Hansgrohe Donates 900,000 Euros for Ukrainian People
Schiltach, April 2022. The war in Ukraine is first and foremost a human tragedy and a humanitarian disaster. The faucet and shower manufacturer Hansgrohe and its employees have therefore collected donations for the people in Ukraine: In the end, 900,000 Euros were available to support the people affected. Employees contributed around half of the money through donated working hours and vacation days; the other half was then added by the Black Forest-based company. The use of these funds was carefully reviewed by the company. The majority of the money is going to large aid organizations, whose structures also enable them to provide direct help to those affected on the ground. Hansgrohe CEO Hans Juergen Kalmbach says: "We are pleased that we can help people with our funds. At the same time, our Executive Board is proud of the solidarity that Hansgrohe employees have shown with their donations and says thank you."
'Business as usual' no longer exists for the Hansgrohe Group and its employees around the world since February 24. "We at Hansgrohe condemn the actions of the Russian president, which are contrary to international law. Our sympathy goes out to all the people who are experiencing a great deal of suffering because of the current situation," said Hansgrohe CEO, Hans Juergen Kalmbach. "We are examining day by day anew how we can help the people in the war zone." In solidarity with Ukraine, the company has suspended all activities with Russia until further notice. No further products will be delivered to Russia for the time being and no new orders will be accepted. Even before the monetary support, Hansgrohe and its workforce provided humanitarian aid. Among other things, Hansgrohe Poland provided medicines and relief supplies for the war zone. From the Headquarters in Schiltach, Hansgrohe colleagues also repeatedly took collected aid supplies to the Polish-Ukrainian border in several vehicles.
About the Hansgrohe Group – Setting the Beat of Water. Since 1901.
With its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group, based in Schiltach/Southern Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in innovation, design and quality within the bath and kitchen industry. Founded in 1901 in the Black Forest, the company gives water form and function with its faucets, showerheads and shower systems. The 120-year history of the company is marked by innovations, such as the first hand-held shower with multiple spray types, the first pull-out kitchen faucet, and the first wall bar to hold a hand-held shower.The company holds more than 18,500 active property rights. The Hansgrohe Group stands for long-lasting quality products and for responsibility towards people and the environment. Sustainable production of resource-conserving products is central to the company’s business activities around the globe. With 34 subsidiaries and 20 sales offices supplying products in 152 countries, the globally active company in the sanitary industry is a reliable partner to its customers in all regions of the world. The Hansgrohe Group, its brands and products have won numerous awards, including more than 700 design prizes since 1974. The products of the Hansgrohe Group are found worldwide: on renowned cruise ships, in luxurious 5-star and boutique hotels, in international metropolitan cities, in extraordinary spas, exclusive bathrooms of lodges and luxury villas, public facilities, as well as in countless private homes. The Group’s high quality standards are ensured by seven wholly-owned production facilities: four in Germany, one each in France, the United States and China. In 2021, the Hansgrohe Group generated a turnover of EUR 1.365 billion. It employs around 5,400 people worldwide, about 60 percent of whom work in Germany.