One of Lufthansa Group's corporate social responsibility initiatives - help alliance - celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday, 25 September, 2019.
The globally active aid organization was founded in September 1999 as an association of employees from various areas of the Lufthansa Group.
It forms the central pillar of the Group’s activities in the area of social responsibility and stands for professional, sustainable help for self-help for disadvantaged people, especially young people worldwide.
To date, the help alliance has collected 17 million euros in donations, which have been used for 50 projects in Africa, 55 in Asia, around 25 in South America and 20 in Europe.
The special feature: even today, the projects are proposed for support by Lufthansa Group employees and are also supervised by them on an honorary basis. Since 1999, 80 Lufthansa Group employees have volunteered as project managers.
They regularly check on site to make sure that 100% of the donations go to the projects. This is in line with the guiding principle of the help alliance, which focuses on employee commitment.
All initiatives focus on education, work and income and thus contribute to the United Nations' global sustainability goals of "Quality Education" and "Decent Work and Economic growth".
In the future, the Lufthansa Group would also like to offer its employees corporate volunteering in help alliance projects.