Rounding up the cents

Every cent counts – a successful employee project

There are projects which have not been initiated by the Foundation or those in need but rather by employees within Hager Group. The employee ‘cent donation’ is a good example. All sums donated by hundreds of German and French Hager Group employees – where every cent does in fact count – are more than doubled by the Foundation. All German and French Hager Group employees have the opportunity to donate the cents after the decimal point of their monthly salary. This amount is doubled by the Foundation.

At the end of 2019, the money raised by Hager Group employees in Germany went to food banks in Homburg and Pirmasens as well as the Balthasar hospice for children and teenagers in Olpe. More than 1.5 million people now regularly use food banks in Germany, known as Tafeln. The Pirmasens Tafel currently supports 350 families every week; around 1,800 people.

In France, the money raised by employees went to two organisations at the end of 2018: the Association Solidarité Femmes Miléna in Grenoble, which supports female victims of violence, and the Association pour la Réadaptation Infantile in Strasbourg, which provides rehabilitation services for children.

The salary donation scheme was launched for Germany-based Hager Group employees in 2014. It was then rolled out in 2016 to sites in France.

The Foundation would like to thank everyone for their commitment and looks forward to welcoming more employees on board in the future.