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Social Responsibility

    At Voith, we are aware of our social responsibility. "Developing sustainable technologies for future generations" is our DNA. It is our goal to actively help shape the future and make the world we live in a little better every day. That's why we get involved with donations and sponsorships. Particularly close to our hearts is the promotion of science and research in the field of sustainable technologies, as well as education and training for children, adolescents and young adults.
     

    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Dr. Toralf Haag, Chairman of the Corporate Board of Management
    As a family-owned company, Voith has always focused on sustainable thinking and value-based action. It is important to us to balance our business success with our responsibility to the environment and society.
    Dr. Toralf Haag, Chairman of the Corporate Board of Management

    Donations and Sponsorships

    As part of our social responsibility, Voith’s donations and sponsorships focus on education and training; science and research; and social issues. We mainly support sports and culture at locations where Voith has deep roots, thus contributing to an attractive living environment for our employees and their families.

    Our employees engage themselves for their heart's projects: As part of the #VoithCares campaign, Voith globally supports projects that cover one of the following focus areas which fit to our DNA "sustainable technologies for future generations": digitalization, technology, innovation and decarbonization, or social issues.

    Each of these projects supports children, adolescents, young adults or the disadvantaged. Voith provides financial support for implementation. Through these projects, our employees help make our world a little better.

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    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voith awards partial scholarships for a school year abroad for 2022/23
    Heidenheim | Germany

    Voith awards partial scholarships for a school year abroad

    The Voith Scholarship aligns with Voith's efforts to support young people in their development. In cooperation with AFS Intercultural Programs, Voith offers an international scholarship program for children of Voith employees. The aim of this scholarship program is to encourage and promote young people to gain intercultural experience and practice inclusion at an early age.
    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Kid's Christmas toy event for Voith kids
    York | Pennsylvania | USA

    Kid's Christmas toy event for Voith kids

    Christmas celebrations for children have been a tradition in York, Pennsylvania for more than 50 years. Determined not to let pandemic-related restrictions spoil the fun, Voith Hydro volunteers hosted a kid's toy drive-through event for children of Voith employees.
    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voithians make children's eyes light up
    Heidenheim | Germany

    Voithians make children's eyes light up

    For the third year in a row, Voithians supported the "Snowflake" project. From November 16-19, 2021, wish lists from children from low-income families could be collected from the company restaurant.  Almost 100 Christmas wishes were fulfilled – from scooters and Barbie dolls to winter jackets or shoes. In total, Voithians have already fulfilled about 550 children's wishes over the past three years.
    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voith North America supports victims of domestic violence
    York | Pennsylvania | USA

    Voith North America supports victims of domestic violence

    In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Voith North American D&I team hosted a fundraiser in October 2021 that inspired Voithians across the region to donate approximately 3,000 items and $2,000 to 13 nonprofits in their local communities. More than 15 Voith sites participated in the fundraiser.
    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voith Paper Neenah supports local nonprofit with food drive
    Neenah | Wisconsin | USA

    Voith Paper Neenah supports with food drive

    Voith Paper employees in Neenah, Wisconsin held a food drive. Due to the increased need for food in the community, a local nonprofit, St. Vincent DePaul, decided to expand its services and open the first food distribution in the Neenah area. Voith Paper employees quickly agreed to support this new community project.
    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voith Paper employees donate blood
    Appleton | Wisconsin | USA

    Voith Paper employees donate blood

    In two blood drives, Voith Paper colleagues in Appleton, Wisconsin, donated 24 units of blood, saving 72 lives. Voith Paper Appleton's Health and Ergonomics Committee regularly organizes such blood drives.
    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voith in São Paulo collects 6 tons of food for the local community
    São Paulo | Brazil

    Voith in São Paulo collects six tons of food for the local community

    As they did in 2020, Voith employees in Brazil launched a solidarity campaign to collect food to help the poor neighborhood around the Voith’s plant in the Jaraguá district, northwest of the city of São Paulo. In 2021 the donations doubled the amount the year before: Voith employees collected around 400 baskets totaling more than six tons of food.
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    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Hanns Voith Foundation sponsored “Nurture the Future” book donation campaign in Voith China
    Zasak Town | Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region | China

