Local Activities in Germany.

Knorr-Bremse is committed to social and community causes and has a long track record of engagement in social programs.

It is part of who we are as a company to participate in community life, to have a positive impact on the social environment at our locations, and to support people 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 – Engagement at Our Sites

Local Care refers to local community involvement at our sites around the world. We engage in a wide range of activities, including:

  • 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’ voluntary personal participation in charitable projects in their free time.
  • “Matched Giving” programs, where Knorr-Bremse matches charitable donations made by its employees.

Knorr-Bremse Global Care – Supporting People Around the World

Knorr-Bremse Global Care is an independent, non-profit organization that supports people in need in the vicinity of the Company’s sites and around the world. The two main priorities of Global Care’s funding activities are WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and education. Through these priorities, Knorr-Bremse Global Care is also contributing towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 4 Quality Education and SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation. In addition, Global Care provides emergency aid to locations hit by major disasters, regardless of whether or not they are in the countries of its priority projects.

Knorr-Bremse Global Care e. V. – Our History

In 2018 two new Knorr-Bremse Global Care organizations were established. In future, more Knorr-Bremse employees will take be involved in Global Care activities.
In 2016, we focused on ten countries without Knorr-Bremse sites in addition to the Knorr-Bremse location countries. In order to be even more effective, only projects in education ...
The work quickly became more professional and long-term projects were implemented around the world.
In 2012, we began to increase our involvement in countries with Knorr-Bremse sites. Furthermore, we also focused on our funding areas.
Everything started after the tsunami 2004 in South-East Asia. Knorr-Bremse Global Care provided rapid and unbureaucratic aid for emergency relief and reconstruction projects.
... and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) have been funded.
With these two funding areas, we contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals 4 and 6 of the United Nations.

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