We consider it our duty to support the local community at all our international locations as well. For example, Switzerland also has a “National Future Day,” where we invite the next generation of employees to our Swiss location. This project focuses on changing boys’ and girls’ perceptions and encourages them to pursue their aspirations without regard to gender. In addition, we foster and maintain partnerships with nearby schools and educational facilities to co-host events and sponsor regional projects.
WAGO China founded the “Community Service Volunteer Association” to get involved, help others and give something back to the community. The members’ activities include visits to nursing homes and care facilities, as well as engagement with kindergartens and schools after work. Through these activities, WAGO strives to set an example, demonstrate compassion and serve the community. WAGO China has already launched several community projects in the past, such as clothing drives for impoverished regions and raising donations for victims of the Tianjin Tanggu explosion.
Our employees at our U.S. location are deeply committed to social causes. They support the “Adopt a Family” program, the Salvation Army and the American Cancer Society in their work to better the lives of others. We put the welfare of children first, since they are our future. WAGO Germantown hosted the Blood Center of Wisconsin blood drive three times last year. More than 35 employees participated regularly and donated for a good cause. According to estimates, this has saved at least 51 lives.
At our location in France, comprehensive networking and promotion of young people pursing technical careers is vital. Our engineers help shape school textbooks by acting as technical consultants, and our AUTOMATION experts serve as lecturers at the university. Our employees also get involved outside of technical fields; a good example of this is participation in marathons to raise money for disabled children.
WAGO Poland supports a nearby children’s hospice.