accept bikes as job perks too. JobRad advocates for change in the way we get from A to B. For example, by proposing bike lanes in urban areas that make cycling safer and more enjoyable. We think JobRad is a fantastic way of involving co-workers in our Together for 360° Responsibility strategy. At the same time, it’s an attractive and important way of reducing our carbon footprint and ensuring we have climate-neutral headquarters by 2025.

JobRad works like a leasing company for cars, but with bikes and e-bikes instead. More than 30,000 German employers, both large corporations and medium-sized enterprises, have now signed up to JobRad. Over three million people, including deuter co-workers, commute using a bike leased from their employers. We’ve been offering JobRad to our workforce since 2019. Around 17 percent of our workforce now hop on a bike and there’s no sign of this trend abating.

The advantages are obvious:
 

  • Potential financial savings of up to 40 percent compared with buying a bike.
  • By using a bicycle or e-bike, our co-workers cut both their own and our company’s carbon footprint.
  • Anyone participating in the JobRad program improves their health and fitness. And cycling also releases endorphins so that working days are more relaxed.

 

All in all, the JobRad program offers lots of benefits, makes our world a little greener and everyone a little happier.

Our co-workers pick a bicycle or e-bike of their choice. We lease it from JobRad and give it to them to use as they wish. In return, we retain a percentage of their gross salaries as deferred compensation. And, of course, they’re free to use these bikes in their leisure time and for sporting activities too. Each JobRad bike is automatically fully insured and guaranteed to be in full working order.

In an era where bikes are becoming status symbols, the JobRad program is a fun way of encouraging our co-workers to embrace sustainability too. It makes getting on a bike easier and takes us a step closer to a resource-friendly corporate strategy.

ELK Kids: Learning through the environment

ELK Kids: Learning through the environment

Learning in a play-based way, through the natural environment is ELK’s (Environmental Learning for Kids) mission. The non-profit organization based in Colorado, USA, supports underserved urban youth with outdoor-based learning programs. We like what they’re doing so much that we’re lending them our support – both financial and material, through the supply of deuter products.

Big cities provide us humans with a comprehensive range of amenities. And technology makes it possible for us to conduct real-time video calls with friends, colleagues and co-workers on the other side of the world. It might sound like some kind of utopia, but the digitalization and urbanization of modern life also has its downsides. It’s easy to become disconnected from our roots, from nature, from the real world. Children from underprivileged backgrounds are particularly at risk. Which is why, 25 years ago, two wildlife biologists, Scott and Stacie Gilmore, set up the organization Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK). ELK's goal is to give socially disadvantaged children and young people a new social and individual perspective through inspirational outdoor learning programs. In this way, each participant can become a small sapling that makes a valuable contribution to their communities.

“I don’t know what would have become of me if my friends hadn’t told me about the ELK program”, according to many of the ELK kids. “I’d probably have done something stupid or gone off the rails.” And that’s exactly what ELK is trying to prevent. ELK serves more than 5,000 underprivileged, urban youths (aged 5-25) each year in Colorado. Year-round intensive programs and in-school/after-school courses are designed to help children who are falling behind in the traditional education system to reconnect with learning and find their way into science and science-related careers. ELK also supports these young people in developing strong values that both they and their communities will benefit from. Environmental learning and increasing knowledge about the natural world play a key role in this.

There is nothing new about holistic learning and development through nature.

For thousands of years, it was the forests, streams, fields, meadows and gardens that were a child’s main habitat, when not indoors. It’s where they played with soil, rocks, sticks, with dogs and cats and other animals. Children basically grew up in nature. But these days, very little time is spent outdoors – and more often than not it is spent sitting in front of a screen, indoors. Humans have lived in, with and from nature throughout most of our history, so experiencing nature is a basic necessity for healthy development. It’s a philosophy that complements deuter's ‘360° Responsibility’ initiatives.

ELK represents a departure from classroom teaching and having to ‘sit still and listen’. By using targeted outdoor activities, academic and scientific abilities and skills are strengthened. Tailored to different age groups, there are ELK programs for children, adolescents and families. The programs include lectures and seminars as well as multi-day backpacking trips, bivouacking under the stars, skiing courses, learning about fishing or the fundamentals of water ecosystems. The program is also supplemented with courses on how to present yourself well, how to write a résumé and career counseling. ELK’s vision is a world in which all people are caretakers of themselves, each other and the natural world. Environmental Learning for Kids helps children and adolescents become engaged citizens. It’s a vision we wholeheartedly endorse.

