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.
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. Voith also supports sports and culture projects in communities where Voith has deep roots, thus contributing to an attractive living environment for our employees and their families.
Many of our employees personally volunteer with nonprofits in their community. Through the #VoithCares program, we support the social commitment of our employees and donate to projects and nonprofits worldwide that cover one of the following focus areas within the framework of our company DNA, "sustainable technologies for future generations”: digitalization, technology, innovation and decarbonization, or social issues.
Every year, 50 projects are selected to receive a donation of EUR 1,000 each. A total, annual donation of EUR 50,000 is provided by Voith and the Hanns-Voith-Foundation. Each of the projects selected to receive a #VoithCares donation must support children, adolescents, young adults, or those who are disadvantaged. Thereby, Voith supports projects such as the construction of schools and orphanages in Africa, India and Brazil; provides aid to help people with disabilities; supports programs for those in need, and much more. Through this program, our employees and Voith work together to help make our world a little better.
Caring for children with autism
Voith employees in India support the education of children
Voithians hold donation campaign for food bank in Ravensburg
Voith awards partial scholarships for a school year abroad
Kid's Christmas toy event for Voith kids
Voithians make children's eyes light up
Voith North America supports victims of domestic violence
Voith Paper Neenah supports with food drive
Voith in São Paulo collects six tons of food for the local community
“Nurture the Future” book donation campaign in China
Voith donates EUR 100,000 to charitable organizations
A strong network for a strong society
Voith donates $3,000 for cleanup of park ravaged by a hurricane
Voith North America sponsors Junior Achievement Inspire Event
Scholarships awarded to 14 students
Voith Turbo team in York, Pa. supports seeing eye service dog
The Seeing Eye is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers to raise puppies to become seeing eye dogs. As a part of a Voith team member’s volunteerism as a puppy raiser, the entire Voith Turbo team in York, Pa. has continuously stepped-up help expose puppies to new people and experiences while spending their days at the office.
Voith inspires students at Smart Girls Rock event
Voith employees support local Brazilian community affected by COVID-19
Voith brings young people closer to classical music
Friedrich von Voith School is Voith’s bond with local community
Formare Program promotes the inclusion of Brazilian youth
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 building a training workshop. Voith donated woodworking machinery to be used in the workshop. After the devastating earthquake in 2015, Voith provided reconstruction aid to the shaken Nepal. Since then, Voith and many Voith employees have donated further funds and machines for the education of the orphans. As part of the #VoithCares program, Voith again donated money at the beginning of 2023 for the building of a second woodworking workshop, where the construction of earthquake-resistant, half-timbered houses will be taught and practiced.
In 2017, Voith celebrated its 150th anniversary. In honor of this celebration, Voith donated 12 million euros for the expansion of the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Heidenheim. With the ceremonial groundbreaking, the project entered the construction phase at the end of 2021. Voith is 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.Discover now
Together with its sponsoring partners Fechtzentrum Heidenheim, Heideköpfe Heidenheim and Kunstmuseum Heidenheim, Voith again offered three camps for children of Voith employees during the summer of 2023. Whether it was fencing at the fencing center in Heidenheim; hitting balls at the HellensteinEnergie Ballpark with the Heideköpfe in Heidenheim; or doing crafts at the Heidenheim Art Museum – the children had plenty of fun.Discover now
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.Discover now
Art and culture are important parts 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.
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
The Voith Orchestra is a true institution at Voith. Hanns Voith always promoted music-making within his family circle and eventually extending 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 lineup 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
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 Voith 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."
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.
Voithians got things started: In 1910, Voith engineers joined forces and organized Heidenheim soccer under the name VfB Heidenheim. Today, 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 is the sporting flagship for the entire Ostwürttemberg region. From 2014 to the 2022/23 season, 1. FC Heidenheim successfully played in the second Bundesliga before achieving the pinnacle of its recent club history in 2023. As second-division champions, the FCH got promoted to the first German Bundesliga! Voith is the principal club sponsor and in 2009, the team’s new stadium was named Voith-Arena.www.fc-heidenheim.de
The Heidenheim Heideköpfe was founded in 1992 as the baseball division of the Heidenheim sports association 1846 e.V. In 2009, they became German baseball champions for the first time, a success they repeated in 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2023. Voith supports the internationally successful club as a top sponsor.www.heidekoepfe.de
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 playoffs for the first time in 2021. Voith supports the club.www.hakro-merlins.com
The international fencing elite meets 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
Voith supports the participation of employees in the Heidenheim city run annually. In May or June each year, the Heidenheim city run takes place. The event includes a 10 km and a 5 km distance run as well as the children’s run of 1,000 meters.www.stadtlauf.heidenheim.com
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