Mar 24, 2016 | Weingarten
For CHG-MERIDIAN, a global technology management specialist based in Weingarten, taking on social responsibility has been an integral part of company self-image. The CHG-MERIDIAN workforce has a say in the company’s social activities: The company’s internal CARE Initiative bundles its social commitments, and offers employees a platform through which they can suggest projects they themselves are involved in during their free time and consider particularly worthy of support—and explain what form of aid the company can provide to assist them in their work.
Employees involved in good causes
Team spirit is particularly important to CHG-MERIDIAN, which gave rise to the idea of holding a special campaign to support team sports in the company’s area. This marks the second time the CARE Initiative has supported youth sports teams in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with a jersey campaign. Other CARE Initiatives begun at CHG-MERIDIAN employees’ suggestions include supporting social institutions, regional refugee assistance, or educational institutions.
“On a good sports team, everyone is there for everyone else, and our company teams have the same objective in mind. CARE helps us promote that team spirit,” says Frank Kottmann, CHG-MERIDIAN Board member and mentor for the jersey campaign in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Athletic spirit: Twenty-three applications from eight locations
CHG-MERIDIAN called upon employees at the individual branch offices to suggest children’s and youth sports teams of which their own children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews were members. Eight winners were drawn from among the 23 applications received, corresponding to the eight offices in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Since no Austrian or Swiss teams were suggested, a total of three teams from the Weingarten area received the prize.
The following drawing winners can each look forward to a set of high-quality jerseys:
SV Reute young children’s soccer team
SG Aulendorf 8-to-10s soccer team
The Ravensburg Razorbacks’ youth football team
FC Deisenhofen’s 8-to-10s soccer team.
Düsseldorf Soccer Field Heroes (project for socially disadvantaged children).
VfB Fortuna Biesdorf under-9s soccer team.
TSC Wellingsbüttel under-11s floorball team.
FSV Germania 1908 Steinbach’s 8-to10s soccer team.