As a company with operations around the world and an integral part of its local communities, Lufthansa Systems is firmly committed to its responsibilities in this context.
Since all of our community activities focus on people, most of our efforts are directed towards social projects and programs.
Part of honoring our responsibilities involves the organization of regular collections for charities. Public holidays are a good opportunity to raise money for children in need, for example, and even our team-building events tend to focus on promoting a good cause.
One beneficiary of the proceeds is the help alliance – the aid organization of Lufthansa Group. This organization currently handles around 40 projects worldwide, most of which aim to give young people access to education and enable them to live a self-determined life.
The Impact Week is a non-profit program that unites people from various countries around the world to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in emerging economies as the basis for sustainable growth. This initiative is supported by various international companies, including the Lufthansa Group. All employees who are interested in being trained as design thinking coaches, guiding young locals through the process to come up with innovative solutions, and thereby making a difference are able to apply. Several colleagues from Lufthansa Systems have supported the Impact Week since 2016 in the following locations: Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Colombia, Ghana, Jordan, India and Nepal.
We are also especially proud of the #active4helpalliance initiative that was launched by a group of our employees.
With this initiative, company management donates ten cents to help alliance for every kilometer chalked up by a Lufthansa Systems employee on their bike or on foot.
And it has proved very popular with staff as a group activity that boosts fitness and team spirit and, above all, means raising money for a good cause. Everyone can make a contribution, large or small, and help honor the company’s community responsibilities while engaging in a sporting activity.
Please read the blog-posting of Bernd Jurisch for more details.
Social commitment is also a concern of our colleagues in Poland and, therefore, the LSYP Volunteers initiative was launched. The aim is to actively support local projects and, at the same time, to connect employees with each other.