Vodafone employees donate 2,800 euros to a children’s home in Munich

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  • Vodafone supports employee engagement and fills the donation pool for creative ideas
  • Donation amount: 56,000 euros to 20 national aid organizations
  • This fundraising campaign is unique in Germany

Düsseldorf, April 12, 2022. Collect ideas and therefore raise money for a good cause – sounds like a fantasy? Not with Vodafone. At Düsseldorf Communications Group, flashes of inspiration pay off twice: for the company and for good reason! Thanks to Innovative Idea Management, approximately 16,000 employees had the opportunity to provide ideas and suggestions for day-to-day work, products or customer service throughout the fiscal year. About 1,300 payments were received in the last fiscal year. And it is precisely this process that makes Vodafone’s donation pool for social enterprises swell. Supporting the commitment of its employees, Vodafone has now been able to deliver around €56,000 to 20 relief organizations across the country. This also includes the children’s home in Munich, which is now subsidized with €2,800 for a good cause.

This fundraising campaign is unique in Germany: when Vodafone employees submit a proposal to improve the company’s idea management system, an in-house expert deals with a flash of inspiration. Prepares a report in which the usefulness of the idea is accurately evaluated. If the report is prepared within 14 days, Vodafone will pay a fee into the reporter’s donation pool as an acknowledgment step. This incentive leads to the fact that many good ideas of employees are evaluated immediately and perfectly as well. Above all, such large sums are raised for good reason. In the last financial year 2020/2021, an impressive amount of €56,000 was reached. Now this expert donation pot will be distributed.

Each of the following organizations will receive a donation of €2,800 this year:

  • Berlin Show Heart eV
  • Hospice Munich for children
  • Magic Circle Essen
  • Hospice star bridge for kids
  • Bethanien Kinderdörfer gGmbH
  • Children’s home Barenherz Leipzig eV
  • Youth emergency shelter “Room 58” Essen
  • Christian Youth Village German non-profit organization e. V (CKD)
  • Leipzig Foundation for Children with Cancer
  • Children’s Visions EV Erfurt
  • German Heart Foundation eV
  • Christlicher Hospizdienst Dresden eV – Grief work with children
  • eV Social Education Projects Network – a specialized department for girls’ work in Dresden
  • Sonnenstrahl eV – Support group for children and young people with cancer
  • Therapeutic ride to Hanover and the surrounding area Registered association
  • Soonwald Foundation “Help for Children in Need” and Friends of the Lützeloon
  • Children’s Angels RheinMain eV
  • MainLichtblick eV
  • Tears of the Wolf eV
  • Outpatient Clinics for Children and Youth Halle gGmbH

Vodafone Germany | who are we

Vodafone is one of the leading telecom groups. Every second in Germany is a Vodafone customer – whether they are surfing the Internet, making calls or watching TV; Whether it’s networking the office, farm or factory with Vodafone technology. Vodafone networks connect Germany: families and friends as well as politics, business and society. They also help keep vital sectors like education and healthcare running, especially in times of COVID-19.

The Düsseldorf-based company provides internet, mobile communications, landlines and television from a single source. As a digitization partner for the German economy, Vodafone counts start-ups and medium-sized companies as well as DAX companies among its customers. Vodafone is number one in mobile communications in Germany: no other company in Germany connects more people and machines with its mobile network. No other German company offers more gigabit connections in the fixed network than Düsseldorf. No other company has more TV customers in the country.

With more than 30 million mobile phones, about 11 million broadbands, more than 13 million TV customers and many digital solutions, Vodafone Germany and its approximately 16,000 employees generate annual sales of about 13 billion euros.

As a gigabit company, Vodafone leads the expansion of infrastructure in Germany: today, Vodafone reaches more than 24 million households in its nationwide fiber optic cable network, more than 22 million of them at gigabit speed. By 2022, Vodafone will provide gigabit connections to two-thirds of Germans. Vodafone’s 4G network reaches over 98% of all homes in Germany. Vodafone’s Narrowband IoT machine network for industry and business covers nearly 97% of Germany. Since mid-2019, Vodafone has also been operating the first 5G network in Germany, reaching more than 20 million people. By the end of 2021, Vodafone will roll out a 5G network to reach 30 million people.

With a share of about 30% of total sales, Vodafone Germany is the largest national company in the Vodafone Group, one of the largest telecommunications groups in the world. Vodafone has more than 300 million mobile customers, more than 28 million fixed customers, more than 22 million television customers worldwide, and connects more than 123 million devices with the Internet of Things.

Vodafone connects people and machines around the world. Thus creating a better future for all. Because technology is paving the way for a digital tomorrow. To this end, Vodafone works to manage its business sustainably and protect the environment. Goals: To become climate neutral by 2025 and be zero-emissions by 2040. To achieve this, Vodafone uses 100% green electricity, electrifies its vehicle fleet, relies on a green supply chain and ensures that its entire network technology is reused, resold or recycled. . In addition, Vodafone helps other companies reduce carbon emissions by using smart Internet of Things technologies.

Diversity is rooted in Vodafone’s corporate culture and is promoted through many actions. These include family and work compatibility offerings as well as networking for women, parents or LGBT people through diverse manager training. Vodafone respects and values ​​all people: regardless of race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, belief, culture or religion.

More information: www.vodafone-deutschland.de or www.vodafone.com.

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