News from 2021-08-13 / DEG
DEG makes donation to victims affected by flooding in Germany
As part of its social commitment, DEG is donating EUR 60,000 to support those in need in the regions affected by the flood disaster. DEG employees were invited to vote on where the donation should be sent. Their choice was emergency flood relief in Germany provided by "Aktion Deutschland Hilft", flood relief provided by "Aktion Weihnachtslicht" and the children's relief campaign "Herzenssache". All three initiatives receive a donation of EUR 20,000 each.
“We are shaken by the enormous damages and impact caused by the flooding in various regions around our headquarters in Cologne and in other places in Germany and neighbouring countries. In the wake of this catastrophe, we decided to make this corporate donation as part of our social commitment to support those in need in the regions affected,” said Roland Siller, CEO of DEG.
The three initiatives chosen by the DEG staff are all providing aid following the flood disaster in different ways.
“Aktion Deutschland hilft” is a coalition of German relief organisations and provides emergency aid on the ground. After initially giving priority to search and rescue operations, the focus is now on psychosocial care for those affected and clean-up work. The flood relief of the "Weihnachtslicht" fundraising campaign of the Bonner General-Anzeiger newspaper collects donations especially for the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis and Ahrweiler regions and cooperates directly with the municipalities affected. The children's relief campaign "Herzenssache e.V." by SWR, SR and Sparda-Bank supports charitable organisations in the affected areas, for example in setting up a contact point for families in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler and pumping out an integrative day care centre in Bachem.
DEG promotes entrepreneurial initiative in developing and emerging markets in order to contribute to sustainable development and better living conditions for the local population. As a Cologne-based company with a keen sense of social responsibility, DEG and its 650-strong workforce also play an active role in social and cultural initiatives in their own region.
You can learn more about the three initiatives here: