Commitment to education & social justice 2021
Commitment to education & social justice
Commitment to education and social justice
In 2021, the far-reaching consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic became clear. There was a lack of modern IT technology for school instruction, children who were especially affected by contact restrictions, remained at home and some families experienced extreme financial stress. For this reason, we maintained the full extent of our commitment to education and social justice – even intensifying it if possible – to support institutions and initiatives in the countries and regions where we operate.
In all, 95 Messer locations demonstrated that commitment in 2021 in the form of financial and material donations, social events, or to the benefit of social institutions. Our teams supported 970 campaigns for social causes – a number that is both impressive and impactful.
Messer consciously refrains from communicating its social commitment on social media or in the local press – unless it can raise awareness further, and thereby generate additional support for projects, initiatives or events. The following section lists selected examples of our commitment to education and social justice.
UN Goals Engagement for education & social equity
Commitment to training, education or science
Commitment to combat poverty and fight for social justice
On April 6, 1978, Dr. Hans Messer and his family established the private charitable foundation now known as the Dr. Hans Messer Foundation. The independent foundation is a shareholder of the Messer Group and promotes education, science and research throughout Germany.
In the social and health spheres, Ria Messer established a second charitable foundation – today’s Ria Messer Foundation – in memory of her husband Dr. Hans Messer.
The activities of both charitable foundations are independent of those of the Messer Group.