Technology Group Voith is conscious of its social responsibilities and for a long time now has been demonstrating its commitment to society through a wide range of measures. Last year, Voith stepped up its commitment by launching the #VoithCares program. Within the scope of this initiative, Voith employees from all locations were invited to nominate projects at non-profit organizations where they volunteer to receive support from Voith. During the submission period, around 100 applications were received from employees from all around the world. The #VoithCares committee has now selected 50 projects from among all the submissions to receive support in fiscal 2022/23. The total funding amount is €50,000, half of which will be covered by the Hanns Voith Foundation. The program provides for selected projects to receive €1,000 a year.
The #VoithCares program aims to use the selected projects to continue to breathe life into the Voith DNA “developing sustainable technologies for future generations” as a reflection of the company’s commitment to society. As well as educational, environmental and cultural projects, the program supports infrastructure, integration and inclusion measures, and projects to help people in need.
Twenty-six projects in Europe and Africa will now receive €1,000 each. These include a housing project for people with disabilities in Waischenfeld; support for the organization “Heidenheim for Ukraine”; musical culture projects in Heidenheim and Armenia; a center of competence for canine search and rescue in Heidenheim; the construction of a woodworking training workshop in Nepal, and a youth center for educational support in Ghana. #VoithCares is also supporting nine charitable organization projects in North America and nine in Asia, and another six projects in South America.
About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 21,000 employees, sales of € 4.9 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.
The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers holistic solutions from one source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations facilitates resource-conserving production and helps customers minimize their carbon footprint. With its leading automation products and digitalization solutions from the Papermaking 4.0 portfolio, Voith offers its customers state-of-the-art digital technologies to improve plant availability and efficiency for all sections of the production process.