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Responsibility and social commitment of the Berner Group

The Berner Group builds upon the values of its 60-year company history. In this context, the topic of social commitment plays an essential role. “I think that every person should be prepared to accept responsibility of some kind within the realm of possibility. My parents demonstrated that to me in the way that they lived. This is why, “accepting responsibility” plays an important role in our corporate culture”, says Christian Berner (CEO, Berner Group).

60 years – 60 community projects throughout Europe

60 years of Berner – a reason to celebrate and be proud of the company and the successes achieved during the six decades. We would like to pass this joy on and share it with all those who can make good use of a helping hand. For example, to associations, schools or kindergartens. The Berner Group has supported 60 community projects throughout Europe with donations in kind and cash, but most of all with our own manpower in the course of the year 2017 – a commitment that comes straight from the heart of our company. For the ideas for community projects that deserve to be supported came directly from the employees.

Breaks will be even more relaxing

Employees of the LebensWerkstatt and Berner during the construction of the new benches.
Employees of the LebensWerkstatt and Berner during the construction of the new benches.

For 50 years, LebensWerkstatt has ensured that disabled people in the Heilbronn-Franconia region can co-design their own participation in social life. Today, with nearly 2,000 employees, it is not only one of the largest regional employers, but also an important social organization promoting inclusion and social cohesion. Reason enough for Berner Deutschland to lend a hand at LebensWerkstatt’s new location in Öhringen. Together with the LebensWerkstatt staff, the goal for the Berner employees was to build five new recreational benches for 60 employees in the break area.

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BTI fosters movement in the village

A wooden tent for the Albert-Schweizer-Kinderdorf, Waldenburg.
A wooden tent for the Albert-Schweizer-Kinderdorf, Waldenburg.

The Albert Schweitzer Children’s Village in Waldenburg has been an established institution in Hohenlohe for 60 years now. Children who cannot live with their own parents can find a new home here. More than a dozen BTI employees whipped the outdoor exercise area at the Children’s Village into shape and refurbished some of the playground equipment. As a highlight, together with staff from the Children’s Village, a wooden tent over four meters high was erected, giving the kids a whole new way to play, discover, and frolic about. In addition, BTI donated 8,000 euros to the Children’s Village. The sum was personally handed over by BTI Managing Director Andreas Krebs.

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When children’s eyes sparkle

KENT employees at SOS-Kinderdorf in Duesseldorf
KENT employees at SOS-Kinderdorf in Duesseldorf

Caramba, KENT and ambratec are committed to a world in which children have a future and people affected by homelessness are assisted.

Together with the SOS Children’s Village, three current projects were supported by KENT with a donation of 6,000 euros each. In addition, employees also volunteered to build a garden house and a beach volleyball court. Caramba supported children’s day-care centers with monetary donations of 1,000 euros each. ambratec donated 3,000 euros to two facilities in Mainz that care for homeless people.

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Caramba supported children’s day-care centers with monetary donations.