    “Nurture the Future” book donation campaign in China

    Sponsored by Hanns Voith Foundation, Voith China launched the “Nurture the Future” book donation campaign. More than 1,100 books were donated to an elementary school in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China, with strong support from Voith China employees.
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    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voith donates EUR 100,000 to charitable organizations
    Heidenheim | Germany

    Voith donates EUR 100,000 to charitable organizations

    In 2020, Voith made donations totaling EUR 100,000 to charitable organizations on behalf of all Voithians in lieu of Christmas and year-end celebrations that were canceled due to COVID-19. As a part of this effort, on November 10, 2020, a donation of 20,000 euros was presented to Barbara Ilg, patron of the "Schneeflocke", campaign by Dr. Toralf Haag. A second donation, amounting to 80,000 euros, went to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Photo: Wissensfabrik/Häckl
    Heidenheim | Germany

    A strong network for a strong society

    Voith is a founding member of the association Wissensfabrik - Unternehmen für Deutschland e.V. (Knowledge Factory - Companies for Germany). Together with more than 130 companies and foundations nationwide, Voith is committed to making Germany ready for the future. How do we do this? By promoting innovative start-ups and getting children and young people excited about STEM: mathematics, science, technology, information technology, and economic thinking and action. (Photo: Wissensfabrik/Häckl)
    www.wissensfabrik.de
    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voith West Monroe donates $3,000 to City of West Monroe, Louisiana for cleanup of park ravaged by Hurricane
    West Monroe | Louisiana | USA

    Voith donates $3,000 for cleanup of park ravaged by Hurricane

    Hurricane Laura, which rolled into northeast Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane in 2021, left a path of devastation behind it. One place particularly hard hit was Kiroli Park, a municipal park just 15 minutes from Voith’s West Monroe, Louisiana facility. Voith in West Monroe was honored to support the cleanup.
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    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voithians in West Monroe rally to give nursing home residents a holiday to remember
    West Monroe | Louisiana | USA

    Voithians give nursing home residents a holiday to remember

    When it became apparent that due to COVID-19 restrictions residents of a nearby nursing home weren’t going to receive visitors or presents during the 2021 holiday season, the Voith team in West Monroe, Louisiana stepped up to provide gifts for local seniors.
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    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voith North America sponsors South Central Pa. Junior Achievement Inspire Event
    York | Pennsylvania | USA

    Voith North America sponsors Junior Achievement Inspire Event

    Voith North America was proud to serve as a gold sponsor of the Junior Achievement of South-Central Pennsylvania’s second virtual Inspire event, to help students in grades 7-12 increase their awareness of potential career paths in STEM and the trade industry.
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    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voith and its employees work together to support local Brazilian community affected by COVID-19
    São Paulo | Brazil

    Voith employees support local Brazilian community affected by COVID-19

    By donating ten tons of food and 10,000 masks to health institutions, as well as helping people generate income during the pandemic, Voith and its employees supported the population living in the Jaraguá neighborhood, where Voith Brazil is located.
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    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Project sponsored by the Voith Brazil Foundation brings young people closer to classical music
    São Paulo | Brazil

    Voith brings young people closer to classical music

    Since 2006, the music project “A Música Venceu” (Music Won) has offered violin lessons as a music introduction course for students of the Friedrich von Voith State School, located in the Jaraguá neighborhood, near Voith’s plant in São Paulo. The project gave rise to the first classical music school founded by the Fundação Bachiana Filarmônica (Bach Philharmonic Foundation). The Voith Brazil Foundation is proud to be a sponsor of this project.
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    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Friedrich von Voith School embodies Voith’s bond with local Brazilian community
    São Paulo | Brazil

