Committed for the long term: the intan Group’s social responsibility activities
As a modern company, we not only see ourselves as market players but also, most importantly, as a part of wider society. As such, we are aware of our social responsibility.
For many years now, intan has been a sponsor and partner of Deutschlandstiftung Integration (German foundation for integration) and is involved in its ‘Geh deinen Weg’ (go your way) mentoring programme. In this non-financial sponsorship program, talented young people who have an immigration history are offered support in their efforts to integrate. Gisbert Komlóssy will be a mentor again this year.
intan has initiated the ‘Ich spreche deutsch’ (I speak German) project as part of the City of Osnabrück’s ‘Kernteam Flüchtlingsinitiative’ (core team refugee initiative) scheme. The idea is that companies become involved in the project by providing their employees as volunteer language assistants in beginners’ German lessons. The aim is to enable refugees to access language classes so that they can use German confidently in everyday situations. The City of Osnabrück and numerous companies are involved in the project and the first German course is being launched with the volunteers who have now been trained for this. The companies involved in the project are also helping to finance it. The project is being coordinated by the Johanniter (the German St John’s association). www.deutschlandstiftung.net
The Osnabrück Zoo
As a sponsor of the Osnabrück zoo, we actively participate in the life of our local community. In doing so, we are enhancing the leisure opportunities and quality of life in our city
Straßenkinder Berlin e.V.
Since 2010, intan has been regularly supporting Straßenkinder e.V., an organisation that grew out of a voluntary initiative that was registered in 2000. It helps children and young people who live on the street, as well as children and young people who are affected by child poverty or are educationally disadvantaged. www.strassenkinder-ev.de
Osnabrücker Spielverein 1916 e.V.
intan also provides sponsorship in the area of sport by supporting the ‘Osnabrücker Spielverein 1916 e.V.’ (SV16 for short) sports organisation on the company’s Osnabrück premises. Each year, eight teams compete in the intan cup tournament. In return, intan uses the organisation’s facilities for sports-related corporate events, such as the European/World Cup for intan staff and business associates, which takes place every two years. www.spielverein16.de