Röhlig Logistics supports charitable institutions and projects worldwide with the "Röhlig Charity" initiative
Bremen, 20 December 2021
Owner-managed logistics company Röhlig Logistics launched the global initiative "Röhlig Charity" within its country organisations in 2021. Worldwide, charitable institutions and projects in more than 20 countries have been supported by Röhlig branches with more than 100,000 euros.
Philip W. Herwig, Managing Partner at Röhlig Logistics explains: "Our German country organisation has been successfully implementing the "Röhlig helps" project together with our holding company for years. Employees can suggest charitable or environmentally friendly projects which they consider worthy of support or which they even support themselves. Among the suggestions received, the employees select the one that is to receive the donation of 5,000 euros in an online vote. In this year, still so burdened by the ongoing pandemic, we were keen to give all employees the opportunity to suggest projects in their countries and have expanded the initiative globally under the name "Röhlig Charity"."
Great commitment of the employees worldwide
The initiative received a lot of support. Amparo Ruiz Diaz, HR Manager based in Argentina explains, "I am the HR manager responsible for the Latin America region. Many countries have been severely affected by the pandemic and I was very moved to see how much the initiative was appreciated by our employees. It was so important to think about something else again, about other people who could be helped through our donation."
Of the country organisations, most had decided to donate the full amount of 5,000 euros, or the equivalent in local currency, to a selected project. Some countries, including Australia and Mexico, decided to divide the amount among different organisations at the request of the staff. As a result, Röhlig employees worldwide have selected more than 25 projects to receive a donation from the logistics company.
Among the projects are mainly environmental protection and aid projects for people such as Bosquia in Spain, a reforestation project; Aspade in Chile, a center for social and vocational inclusion for young people and adults with cognitive disabilities; Pizzaut in Italy, a workplace for the social inclusion of autistic young people; Save the Children in Denmark, the world's largest children's rights movement; SOS Children's Villages in Germany and animal welfare organisations such as Animal Lovers League in Taiwan. Röhlig plans to continue the charity initiative in the coming years.
A selection of images related to the various projects can be found here.