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Commitment to education & social justice

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Commitment to education & social justice

Commitment to education & social justice

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Commitment to education and social justice

Once again and especially in 2020, which was shaped by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, we met our social responsibilities. We maintained our focus on the fight against poverty and hunger along with the pursuit of social justice, while also supporting a broad range of local institutions and initiatives. In so doing, we aligned our efforts with the needs of the countries and surroundings in which we operate.

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In 2020, 153 Messer locations demonstrated their social engagement through financial and material donations, social events, or to the benefit of social organizations. In all, Messer supported 237 activities for the common good. Due to the constraints imposed on in-person interactions, most of last year’s engagements could only be made in the absence of any direct participation by our employees.

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Activities for the common good were supported by Messer in 2020.

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Occasionally, we report on our commitment in social media or the local press, when we can use it to promote awareness for projects, organizations or institutions, or with own initiatives. We typically demonstrate our commitment without intending to generate media interest, and report here on selected examples.

Commitment to training, education or science

Commitment to combat poverty and fight for social justice

The foundations

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.

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UN Goals Engagement for education & social equity

  • UN Goal - No poverty
  • UN Goal - Zero hunger
  • UN Goal - Good health and well-being
  • UN Goal - Quality education
  • UN Goal - Gender equality
  • UN Goal - Clean water and sanitation
  • UN Goal - Affordable and clean energy
  • UN Goal - Decent work and economic growth
  • UN Goal - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • UN Goal - Reduced inequalities
  • UN Goal - Sustainable cities and communities
  • UN Goal - Responsible consumption and production
  • UN Goal - Climate action
  • UN Goal - Life below water
  • UN Goal - Life on land
  • UN Goal - Peace, justice and strong institutions
  • UN Goal - Partnerships for the goals