Corporate Cititzenship: Involvement in the communities in which we live and work


For Schnellecke it has always been a matter of course to give back to the communities in which we live, work, and do business. That is why the plant management and employees are regularly involved in the social environment. Whether reforestation or a children’s festival, whether support for refugees or people with disabilities, or support for schools or other social and educational facilities – Schnellecke’s employees contribute to making the community worth living in.


South Africa: 

  • 2,344 million Rand for Learning and Disability Projects at the Siyaya Skills Institute
  • Since 2011 a partner of the Just Inspired campaign. 20 schools have been adopted. 40 students with disabilities have been provided with learning materials and offered an internship
  • Text books were collected for the Ikwezi Day Care and After Care Centre
  • Playground at the Oosterland Youth Centre was renovated on Mandela Day
  • Christmas gift campaign by employees for children suffering from HIV


  • Casa Cera – financial support and activities by our employees for disabled children
  • Malinche and other places: reforestation campaigns


  • Support of APPACDM (vocational training facility for disabled adolescents)
  • Permanent clothes and toy collection for the needy
  • Participation in the “run against cancer”


  • Support for children suffering from leukemia through the AGEOP


  • Employment of people with disabilities in the cardboard packaging department
  • Recycling of mobile telephones


  • Participation in “Wings for Life” run to support research for paraplegics
  • Support of “Dom svitania”, a facility for disabled children and adolescents, with money and in-kind donations
  • Support of “Vstupte”, a facility for people with mental and multiple disabilities, through the purchase of their products
  • Company and several employees donate two percent of their yearly income tax to non-profit organizations


  • Support of families in need through the “Christmas Box”, a special gift box filled specifically for the recipients


  • Make a Wish Foundation – fulfilling wishes for terminally ill children
  • The Chattanooga Food Bank – monetary donations, storage space and voluntary help at the soup kitchen
  • The Community Kitchen – support of the soup kitchen through voluntary assistance
  • The Hamilton County School System – support of the students through mentors and jobs


  • Donations to the Kreativzentrum Crimmitschau for handicrafts and pottery for children
  • Donations to Haus der Helden Hartenstein, holiday home for Chernobyl children
  • In-kind donations for Zwickau city mission for refugee aid (clothes, bikes, foosball table, schoolbags)
  • In-kind donations to Sonnenhöhe children’s home for Christmas presents
  • Donations to Altstädter Kinderland to support the playschool
  • Donations to the VKS association for bone marrow donations for HLA typing campaigns and additional donations
  • In-kind donations of small materials for workshops for the blind
  • Financial support of the “addiction prevention in school” booklets
  • Financial support of the second delivery vehicle for the Eisenach Tafel food bank
  • Donation of training clothes to the Duisburg sport community for the disabled


We document the results of our efforts in an annual sustainability report.