    Friedrich von Voith School is Voith’s bond with local community

    The public school's history is closely connected to the social responsibility and cultural inclusion initiatives sponsored by the Voith Brazil Foundation near Voith’s plant in Jaraguá.
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    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voith Formare Program  promotes the inclusion of Brazilian youth in the labor market
    São Paulo | Brazil

    Formare Program promotes the inclusion of Brazilian youth

    The Voith Brazil Foundation sponsors the Voith Formare program, which annually offers apprenticeships and professional training to low-income teenagers enrolled in public high schools from the Jaraguá neighborhood. Since 2006, more than 250 students have benefited from this social program which prepares young people for their first job.
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    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Help for children and young people in Nepal

    Help for children and young people in Nepal

    In 2009 Herwig Jantschik and Petra Pachner committed themselves to building a children's village for 73 homeless children 80 km away from Kathmandu. This is how the initiative "Voithians for Nepal" came into being. To enable the children to receive a technical education after school, the association “Future for Nepal” began on building a training workshop. Voith donated woodworking machinery to be used in the workshop. In 2015, Voith also provided aid to the children’s village after a severe earthquake. Since the reconstruction, Voith and many Voith employees donated further funds and machines for the education of the orphans.

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    Groundbreaking ceremony for expansion of Cooperative State University in Heidenheim
    Heidenheim | Germany
    Groundbreaking ceremony for expansion of Cooperative State University in Heidenheim

    In 2017, Voith celebrated its 150th anniversary. In honor of this celebration, Voith donated twelve million euros  for a planned expansion of the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW ) in Heidenheim. With the ceremonial groundbreaking, the project entered the construction phase on Nov. 29, 2021. Our company is thus playing a major role in the creation of the DHBW extension, which will cost a total of around 30 million euros to build. Ten million of this will come from the state of Baden-Württemberg and 20 million from Heidenheim, i.e., from the city, the district and other companies.

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    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voith offers kids camps to support employees’ families
    Heidenheim | Germany
    Voith offers kids camps to support employees’ families

    Together with its sponsoring partners Heideköpfe Heidenheim, Fechtzentrum Heidenheim and Hakro Merlins Crailsheim, Voith organized three summer camps in 2021 to provide vacation care for children of Voith employees. A total of 65 children, age 8 to 14, took part in the free programs. The camps were focused on the joy of movement and teamwork. Whether it was baseball, basketball or fencing, the camps gave the children the chance to practice their physical stamina, as well as concentration and coordination.

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    Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voith Brazil Foundation: Building a better future
    São Paulo | Brazil
    Voith Brazil Foundation: Building a better future

    The Voith Brazil Foundation was founded in 2004. Since then, the Foundation has managed Voith's social investments in Brazil and has coordinated the company’s social responsibility and internal volunteer initiatives. These efforts are focused on promoting the sociocultural inclusion of the community living in the vicinity of the Voith plant in the Jaraguá neighborhood, in São Paulo.

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    Cultural promotion

      Art and culture are an important part of our society. They are an expression of human existence and contribute to creativity and relaxation. Voith has therefore always supported art and cultural projects in our communities.

      Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voith supports the Heidenheim Opera Festival OH!
      Voith supports the Heidenheim Opera Festival OH!

      With its annual program of opera, concert and many extras, the Heidenheim Opera Festival OH! has been a major summer classical music festival since 1964. The romantic Knights' Hall at Hellenstein Castle is considered one of the most beautiful open-air stages in Europe. The Heidenheim Opera Festival enjoys great popularity and is highly regarded among international festival destinations. The Heidenheim Opera Festival OH! has been supported by Voith for many years.

      www.opernfestspiele.de
      Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - The Voith Chamber Orchestra
      The Voith Chamber Orchestra

      The Voith Orchestra is a true institution at Voith. Hanns Voith always promoted music-making within his family circle and eventually extended that circle to include friends, schoolmates, teachers and company employees. In 1948, this passion for music led to the founding of the Voith Chamber Orchestra. The line-up of today's symphony orchestra consists of young and old, long-serving and beginners, professionals and amateurs. Every year, the Voith Orchestra performs two concerts.

