Corporate Citizenship

Corporate Citizenship

Local involvement

We believe that, as a global player with over 60 production and distribution companies on every continent, we must think both globally and locally in order to remain successful over the long term. Our goal is to ensure our social involvement in the regions where we operate and foster a positive image for our company in local communities.

For this reason, we are involved in numerous national and international corporate citizenship programmes to promote culture, education and development assistance for our immediate neighbours and surroundings. The following examples highlight our efforts in this area:

Bring on the water! ― Help for the Massai

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Just open the water tap and get some clean, fresh water – what is normal for us is unimaginable luxury in other parts of the world. In Africa, for example, people suffer from severe water shortage. This problem has however been solved for around 2,000 people in Northern Tanzania: Thanks to the project “Wells for the Massai” and a donation from pump specialist WILO SE, the Loltepes village, around 150 km south of the provincial capital Aruscha, is now supplied with water.

Mr. Peter Löser, Wilo regional representative in Northern Bavaria, handed over the pump donation worth several thousand Euros to Mr. Burkard Freitag, organiser of the project “Wells for the Massai” and he underlined: “As a globally active company caring about sustainability we are happy to support projects like the one organised by Burkard Freitag.” The wells, in which the pumps will operate, ensure water supply within a radius of approximately 30 kilometres around the village. The public water pipes which have been set up thanks to the project are a great help for the village’s habitants. Today there are even a school and a kindergarten in Loltepes.

Shikeng Wilo Hope Primary School in Yangxin

Almost half a century after their school was founded, the children at the Shikeng Primary School once again have reason to look towards the future with hope. Although the school boasts a long and successful history – many former pupils have gone on to study at university – public funding was not enough to ensure the ongoing maintenance of the building. As a result, the building was deemed unsafe, and the school had to be rebuilt.

In 2008, Wilo China launched a campaign for donations to rebuild the Shikeng Primary School. Employees collected donations totalling RMB 170,000. Wilo added another RMB 50,000, bringing the total to RMB 220,000 (around EUR 23,500). In collaboration with the Yangxin Education Authority, RMB 200,000 was spent on rebuilding the Shikeng primary school, with the remaining 20,000 going towards the building of a library for another primary school.
The classroom building for the renamed Shikeng Wilo Hope Primary School was completed in 2010. The school currently houses 456 pupils, 20 teachers and administrative staff. As a symbol of thanks, the wall next to the school gate bears the names of all the donors, as well as the Wilo Group logo.

1,000 gingerbread hearts and a generous donation

More than 3,000 guests – employees and their friends and families – combined holiday spirit with generosity at the company's Christmas market-themed Christmas party held at its headquarters in Dortmund. The Wilo Executive Board took advantage of this joyous occasion to thank the employees for their outstanding performance in 2010. The company had a very successful year thanks to the full commitment of the staff at all levels.
Board chairman Hans-Jörg Banack was especially pleased to present the Chair of the Dortmund Parents' Association for Children Suffering from Leukaemia and Tumour-Related Illnesses with a generous staff donation of more than EUR 6,000. In addition, five slot car racetracks were given to Station K1 of the Clinic for Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Klinikum Dortmund as well as to families in need.