Companies are an important part of society. Having a positive impact on society through sustainable action, social responsibility and commitment is part of responsible entrepreneurship.
HERMES sees itself as a company based on partnership. Togetherness, and an ability to see the bigger picture, are essential parts of our understanding of values. The HERMES H.O.P.E. logo symbolises the commitments of the project group:
H.O.P.E. stands for: Organise help. Having a positive impact.
True to this motto, HERMES H.O.P.E. supports charitable social projects. In the selection process, particular attention is paid to supporting those associations and organisations that do not yet have a strong partner. The majority of the projects supported are located around Munich.
There are many ways for a company to get involved in social issues. With monetary donations or donations in kind, sponsorships or personal involvement, there are numerous ways to organize help and achieve positive results.
People in need benefit, whether children or senior citizens, whether poor or sick. However, the charitable commitment also extends to Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world.
The project group is made up of HERMES employees from the various companies. Whenever possible, individual project members visit the facilities in person to get a first-hand impression, hand over donations or provide support themselves. The colleagues meet regularly to discuss the projects and decide on future activities.
Ute Hauch from the commercial department of HERMES Arzneimittel Holding has been part of the project team since the launch of HERMES H.O.P.E.. Together with her colleague Dr. Martin Bräutigam from Bad Heilbrunner, she supports the children’s hospice in Munich.
“I feel it’s almost a duty to be socially involved and, as is often the case, you don’t have the time to do it in your private life. That’s why I find it very nice and enriching to be able to be socially active, at least in this way. I never realized how many institutions there are that take care of people in need – in whatever form – and support them in various ways.”
Another project that really touched Ute Hauch was her work as a “lottery ticket fairy” at a raffle to benefit the socially disadvantaged at the Sendlinger Verein H-Team.
“It is always shocking and sad to see how many needy people there are in a country as rich as Germany, but at the same time you have to be grateful and take your hat off to the people who set up such facilities and keep them going.”
Independently of HERMES H.O.P.E., Ute Hauch regularly collects clothing donations and household items for the Karla 51 women’s shelter in Munich.
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