We mainly aim to improve the lives of the communities in which we operate through:
- financial donations;
- donations of goods and services;
- donations of time: corporate volunteering;
- dialogue with institutions and industry organisations.
Countries operate independently: some channel their resources into a handful of far-reaching initiatives or into a specific theme, while others share the funds among different projects. In some cases, employees are involved in selecting the organizations that will receive the available resources.
In general our companies manage the activities directly, while in Austria, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic and Hungary we also work with specific local foundations that operate in accordance with their respective articles of association.
In January 2017, we joined the London Benchmarking Group (LBG) and started to reclassify our investments in the community according to their reporting method.
The funds allocated voluntarily to non-profit organisations or organisations pursuing social purposes amounted to € 14.6 million in 2016.