Social responsibility

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Welcome to the charitable organization Springer Science+Business Media - Hilfsfonds e.V.!

Our organization was founded in July 2004 to provide active financial support for people in need. These include employees of the scientific publishing group itself and their families, as well as other individuals who need the support of a charitable institution, through no fault of their own or for specific reasons.

The Springer Science+Business Media - Hilfsfonds e.V. intends to be a strong shoulder to lean on for these people in the years to come.

The organization is run by a committee on the basis of our statute. This administrative committee has six members:

  • Dr. Ewald Walgenbach, BC Partners Hamburg, (Chairman)
  • Ralph Knüchel, Chairman of Springer’s Executive Representative Committee, (Vice Chairman)
  • Bjørn Jagnow, Chairman Central Works Council Germany, (Vice Chairman)
  • Irene Nienhaus, member of Springer’s general works council, (member)
  • Gregor Karolus, EVP HR of Springer, (member)
  • Dr. Ulrich Vest, CFO of Springer, (member)

Objective

The objective of the Springer Science+Business Media - Hilfsfonds e.V. is the support of people in need by means of financial donations. These can be either employees of the specialist publishing group and their families or outside individuals. The requirement in both cases, however, is that the individuals are in need of support through no fault of their own or for specific reasons, are unable to escape this situation by their own or outside means, and cannot be supported or sufficiently supported by the social welfare system.
A legal right to payments from the Springer Science+Business Media - Hilfsfonds e.V. is, however, excluded in all cases.

Contact

If you have any questions or suggestions concerning our work, applications for support or donation procedures, please feel free to contact us.


Springer Science+Business Media – Hilfsfonds e.V.
Heidelberger Platz 3
14 197 Berlin
tel +49 30 / 827 87 - 52 20
Hilfsfonds@springer.com