Our commercial activities are designed to shape spaces worth living in for generations to come. In addition to our sustainable and innovative products and services, we are socially committed to positive change.
Sustainability is not only part and parcel of our commercial activities, it also shapes the social commitment of the Viessmann family. In addition to the three foundations, the company and the entrepreneurial personalities privately make regular donations for charitable purposes. This has been a tradition at Viessmann since the company’s foundation.
We make a point of offering children and youth from rural and structurally weak regions a wide range of educational opportunities and meaningful recreational activities. It’s also important for us to ensure adequate medical care for the population and the integration of disabled people. Supporting local associations and initiatives with corresponding goals is therefore an integral part of Viessmann’s social commitment.
In line with our company's purpose "We create living spaces for generations to come", Viessmann donated 100000 euros to schools in the Waldeck-Frankenberg district during the COVID-19 pandemic. In spring 2020, Annette Viessmann handed over the donation on behalf of the company to District Administrator Dr. Kubat. This enabled 150 laptops and 50 tablets to be made available to the pupils for home schooling during the Corona period. This meant that 150 laptops and 50 tablets could be made available to the students during the Corona period for lessons at home. In that way, Viessmann supports families who have no or insufficient access to computers and tablets. The laptops and tablets enabled the students to participate adequately in video conferences as well as a general exchange with fellow students and teachers. In addition, the fundraising campaign was designed for sustainability. After all, even after this extraordinary period, the devices are still being used to digitalize teaching. The donation was given to the Gesamtschule Battenberg in Battenberg, the Edertal Gymnasium in Frankenberg, the Ortenbergschule in Frankenberg, the Burgwaldschule in Frankenberg and the Hans Viessmann Schule as a vocational school in Frankenberg.
Thanks to our employees, customers, installation partners, and suppliers, Viessmann has a nationwide network of people in Great Britain who want to use their skills to give something back to society. Our charitable initiatives and local community projects in Great Britain are therefore carried out under the motto “Giving something back”. Charitable and non-profit initiatives at the company level, which are supported both by our British team in Telford and by our company headquarters in Allendorf (Eder), are also part of this.We do our best to identify and support projects and fundraising activities where we can make a difference. One such example is our “Heat for Good” initiative: we installed a free heating system in a Let’s Play children’s center in North Oxfordshire. Let’s Play offers after-school and holiday activities for more than 100 disabled children.
Caring for people’s health has always been a central concern of ours. Viessmann Poland has been cooperating with the center for psychosocial oncology unicorn start-up for many years now in order to help people living with cancer. We decided to support the Na Ratunek Dzieciom z Chorobą Nowotworową Foundation (Saving Kids With Cancer Foundation) in 2019. The foundation in Wrocław has been actively helping children and their families in the fight against the disease for 29 years. We partnered the tenth edition of the Concert of Hope organized by the foundation. This concert is so special because it lets the employees of the sponsoring companies perform alongside the greatest Polish musicians. The proceeds from the event are used towards special medical and psychological treatments for the youngest patients. Viessmann Poland intends to continue participating in the Concert of Hope.
Black Friday is the name of the Friday after Thanksgiving in the USA. It’s traditionally a day when Americans go shopping and retail stores offer huge discounts. As a countermovement to this spending frenzy, Viessmann launched White Friday in Serbia in 2018. There are no promotions or discounts offered on White Friday. Instead, our sales staff donates all profits it has made that day to those who need our help the most. Our donation went to the National Association of Parents of Children with Cancer NURDOR in 2018 and then to the Association for Cerebral Palsy and Polio of Serbia in 2019. We invite all companies, not just the partners and friends of Viessmann, to participate in our White Friday again this year – as a humanitarian counteraction to Black Friday.