Foundation: Engagement for
a better future mobility
In line with its leitmotif ‘We Drive the Future – Sustainably Mobile into a Good Future!’, the Foundation's donations in 2022 are increasingly supporting global projects around the core topics of mobility and the future.
Stockdorf/Munich – December 19, 2022 – Closely aligned with the Webasto Group's vision "Our Inspiration Drives the World of Mobility," the Webasto Foundation's activities contribute to the social responsibility of the globally active automotive supplier. Four fields of action cover a broad range of social and sustainable commitment related to mobility and the future.
The field of action 'Mobility for all. TODAY.' bundles social projects of the Webasto Foundation that give socially vulnerable people the prospect of a more protected, better and healthier life through mobility: In cooperation with its international partner, the YOU Stiftung, for example, the living and working conditions of women in Los Castillos (Guanajuato/Mexico) are improved by providing them with bicycles and creating special women's bicycle paths. This is complemented by training and preventive measures to protect against violence and exploitation.
In Southern California/USA, School on Wheels' mission is to give children who live in shelters, motels, vehicles, group homes or on the streets a chance for a better future with access to education. The organization reaches children and young people from kindergarten through twelfth grade in six Southern California counties covering 2,500 square miles. In 2022, the Webasto Foundation's donation will support an entire school year.
With a view from today into a fundamentally better mobility in the future, the Webasto Foundation is – in its dimension 'Mobility for all. TOMORROW.' - currently supporting the research and development fund of the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea. Within the framework of a multi-year cooperation with the renowned institute, final theses dealing with forward-looking and sustainable mobility concepts are supported.
The field of action 'Move people.' is an expression of the Webasto Foundation's desire to motivate Webasto Group employees around the world to look beyond their own company boundaries and get involved in socially and is particularly evident in the annual donation voting. In 2022, the three suggestions for organizations deserving support came from colleagues in England (Generation England CIC), Italy (U.G.I. Unione Genitori Italiani ODV) and the Netherlands (Socialrun, KS Utrecht). All employees worldwide then had the opportunity to vote on which initiative would receive what percentage of the funds from the Webasto Foundation's donation pot. Furthermore the Webasto employees took advantage of other social activities at their locations and, in particular, the Christmas campaigns to bring joy to families in need.
Climate change, pandemics, political crises and wars are worsening the situation of many people and thus also the living situation of many children and families worldwide. When it comes to providing mobile assistance on the spot to people in need, the Webasto Foundation can provide support as part of its 'Mobilize strengths.' field of action. In 2022, the willingness of the shareholders of the Webasto Foundation to help and the willingness of Webasto employees to donate were bundled for a Ukraine aid project right after the war begun: An aid center has been set up for children of Ukrainian refugee families in Liberec, Czech Republic - supported by the Czech non-profit organization ADRA, were professional educational and psychological help is offered. Furthermore, regular transports of food and hygiene products to the Polish-Ukrainian border are being organized and also local help organizations close to the headquarter in Stockdorf were supported.
Highly visible "mobility" was made possible by the donation that was made to Pune/India in 2022: As part of another cooperation project with the YOU Stiftung, a yellow-orange van with 14 seats was purchased. Now up to 100,000 people in the slums receive information about basic medical care and healthy nutrition.
About the Webasto Foundation
The Webasto Foundation is a non-profit limited liability company and promotes – supported by the owners of the company and Webasto SE – charitable and non-profit projects, associations and institutions in the vicinity of Webasto sites worldwide. Each year, the company provides a specific donation fund for the work of the Webasto Foundation, which is based on the respective business performance.
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