Start small, make a great move! We are committed to a good future. We focus on the environment and social issues.
As part of our work according to OKR, we have defined a key result for both areas. Our CSR ambassador helps us to promote the topic in the company.
Our key result: All Varengold employees are committed to protecting the environment by recycling, saving energy and using green energy.
What can we do to protect the environment with our 70 employees? Many little things that add up to something big!
It took some convincing work with the neighbours, but now waste separation has finally reached our office building. Beige is the new white! That's why we choose recycled or reusable products for office supplies and paper products. The donation of various used laptops to an IT-Social Department Store made for additional joy: So even people with a small budget can buy a computer, and the recycling also protects the environment. Who says coffee is just for drinking? The nutrient-rich remains are ideal for fertilizing the local flora. That's why we rely on coffee grounds recycling.
Think before you print! A small but effective reminder in our e-mail signature that not only resulted in fewer prints, but also fewer printers in our office. Everyone knows that public transport is an environmentally friendly alternative to using their own car. The Varengold grant for the HVV-Proficard makes it even more attractive!
Drink for the good cause! We have converted our conference water to Viva Con Agua, supporting water projects around the world. True to the motto “Live and let live”, only fairtrade and organic products are purchased in the office, whenever possible. It is just the little things that count.
Our key result: Varengold sponsors 250 hours of volunteer work throughout the quarter. Every employee can invest up to 4 working hours in social projects throughout the quarter. The hours worked are also given a 10 Euro donation for a good cause.
How and where do we spend the working hours on social projects in a purposeful way? By just starting. For example, on our doorstep in Hamburg.
The passion to collect has grabbed us – and for good reason! There are many worthwhile projects that we can easily support. The proceeds of our private returnable bottles benefit the UNICEF University Group. With the plastic lids that we collect, Deckel Plan e.V. funds polio vaccinations. And foreign currencies that we find in our wallets and purses from our last holiday make a real difference in the lives of people in need thanks to Welthungerhilfe (World Hunger Help)!
At the HSH Nordbank Run, colleagues run for a good cause. Others prefer to sort socks and satchels at Hanseatic Help e. V. And again others help out in the patient restaurant Aidshilfe Frankfurt. We have found many very worthwhile projects, in which we like to invest the working hours we have given. As different as our commitment is, we are completely unanimous in one thing: Everyone can do something – and they should!