Family in Focus: social responsibility by conviction
We are a successful company and as such embrace our social responsibility. We feel duty bound to give something back to the society in which we all live. We have made the family the nucleus of this society - with regional projects such as support for a children’s hospice in Wuppertal and our international commitment to World Vision. Alongside these long-term lighthouse projects, we support numerous other social projects under our “Family in Focus” motto for people in need.
We do this in the best tradition of our American parent company Textron and its subsidiaries, which commit socially in numerous areas all over the world.
Klauke supports Burgholz Youth Hospice
Klauke is well aware of its social responsibility. So for many years, the company has committed to numerous regional and worldwide social projects under the “Family in focus” motto. The focus is very much on promoting facilities that have made it their aim to support families in difficult situations - such as the Burgholz children’s and youth hospice in Wuppertal, which Klauke has been helping financially.
Company on the final journey
The Burgholz hospice accompanies dying children and young people on their final journey together with their parents, brothers and sisters. The facility allows families, including brothers and sisters, to move into the hospice with the child. During this time, the relatives are looked after and offered psychological support.
Laughter, hope and sorrow
The carers at the children’s hospice want to create beautiful moments for the families at such a difficult time, and become a second home. And so at the Burgholz hospice, they laugh, play, cry and mourn. “The important thing is that the families don’t incur any extra costs during their time with us. That’s why we are very grateful for Klauke’s financial support”, emphasised Kerstin Wuelfing from the Burgholz hospice.
Klauke employees support the commitment
And the Klauke workforce is also happy to contribute to this good deed. The proceeds from a prize draw at Klauke’s 2015 family festival amounting to 2.500 euro were also donated to the hospice, for example. “We are glad that we can pass on our family philosophy in the form of this commitment too”, says Marc Stawitzki, Director of Human Resources, summing up.
Klauke sponsors World Vision
We are an international company and as such think globally. This applies to our social commitment too. That’s why we support global projects that focus on the family - by sponsoring World Vision, for example.
Donating instead of giving …
… under this motto, Klauke has decided not to give customers expensive Christmas gifts. Instead, the company is taking responsibility for young people around the globe by sponsoring the World Vision aid organisation.
Help that actually arrives
Our sponsorship is currently supporting eight girls and four boys of between three and eighteen years old in „ Bolivia, Honduras, Vietnam, Cambodia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Peru, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Chad“. Our monthly donation of 30 Euro goes straight to the children and their environment in which they live: The money is used to buy school materials and even build wells in the villages.
The highlight of the year for children and our employees is Christmastime: The time when our colleagues send each sponsored child their own gift pack containing toys and a hand-written Christmas greeting.
Well worth the effort: “The sponsored children write to us regularly and tell us about themselves. Often, we even get a recent photo too. Time and time again, this reinforces our decision and proves we are doing the right thing”, says Ricarda Bich, employee from sales.
Social projects within the Klauke group: Such a lot can be achieved even with small things
That’s why Klauke commits to numerous projects that provide genuine help quickly, without the red tape. Especially "children and education" are particularly important for Klauke.
Together for a good cause
Our trainees and instructors have been active – per guidance of the Klauke facility manager – in the former building of the Chamber of Commerce in Remscheid. Flats for children and youngsters that need intensive maintenance and service have been furnished.
The self-imposed target of the Klauke trainees was to design the entrance area in a pleasant way. Product design trainee Dennis Nowotny stated: It is our idea to bring in some color, as the old one appeared and looked very sterile. Selma Ergül who assisted the instructor Martin Schmulder explained that the trainees shall learn and internalize through such projects to engage and campaign themselves for others and to solve problems mutually.
Our trainees planthe next challenge of such nature in a children hospice.
Klauke trainees bring colour to the game
In 2014, our trainees participated in a voluntary programme to give the local “Sprungbrett“ nursery and the child day care centre in Radevormwald a new lick of paint.
Tool donation for aspiring professionals
Klauke Slovakia regularly donates tools to “Stredná odborná škola polytechnická“, the leading polytechnic in Dolny Kubin to support the training of skilled workers in this region.
Support for disadvantaged people
Help for the socially and mentally disadvantaged is close to our heart. Klauke Austria provides support to the Morgenstern Association and offers those with learning difficulties, as well as socially disadvantaged youths and young adults, traineeships in the workshop and office at our Austrian subsidiary in Leobersdorf.
Klauke “does school” in the region
For some years now, we have supported schools in Remscheid and the surrounding area - by donating items such as board games, rucksacks, colouring pencils, footballs and tools, for instance. Specifically, Klauke was involved in the rebuilding of the burned-down “GGS Gemeinschaftsgrundschule Eisernstein” school in Remscheid. We also supported the schooling activities at the BZI Remscheid (Industry Vocational Training Centre) and gave learning materials to many disadvantaged children.
Tools for Sichuan after earthquakes
In 2008, when a major earthquake shook China and wreaked havoc in the Szechuan region, Klauke decided there and then to support the reconstruction initiative: The company donated several hydraulic tools that were urgently required at the reconstruction sites.
Earnings go to a good cause
In 2013, Klauke took part in the “Schüler helfen Leben“ campaign and provided students from the region with jobs for a social day. The reward for the good work was donated to the campaign.
Cake fundraising campaign for flood victims
Klauke employees helped victims of the devastating flood in 2013 that affected many parts of Germany by organising a spontaneous in-house bake sale.