Our responsibility to the community
We want to apply our knowledge in areas where we can truly make a difference. That's why we’re committed to improving healthcare around the world. Together with reliable partners, we support the training and continuing education of medical personnel and promote health awareness. This is how we help to give people all over the world access to health.
We believe that curiosity, creativity and the courage to cross borders are crucial for the advancement of society. In addition to health projects, promoting education and culture is important to us. Our aim is to spark the interest of young people in science and further a deeper understanding of science and research. That’s why we hold competitions, recognize special achievements and offer opportunities for hands-on learning. We also see music and literature as important sources of inspiration and mediators between cultures in our globalized world. Our philharmonic orchestra is our musical ambassador. Moreover, we award literature prizes worldwide.
Last but not least, taking on responsibility in the countries in which we operate is important to us. We want to be good neighbors, which is why we support people in need, especially in the immediate vicinity of our sites.
Our engagement in figures
In 2020, we spent € 54 million on social and community engagement.
In 2020, we carried out 274 charitable activities in 96 countries.
Our employees were involved in more than 20% of the projects.