Corporate responsibility (CR) is based on the concept that enterprises should not only focus on growth and profitability, but should also take responsibility for the environment and their social setting. This comprises the voluntary social, ecological and economic contributions of an enterprise that go beyond the compliance with statutory regulations.
The CR programme of Fondsdepot Bank rests on three pillars:
Fondsdepot Bank makes sure that its words about CR are followed by deeds. Thanks to the great commitment of our employees, we were able to roll out several charitable campaigns in the course of the last years.
A fundamental goal in the area of environmental protection is the reduction of air pollutant emissions in the company. Here, the fund platform has decided to switch to pure "green electricity" despite higher costs.
Soon becoming a tradition, employees of Fondsdepot Bank were again guests at a Christmas reading afternoon for the primary school children of the Christian-Wolfrum-Grundschule in Hof.
Already for the third time after 2017 and 2018 the Schutzhöhle e.V. in Hof receives the traditional Christmas donation of the local Fondsdepot Bank in the amount of 2.000 Euro. Among other things, the Schutzhöhle is committed to helping girls and boys who are threatened by sexualised violence or have already experienced it.
When the husband of an employee fell seriously ill and now urgently needed a stem cell donation, the Fondsdepot Bank became active. On September 30, 2019, the company, in cooperation with the DKMS, launched a registration campaign at the Hof site for all employees and their families.
Traditionally, Fondsdepot Bank supports a local association that especially supports children with a Christmas donation of €2,000. This year, the donation was awarded to the Schutzhöhle association.
In July 2018, a number of employees demonstrated their manual skills in the St. Lorenz Kindergarten. With the active support of our employees, the team built a new play house and an outdoor play kitchen for the children.
The wish list campaign that was conducted in the holiday season 2017 demonstrated how well CR awareness has been embraced by the employees. Within the scope of the campaign, the children and youths of the youth aid home St. Elisabeth of the deaconry of Hochfranken were invited to fill in a wish list worth €20. The wish lists were attached to a Christmas tree in Fondsdepot Bank, where our employees could read them and purchase the respective items.
In 2017, the Christmas donation of Fondsdepot Bank went to Schutzhöhle e.V. in Hof. This year, employees and customers again relinquished their Christmas presents in order to pool €2,000 for the donation.
In December 2017, a number of employees Fondsdepot Bank organised a Christmas read aloud afternoon for the primary school pupils of the Christian Wolfrum Primary School in Hof. More than 100 children from classes 1 to 4 listened attentively to the exciting stories our employees read out to them.
To promote corporate responsibility and to further integrate it in our work and business, Nicole Steudel has been appointed CR Coordinator of Fondsdepot Bank. This means that the CR concept is now being gradually incorporated into the Fondsdepot Bank at the organisational level as well.