      www.voith-orchester.de
      Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Art meets technology
      Art meets technology

      In November 2021, the independent Heidenheim Art Association awarded the "Art and Technology" prize for the first time at the Voith Training Center in Heidenheim. The event was supported by the Voith company and the Hanns Voith Foundation. The accompanying exhibition "Art Moves. 6 Positions of Kinetic Art," showing works by the nominated artists, could be visited at the Training Center. The Art Award was presented by Dr. Toralf Haag, Voith’s Chairman of the Corporate Board of Management, and Meinrad Schad, Chairman of the Hanns Voith Foundation, to Carolin Liebl and Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler for their art entitled, "Vincent and Emily."

      Sports sponsorship

        Staying active is important for a healthy mind and body. Voith sponsors sports clubs that are flagships in their communities and that many Voith employees are personally connected to.

        Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voith serves as principal club sponsor of 1. FC Heidenheim 1846
        Voith serves as principal club sponsor of 1. FC Heidenheim 1846

        Voithians got things started: In 1910, Voith engineers joined forces and organized Heidenheim soccer under the name VfB Heidenheim. Today, 1. FC Heidenheim is the sporting flagship for the entire Ostwürttemberg region. Since 2014, 1. FC Heidenheim has had a permanent place in the second Bundesliga. Voith is the principal club sponsor and in 2009, the team’s new stadium was named Voith-Arena.

        www.fc-heidenheim.de
        Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voith supports Heidenheim Heideköpfe
        Voith supports Heidenheim Heideköpfe

        The Heidenheim Heideköpfe were founded in 1992 as the baseball division of the Heidenheimer Sportbund 1846 e.V. In 2009, they became German baseball champions for the first time, a success they repeated in 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Voith supports the internationally successful club as a top sponsor.

        www.heidekoepfe.de
        Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Hakro Merlins
        Hakro Merlins

        The basketball department of the Crailsheim sports club was founded in 1986 from a student club. Until 1994, the Crailsheim basketball players played in lower leagues. In 2018, they advanced to the Basketball Bundesliga, where they reached the finals for the first time in 2021. Voith supports the club.

        www.hakro-merlins.com
        Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voith serves as sponsor of fencing in Heidenheim
        Voith serves as sponsor of fencing in Heidenheim

        The international fencing elite meet at the Voith Cup, the most important fencing tournament in the world, and at the Coupe d'Europe, in Heidenheim. The fencing center in Heidenheim is home to a national fencing base and a state performance center. Voith is the principal sponsor of the fencing department of the Heidenheim Sports Association.

        www.hsb1846.de
        Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Voith runs at Heidenheim city run
        Voith runs at Heidenheim city run

        Voith is supporting the participation of employees in the Heidenheim city run. On May 29, 2022, the city run took place again for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event included a 10 km and a 5 km distance as well as the children’s run of 1,000 meters.

        www.stadtlauf.heidenheim.com

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          Anja Zittlow

          Head of Corporate Branding & Strategy

           

          t +49 7321 37 6782

          Social responsibility Voith - #VoithCares - Photo: Wissensfabrik/Häckl
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          Sponsored by Hanns Voith Foundation, Voith China launched the “Nurture the Future” book donation campaign. More than 1,100 books were donated to an elementary school in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China, with strong support from Voith China employees.
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          In 2017, Voith celebrated its 150th anniversary. In honor of this celebration, Voith donated twelve million euros for a planned expansion of the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW ) in Heidenheim. With the ceremonial groundbreaking, the project entered the construction phase on Nov. 29, 2021.
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          In 2020, Voith made donations totaling €100,000 to charitable organizations instead of hosting Christmas and year-end parties that were canceled due to COVID-19.
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          For the third year in a row, Voith employees in Heidenheim supported the "Snowflake" campaign. This made it possible to fulfill the Christmas wishes of almost 550 children from low-income families.
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