Employee Foundation

In 2016, the Employee Foundation donated more than € one million to employees, their families and non-profit community projects. 

€ 1,000,000 donated to employees, their families and non-profit community projects.

Policy and goals
The Employee Foundation of the VKR Group was established in 1991 to support present and retired employees and their immediate families. The Employee Foundation has three main objectives:


  1. To support employees and their close families, typically in the event of unforeseen situations or for final education of employees’ children 
  2. To support non-profit activities in the vicinity of VKR Group companies 
  3. To present the Villum Kann Rasmussen Award.  

Activities
In 2016, 294 donations totalling € 751,752 were made to present or retired employees in need of assistance in distressed circumstances or to their children’s final education or training. 

In 2016, 133 donations totalling € 304,936 were made in support of non-profit community projects in the vicinity of the VKR Group’s companies worldwide. 

Examples of donations to employees made in 2016:

  • Rehabilitation after surgery for employee in Poland
  • Assistance in connection with diabetes to employee in Scotland
  • Treatment in connection with autism to employee’s child in Spain
  • Scholarships in pursuit of educations to become a veterinary surgeon, boilermaker, psychologist, chemical engineer etc. 

Examples of local support in 2016:

  • Double rowing boat for handicap rowing in the UK
  • Materials for workshop for visually impaired people in the Czech Republic
  • First aid equipment for voluntary fire brigade in Poland
  • Electric piano for music school in Hungary 

For more information and case stories go to: http://www.employeefoundation.com/donationer/

Performance

Grants from Employee Foundation of the VKR Group

Support for employees
Local community support

Between 1992 and 2016, more than 3,400 people received financial support from the foundation, either for themselves or for their families. In the same period, more than 1,600 projects within the vicinity of VKR Group companies received support.  

Next steps 
The Employee Foundation of the VKR Group will continue its work to support present and retired employees and their immediate families as well as the local communities in the vicinity of VKR Group companies.

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