- Funding of 50 social projects planned for the coming fiscal year
- Applications from Voith employees now open
- Impressive response in the first year
The #VoithCares programme was launched this fiscal year together with the Hanns Voith Foundation. Through the programme, Voith financially supports the volunteer work of employees throughout the world. A total of EUR50,000 has been donated to non-profits. For the next fiscal year, employee activities are being sought to receive funding.
Social responsibility is more than just a buzzword for the global technology group Voith: the company directly funds education and training, science and research, and social, sports, and cultural activities worldwide. To support their socially involved Voithians, the company launched #VoithCares. Through active employee nominations, 50 organizations and their measures were selected and given financial support. Each of 26 projects in Europe and Africa received EUR1,000. Among others, the Crailsheim child protection association, the Heidenheim wind orchestra and an education initiative for children in Ghana were supported. Nine projects from non-profit organizations in North America, nine in Asia and six projects in South America also received funding. The workforce response was overwhelming – almost 100 applications were received.
Due to its huge success, the initiative is now continuing for another round. Voith is inviting employees at all of its locations throughout the world to submit non-profit projects.
“Social responsibility is important to us at Voith Paper, and I am proud of the exceptional response and commitment of our employees to the #VoithCares programme,” said Andreas Endters, President & CEO Voith Paper. “In the upcoming fiscal year, we will support additional social projects worldwide to have a positive impact on education, social issues, and culture. Our employees are the key to our success.”
In fiscal 2023–24, 50 projects from all over the world will be selected and funded with a maximum EUR1,000 each by the Voith Group and the Hanns Voith Foundation within the scope of the programme. Voith employees can submit applications until the end of September. The donations will then be made in the following fiscal year. Voith will report on the selected organizations and measures on a regular basis.
As part of the #VoithCares programme, Voith and the Hanns Voith Foundation annually award financial support to a select number of employee-nominated projects and non-profits, in which the employees also personally volunteer. Nominated projects must align with Voith’s DNA, “sustainable technologies for future generations,” and fall into the categories of digitalization; technology, innovation and decarbonization; or social causes. Projects selected benefit children, youth, young adults or those who are disadvantaged. Through the #VoithCares programme, the company supports both employees and nonprofits in the communities Voith serves around the world and encourages employees to volunteer in their local communities so we can make the world a little better – together.
About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 20,000 employees, sales of EUR4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.
The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers holistic solutions from one source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations facilitates resource-conserving production and helps customers minimize their carbon footprint. With its leading automation products and digitalization solutions from the Papermaking 4.0 portfolio, Voith offers its customers state-of-the-art digital technologies to improve plant availability and efficiency for all sections of the production process.