Freudenberg’s aim is to provide long-term support for projects in the two key areas of education and the environment. However, in exceptional situations the company takes a flexible approach to its funding rules, and also provides spontaneous assistance.
In response to the Corona pandemic, the company supported food banks worldwide and distributed face masks to protect people.
In the year under review, Freudenberg also responded just as swiftly and decisively to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The company donated €3 million as immediate humanitarian aid for those affected by the war in Ukraine. Further donations were forthcoming from employees and Partners. Many of them were also actively engaged in providing support.
After arranging for the immediate aid which was so important right at the start of the war, Freudenberg focused more heavily on organizations dedicated to the long-term support and integration of refugees. So far, some 40 organizations in Ukraine and other European countries have received assistance.