Find out more about ELK at:

ELK-Kids

Gleiche Chancen – wir setzen uns für Kinder, Jugendliche, Eltern und Familien ein

Gleiche Chancen – wir setzen uns für Kinder, Jugendliche, Eltern und Familien ein

Der Abbau sozialstaatlicher Leistungen, sinkende Realeinkommen, die Schere zwischen Armut und Reichtum, eine schrumpfende Mittelschicht, übermäßiger Leistungsdruck, steigende Anforderungen des Arbeitsmarktes an die Bildung, zunehmende Individualisierung und unzählige Wahlfreiheiten, die oft in hoffnungsloser Orientierungslosigkeit enden, der demografische Wandel und die strukturelle Diskriminierung von einer steigenden Zahl von Menschen mit Migrationshintergrund sind nur einige Herausforderungen der heutigen Gesellschaft, mit denen wir tagtäglich konfrontiert werden. 
Wen wundert es da, dass immer mehr Menschen überfordert sind. Immer mehr Kinder und Jugendliche eine gezielte Förderung brauchen, um sich zu einem selbständigen und verantwortlichen Mitglied der Gesellschaft entwickeln zu können. Immer mehr Eltern Beratung und Hilfe benötigen, um ihrem Erziehungsauftrag bei allen Anforderungen der modernen Gesellschaft gerecht werden zu können. Und immer mehr Familien bedarfsgerechte Unterstützung brauchen, um mit ihren Problemen zurechtzukommen und ihr Leben meistern zu können.
 

Großartige und zuverlässige Hilfe bieten dabei soziale Einrichtungen. So auch die 1572 von Augsburger Bürgern gegründete St. Gregor Kinder-, Jugend- und Familienhilfe GmbH. Eine der ältesten Institutionen ihrer Art in Europa. Durch Präventionskurse für Eltern, Jugendsozialarbeit an Schulen oder Familienberatung beugen sie potenziellen Problemen vor. Benachteiligte, belastete oder entwicklungsverzögerte Kinder werden in der heilpädagogischen Tagesstätte gefördert und Familien erhalten mit dem Erziehungs- und Familienhilfeangebot Unterstützung in schwierigen Phasen. In Schulprojekten und durch individuelle Betreuung erhalten junge Menschen eine zweite Chance auf den Schulabschluss und Berufseinstieg. Und wenn zu Hause gar nichts mehr geht, fängt die St. Gregor Kinder-, Jugend- und Familienhilfe Kinder und Jugendliche auf, die nicht mehr in der eigenen Familie leben können. Entweder in Familien, in therapeutischen, intensiv- oder heilpädagogischen Wohngruppen, in Gastfamilien oder im betreuten Mädchenwohnen.

Vor dieser Leistung und dem Einsatz für die Gesellschaft haben wir große Hochachtung. Auch wir als internationale Marke sehen das Einbringen in die Gesellschaft als unsere Verantwortung und als elementaren Bestandteil unserer Unternehmenskultur. Deshalb unterstützen wir benachteiligte Menschen und Organisationen, die für Gleichheit und ein besseres Leben kämpfen. Und wir engagieren uns in Initiativen, um einen gesellschaftlichen Wandel herbeizuführen. Denn wir wissen, dass staatliche Mittel nicht immer reichen und auch nicht immer die erreichen, die sie gerade am dringendsten brauchen.

Als schwäbisches Unternehmen mit Hauptsitz in Gersthofen bei Augsburg ist es für uns eine Herzensangelegenheit unserer Heimat etwas zurückgeben zu können. Noch schöner ist es, sich sinnvoll für die Zukunft unserer Heimat einzusetzen. Deshalb unterstützen wir St. Gregor mit Sach- und Geldspenden. Speziell mit der Schildbürger-Gruppe und der Mona-Lisa-Gruppe haben wir einen großartigen Austausch geschaffen. Die Jungs und Mädchen zwischen 12 und 18 Jahren stammen aus schweren Familienverhältnissen und leben in einer betreuten Wohngruppe. Sie gestalten die Motive unserer Karten, die wir an Weihnachten an unsere Kunden, Partner und Mitarbeiter verschicken. So können wir mit unserem Engagement vielen Menschen ein Lächeln ins Gesicht zaubern. 

Erfahre mehr über die Kinder-, Jugend- und Familienhilfe: 

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