Social Responsibility – A Matter Of Course for Hansgrohe
The Hansgrohe Group is committed to supporting both man and nature. Assuming social responsibility has a long tradition with us, and is an integral part of our corporate culture. We primarily support charitable initiatives in regions where our locations are located – nationally or internationally. In addition, we support projects that protect the precious resource of water.
Corporate social responsibility: Commitment to our locationsWhether with donations in kind or of money: The Hansgrohe Group supports social initiatives and environmental projects. We concentrate on the regional environment of our offices and production sites, as well as on topics that affect our company. Initiatives related to water are therefore particularly important to us. You can find some examples here.
Palliativ-Zentrum in Villingen-Schwenningen
“It’s important to us that we also act authentically in our CSR commitments. That is why we support projects having to do with water. And those where our products can be of help.”Torsten Mayer, CSR | Sponsoring, Hansgrohe Group
Sports sponsorship and popular sports promotionEngagement in sports has multiple meanings for the Hansgrohe Group: It benefits society and keeps the staff fit and healthy. We therefore support popular sports at our locations, for example through agreements with local sports clubs. In addition, we invest in special sporting events and make our employees fitter in-house with workout and nutrition programs. Because sports and refreshing water go hand in hand, Hansgrohe presents its ShowerTrucks at numerous events. These rolling freshen-up centers are popular at running events, cycling races, and sports tournaments. Every ShowerTruck offers showering space for up to 20 competitors – outfitted with hansgrohe showers for optimal regeneration.
Full of zest for action: Hansgrohe junior staff get involved
In the summer semester of 2019, 49 young Hansgrohe employees actively helped in various social institutions:
- in the St. Franziskus Foundation in Heiligenbronn,
- in the Carl-Sandhaas-School in Haslach,
- in the Social Community Schiltach,
- in the youth aid Loßburg - children's home Roth,
- in the Charlotte-Vorbeck care network in Gengenbach,
- in the Lebenshilfe counseling center Haslach, and
- in the School Network Oberlingen.
Sponsored by Hansgrohe: "Aguavision Colombia" student aid project
At the school of San Bernardo del Viento, in the north of Colombia, there is finally clean, running water. Until recently, 1,600 pupils there suffered from a lack of water supply and quality. The hygienic conditions were catastrophic, and the water supply at the school was poor. Students from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology provided a major boost to health and quality of life. As Engineers Without Borders, they carry out sustainable projects in developing countries. Hansgrohe believes: This needs to be supported. For example, we provided financial assistance to the budding industrial, chemical, and civil engineers from the neighborhood of Baden for the "Aguavision Colombia" water project.
Environmental engagement in the Black Forest: Salmon for the river Kinzig
With salmon stocking campaigns, the Hansgrohe Group is committed to an increased quality of life and an improved ecosystem in its home region. The goal is breeding and reintroduction of salmon in the Black Forest. Since 2008, we have been participating in the "Salmon for the river Kinzig" campaign, initiated by the non-profit organization Wanderfische Baden-Württemberg e.V. Occasionally, stocking campaigns take place near the company headquarters in Schiltach. This is due to the optimal quality of life offered to the migratory fish by the river Kinzig. And, believe it or not: The salmon are returning. The campaigns will be classified as a success if salmon use the river permanently as a habitat, return for spawning, and establish a self-sustainable population in the next ten to 15 years. We at Hansgrohe are confident.