Being globally present also means taking a global responsibility for the Wacker Neuson Group. At all of our locations, we therefore commit to this obligation towards the public. In this sense, we do not just restrict our national and international commitment to financial support.
Rather, we support crisis projects with our expertise and targeted product donations. We offer our commitment in various committees for the design of an ecologically and economically sustainable future for future generations. We place great importance on ensuring that our donation activities are transparent and that they take place according to regulated principles. We therefore introduced a group-wide donation policy in 2014 that makes this possible for us.
Above all, we want to support non-governmental organizations (NGO) in the regions where we are active as a group, in order to raise the appeal there. A particular concern for us is the support of children and young people, and of disadvantaged groups. We have therefore decided to choose partnerships that cover the areas of education and social issues in particular. In the last years we are initially entering into partnerships with several organizations:
- Save the children
Within the framework of a three-year partnership, we are supporting projects organized by Save the Children, the world’s largest non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to protecting children’s rights in over 120 countries. Every day, teams from Save the Children work hard to ensure that children get a good start in life, can grow up healthy and go to school, and do not have to fear violence and exploitation. We support programs aimed at improving children’s health by teaching children about hygiene and health risks and also by improving water supply and wastewater infrastructures where necessary.
- SOS Children's Village Association
We have also entered into a partnership with the SOS Children's Village. With our financial support, we were able to contribute to the financing of local children's villages around the world. These places, SOS children's village mothers and fathers provide children with safety, security and care.
- SAHEP – Select Anwar Khawaja Industries Health and Education Project
The "Select Anwar Khawaja Industries (AKI) Health and Education Project" is a Pakistani organization that attends to free education and the medical care of employees and their families in soccer ball factories. The project makes it possible for children to visit the state school and for women to receive literacy classes. The organization supplies the employed seamstresses, sewers and their families with medicine and medical examinations.
- Smaller donation projects
Through our long-term commitment, there are additional charitable activities that in particular benefit local, non-profit organizations. These activities are specifically taken care of by our affiliates. The allocation of these funds is carried out under the considerations of the group donation policy.
- Disaster relief
During flooding disasters the Wacker Neuson Group donated e.g. trash pumps and air dehumidifiers in order to reduce the damage to the victims. This assistance came to those affected in the crisis regions directly and easily. If we received government reimbursement for these services, this was passed on to local forces. Wacker Neuson was even able to help with international natural disasters.
The Wacker Neuson Group plays an active role in its membership in different organizations. For example, the group is strongly committed to one of the most influential trade associations in Germany, the VDMA (Association of German Plant and Machinery Engineering). Our employees act as speakers at international and national conferences in order to actively provide know-how. The Wacker Neuson Group is involved in numerous committees and working groups to improve national and international standards in regard to questions of environmental friendliness, safety and product responsibility of construction machines and construction equipment. In addition, the Wacker Neuson Group has been a committed member of the Blue Competence sustainability initiative since 2013, which strongly advocates the topics of waste, recycling, circular flow economy, emissions, climate protection and energy efficiency within the industry.