Commitment & Society.
Knorr-Bremse is committed to social and community causes and is active as a good Corporate Citizen worldwide.
Knorr-Bremse has been engaged in social causes worldwide for many years. It is part of who we are to participate in community life, to have a positive impact on the social environment at our locations, and to open up new prospects for those in need. Our social commitment rests on two pillars: Local Care and Global Care. Local Care covers all local activities at our sites, while the non-profit organization Knorr-Bremse Global Care supports longer-term and more extensive aid projects worldwide.
Local Care refers to local community involvement at our sites around the world. Here are some of the forms our activities take:
- Voluntary donations of money and time for charitable purposes and for projects in the priority areas of education, health, the environment and social cohesion.
- Corporate volunteering programs in which Knorr-Bremse gives its employees time off work to support charitable organizations.
- The “Get Involved" initiative, which provides donations to support employees' personal and voluntary participation in charitable projects in their free time.
- “Matched Giving” programs, where Knorr-Bremse matches charitable donations made by its employees.
You can find further information and examples of our Local Care projects here.
Knorr-Bremse Global Care – dedicated to people worldwide
Knorr-Bremse Global Care is an independent, non-profit organization that supports people around the world who find themselves in need due to unfortunate circumstances. The association was founded by Knorr-Bremse Group employees at the start of 2005 following the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia. Knorr-Bremse Global Care is supported by an annual donation from the Knorr-Bremse Group.
The organization's primary objective is to give those in need the opportunity to lead an independent, self-determined, self-reliant life.
In addition, Knorr-Bremse Global Care seeks to raise awareness of social causes among Knorr-Bremse employees and motivate them to engage in their own activities. The involvement of Knorr-Bremse's global locations and teams is therefore a key concern, and this constitutes one of the great strengths of Knorr-Bremse Global Care.
Knorr-Bremse Global Care focuses most of its project work on countries where the Group has a presence. The organization also supports development projects in other countries where it has been active for many years.
The funding activities are centered around two main areas: WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and education. In the event of catastrophic events such as natural disasters, the association often provides emergency aid, including in regions outside of its usual geographic focus.
Further information and example projects as well as the recent Annual Report can be found on our website: Knorr-Bremse Global Care .