Contributing to local communities
In those countries where Wincor Nixdorf is represented through its own subsidiaries, the respective management teams decide independently on the level of commitment. Strengthening integration within the local community remains the central principle.
A prime example of our commitment in this area is the "Wincor in the Community" initiative coordinated by Wincor Nixdorf UK. Our UK-based enterprise supports staff members' voluntary activities by offering them one day of paid leave per fiscal year. To qualify for this, the staff member in question has to team up with at least two other Wincor Nixdorf colleagues and take on charitable work within the local community.
However, this arrangement in the UK is by no means the only one of its kind within the Group as a whole. Wincor Nixdorf companies and their employees are actively involved in their local communities all over the world. The nature of this commitment and the projects supported by the company depend on the local situation.
We have put together a few examples during the period covered by this report.
Contributing to local communities
Wincor Nixdorf – taking positive action to improve communities
UK United Kingdom Colour Obstacle Rush Fundraising for a school in Bracknell 'Help for Heroes' charity run Annual charity golf day
The workforce at Wincor Nixdorf UK were involved in so many fundraising and charity events over the year that we only have space to mention a brief selection.
Colour Obstacle Rush
Members of the Implementation Management Team raised money for various charities by taking part in a 5-kilometer obstacle course in Milton Keynes entitled the “Colour Obstacle Rush.” The participants collected GBP 250 for the “National Autistic Society” and GBP 360 for the local hospice “Keech Hospice Care.” What’s more, all those who took part had a great time.
Fundraising for a school in Bracknell
Several Wincor Nixdorf teams spent part of their free time working on various projects at Kennel Lane School in Bracknell, which teaches children and young adults with special educational needs. The school also provides support for families in the Bracknell area. Employees from Wincor Nixdorf UK’s banking, retail, HR, professional services, and services divisions worked in the school grounds, where they planted flower beds, put up tents for a school fair, and made the garden look more attractive.
“Help for Heroes” charity run
An 11-strong team from the Dartford office raised GBP 1,240 for the “Help for Heroes” charity by completing a 5-km obstacle course through mud, lakes, and woods.
Annual Charity Golf Day
The Implementation Team in Milton Keynes raised a total of GBP 1,894 by organizing its second charity golf day. The money is divided equally between Keech Hospice Care and the Rainbow Trust.
PL Poland "The Noble Box"
"The Noble Box"
The Noble Box project provides direct help for families in need throughout Poland during the Christmas period. The project involves a group of people coming together, identifying a family in need, and organizing a collection of items that the family urgently requires. Employees at our office in Warsaw launched a Noble Box appeal in November 2015. In total, they donated over PLN 7,000, which was used to buy winter coal, floor coverings for the whole house, various food items with a long storage life, and clothes, shoes and toys for the family. The family also received a new washing machine.
US United States Food collection and fundraising
Food collection and fundraising
In August 2016, the Central Texas Food Bank organized a food collection and fundraising campaign. 16 employees from Wincor Nixdorf USA took part in a volunteer-run event together with members of their families. In total, they collected packages containing enough food to make 1,500 meals for families in need. Our employees also donated five large boxes of food to the Food Bank and raised USD 720. On top of this, our US subsidiary Wincor Nixdorf Inc. donated USD 500, which was doubled by sponsors.
CA Canada Fundraising half-marathon
On May 1, 2016, six employees from Wincor Nixdorf Canada took part in a half-marathon in Toronto to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society, a national community-based organization of volunteers which supports people with cancer. By taking part in the charity run, the team also wanted to show their support for colleagues affected by the disease. All six finished the course and raised a grand total of CAD 5,903.50 for the organization.
CZ Czech Republic Series of charity runs Partnership with cleaning firm to help integrate people with disabilities.
Series of charity runs
Several employees of Wincor Nixdorf in the Czech Republic took part in a series of charity runs, including the Prague marathon and the Mattoni Karlovy Vary half-marathon. The charity runs form part of a series of “Run Czech” events in which the participants can choose from a list the non-profit organizations they want to support.
Partnership with cleaning firm to help integrate people with disabilities.
Our branch in Prague has established a long-term partnership with a cleaning firm which only employs people with disabilities (especially those with hearing difficulties).
IN India Donations to local orphanage
Donations to local orphanage
Over a period of three months the Indian team donated food, clothes, and medicine to over 200 orphans at the “Shantidaan – Missionaries of Charity” orphanage, which was set up by Mother Theresa.
MY Malaysia Support for orphans
Support for orphans
The Sports Club at Wincor Nixdorf Malaysia organized a treasure hunt to raise money for local orphans. 150 employees took part in the treasure hunt, and the proceeds were used to buy food for the “Sekolah Agama Islam Paya Rumput Jaya Sungai Udang Melaka” orphanage. Our employees took rice, cooking oil, biscuits, and much more to the orphanage themselves. They also played with the children and spent an enjoyable day with them.
TA Taiwan Collecting old clothes and toys
Collecting old clothes and toys
Employees at Wincor Nixdorf Taiwan collected old clothes and toys and food donations and distributed them to various orphanages in the region.
ES Spain Support for employees with disabled children
Support for employees with disabled children
Employees with disabled children can apply to Wincor Nixdorf Spain for financial support. This support is available in cases where the children have a disability level of at least 33%. During the period covered by this report, our Spanish company provided financial support in this way to two employees.
ZA South Africa Funding university placesPaying school fees for staff children
Funding university places
In the period covered by this report, our South African subsidiary paid for the university fees of three young people.
Paying school fees for staff children
In certain justified cases, Wincor Nixdorf South Africa helps employees to pay for their children's school expenses. In the period covered by this report, our subsidiary paid the school fees for one staff child in need of support.
CN China Fundraising for the Red Cross
Fundraising for the Red Cross
Every year the Red Cross in Shanghai organizes a blood donation and fundraising campaign. Staff at our local operation once again took part in the campaign during the period covered by this report. As well as urgently needed donations of blood, the employees helped to raise a substantial amount of money to support the victims of natural disasters.
FR France Salary donations
Many of our employees at Wincor Nixdorf France donated part of their salary to one of the following three charities:
- “Action Contre la Faim” (Action against Hunger) is the leading organization in the global fight against hunger.
- “Adie” is an organization that provides microcredits to people who are not currently working to help them set up their own business.
- “Rêves” was set up to help make the dreams of children and young people with life-threatening diseases come true and to bring some enjoyment to their lives.