We want to contribute to creating a strong society. That is why we not only contribute our expertise, but also actively support projects in the fields of social welfare, health care and sport.
Contributing to the welfare of the community is part of our responsibility. That is why as a company we have been supporting initiatives and projects locally and around the world for many years. In many cases it’s our employees who get involved, do the planning or make donations – something we are particularly proud of. Conversely, we are happy to support employees in their voluntary work by offering them the necessary flexibility wherever possible.
Logistics expertise against global hunger
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020 for its work in the fight against hunger and for peace in conflict regions. We have been supporting the WFP and its important work with the free provision of logistics expertise since 2012. To this end, logistics experts travel to different regions of Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia to share their knowledge and analyze the logistics capacity of ports, roads and other facilities. Subsequently, recommendations for the WFP are drawn up. In the event of a crisis this provides the humanitarian organization with an overview of possible transport corridors.
Logistics expertise for the World Food Programme
Our trainee managers campaign for kids
Our junior managers again rolled up their sleeves in the reporting year. In the grounds of the Friedehorst Foundation, which among other things runs children’s homes for girls and boys, some of whom have severe multiple disabilities, a unique inclusive play and exercise landscape is being built in Bremen. The “Landeplatz” (landing place) invites young people with and without disabilities from Friedehorst, nearby facilities and the whole of North Bremen to come and play. Last summer, our trainee managers supported the project by building a seating area and benches from pallets for the playground, which invite visitors to relax and pass the time.
As part of the “Schenk ein Lächeln” (“Gift a Smile”) campaign, Christmas parcels for needy children from the Bremen area were again busily packed in 2020. Whether books, toys or clothing – the donations made many little eyes light up. Our junior managers as always took care of the organization and coordination with the charity Bremer Tafel e.V., which traditionally distributes the parcels to the families.
Connecting the world with sports
Back in January 2020, our “Blau-Weiß” BLG company sports team took part in a charity soccer tournament and won the final. The proceeds from the tournament, organized by the “KiKu” association, will benefit a children’s home in Ghana, where they will be used among other things to provide medical treatment.
The One Nation Cup, which uses the power of soccer to facilitate encounters between boys and girls from all over the world across linguistic, cultural and religious barriers, unfortunately had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was to have brought ten youth teams together in Bremen in the summer – but all is not lost that is delayed and a catch-up date is firmly planned for 2021. We are on board as an education partner and will be promoting the Cup by holding creative workshops run by our trainees at ten schools in Bremen and the surrounding area.
Our company sports team participated in the charity soccer tournament
Donating protection in the crisis
Right at the onset of the pandemic back in March 2020 we donated urgently needed personal protective equipment to the coronavirus crisis team of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. Our CEO Frank Dreeke presented 1,700 FFP3 face masks to Dr. Claudia Schilling, Senator for Science and Ports. Like this, we were able to make a small contribution to protecting those on the front line – for example hospital and care home staff – against the virus.
Donation of FFP3 face masks to protect against the pandemic