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Our Commitment making our society worth living in

 

We not only ensure that our society is supplied with enough energy. We are also fully committed to supporting the things that make our society worth living in. That's why social commitment is a matter of course for a global company such as ours. For us, that also includes promoting social welfare, art, culture, education, science and technology, since in our work we experience daily the importance and enriching power of exchange across cultural divides and national boundaries.

Culture     Education   Science and technology

As part of that, we feel a special bond with the regions in which our company is economically active – and we see ourselves as a neighbor who helps out when needed. That's why we support local non-profit organizations and social institutions through donations and campaigns, as well as musical events, exhibitions by artists or international conferences.

 

Kassel Culture TentArt and culture supported by Wintershall

Kassel Culture Tent Wintershall has been there from the outset

We believe promoting arts and culture is an expression of social commitment and of actively contributing to quality of life. We support culture in our home city of Kassel – for example, we've sponsored the Culture Tent for more than 20 years. The popular music festival with its special atmosphere is being held for the 30th time this year. In this anniversary year, the Culture Tent will be offering an exciting program from July 8 to August 21. The musical range from jazz to pop and rock promises a host of high-class and appealing acts. Wintershall has supported this festival – one of the region's annual event highlights – for more than 20 years. In addition to the opening concert, the company also always presents a series of special concert highlights and is a partner to the Culture Tent team.

International promotion of culture

As an international company, we not only want to foster cultural dialog in Germany, but also worldwide in our focus regions. For example, Wintershall has sponsored Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, one of Scandinavia's most successful, since January 2015.

 

Roll up, roll up! A circus project gets children off the street

From the streets to the big top – that is what the Saint Petersburg project Upsala Circus offers children from difficult social backgrounds, some of whom live on the street. Its goal is to integrate children and youngsters back into society by means of circus pedagogy and offer them a new perspective by giving them a roof over their head and allowing them to attend school regularly. So that this goal can be achieved, the project is also supported by Wintershall.

And, of course, we're especially delighted when the circus stops off in Kassel as part of its European tour.

Traditional Christmas donation


We also help fund numerous projects every year with our traditional Christmas donation. Instead of giving Christmas presents to customers and business partners we make donations to charitable and humanitarian institutions in regions where we operate. We supported relief projects in Kassel, Barnstorf, Russia and Libya with a total of 50,000 euros just in 2015.

 

EDUCATION INSPIRES RESEARCH FOR YOUNGSTERS

Wintershall helps up-and-coming scientists within the STEM area (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and supports the STEM-pupils congress at the School Students’ Research Center in North Hesse. The congress offers pupils and teachers a variety of workshops, presentations, exhibitions and the science slam.


Science for the very young


We're also active in the "Knowledge Factory" network and assume educational sponsorships for primary schools. We give the schools experiment kits and teacher's guides – trained employees from the company help the teachers personally in testing and preparing experiments.

 

Active worldwide in science From molecular biology experiments for schoolchildren to international conferences

Fostering science and technology is something that's very dear to our heart – for young pupils Wintershall supports the education project “Science Bridge”. "Science Bridge" is a mobile and open lab for pupils, students and teachers at the University of Kassel that provides current methods and matters regarding molecular biology to schools and makes it accessible to anyone interested.

International conferences

We are also committed to helping students and support the SPE Student Chapter of the Technical University of Clausthal or people studying at RWTH Aachen University. We also support numerous international conferences and networks worldwide in the subject areas of oil and gas – including the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE), the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG) and the research cooperation with the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi

An overview of our commitment

Kulturzelt 2016, 30-year anniversary - Verein zur Förderung von Kultur- und Kommunikation gem. e.V. - Kassel

7th MINT-Schülerkongress (STEM Student Congress) - Förderverein des Schülerforschungszentrums Nordhessen an der Universität Kassel e.V. - Kassel

Young Night of the Arts in Kassel - Museumsverein Kassel e.V. - einzigART - Kassel

Brothers Grimm Festival - summer theater in the park - Brüder Grimm Festival Kassel e.V. - Kassel

School exchange with Novy Urengoyengoi - Friedrichsgymnasium Grammar School in Kassel - Kassel

18th Potsdam Encounters - Deutsch-Russisches Forum e.V. - Berlin

Kassel Volunteer Day - Freiwillig in Kassel e.V. - Kassel

Technology Day - VDE Bezirksverein Kassel e.V.

Russian Study Group at the Friedrichsgymnasium Grammar School - Friends of the Friedrichsgymnasium Grammar School in Kassel - Kassel

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra - musical partnership - Stavanger Symphony Orchestra - Stavanger, Norway

Mobile laboratory for students and the general public run by the University of Kassel - Science Bridge e.V. - Kassel

kasselkultur2017 - city program in the year of documenta - Kassel Cultural Office - Kassel

Palliative care for children and youngsters in North Hesse - Kleine Riesen Nordhessen e.V. - Kassel

Nature and neighborhood project - Förderkreis der Grundschule am Horstring e.V. - Landau


Donations as part of the 2016 Christmas donations


"Panama" daytime shelter - Soziale Hilfe e.V. - Kassel

Kasseler Tafel (charity organization offering food to persons in need) - Kasseler Tafel e.V. - Kassel

"Casino Interkulturell" - Interessengemeinschaft Gesundes Leben e.V. (IGEL) - Barnstorf

Schwabmünchner Tafel (charity organization offering food to persons in need) - Caritasverband Schwabmünchen und Umgebung e.V. - Aitingen

Landauer Tafel (charity organization offering food to persons in need) - Landauer Tafel e.V. - Landau

Emlichheimer Tafel (charity organization offering food to persons in need) - Initiative Brückenschlag e.V. - Emlichheim

Aid project for those in need run by the Deutsche Wohltätigkeitsgesellschaft (DWG) - Verein zur internationalen Verständigung e.V. - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Projects for those in need run by the Kirkens Bysmisjon aid organization - Verein zur internationalen Verständigung e.V. - Stavanger and Bergen, Norway

Culture Tent 2015 - Association for Promoting Cultural and Communication Projects - Kassel

Musical partnership - Stavanger Symphony Orchestra - Stavanger

Art Couch - Kassel Museum Association - Kassel

Landau State Garden Show - Landesgartenschau Landau 2015 gem. GmbH - Landau  

Grimm Brothers Festival - Summer Theater in the Park - Brüder Grimm Festival Kassel e.V. - Kassel

Modernization of the microscope room
- Friends of the School Students’ Research Center in North Hesse at the University of Kassel - Kassel

School exchange with Yaroslavl - Friends of the Goethe Grammar School - Kassel

School exchange with Novy Urengoy – Friedrichsgymnasium Grammar School in Kassel - Kassel  

Technology Day - VDE Association of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Technology - Kassel

Homeless shelter - Soziale Hilfe e.V. - Kassel

Hafen 17 - Children's Club - Diakonisches Werk Kassel e.V. - Kassel

Mobile medical support for the needy – Fahrende Ärzte Kassel e.V. – Kassel 

Culture Tent 2014 - Association for Promoting Cultural and Communication Projects - Kassel

Dahl Exhibition - Friedrich "Alone with Nature" - The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design - Oslo

Grimm Brothers Festival - Summer Theater in the Park - Brüder Grimm Festival Kassel e.V. - Kassel

Young Night of the Arts - Kassel Museum Association - einzigART - Kassel

Potsdam Encounters - German-Russian Forum - Potsdam

Russian Study Group - Friends of Friedrichsgymnasium Grammar School - Kassel

Hafen 17 - Children's Club - Diakonisches Werk Kassel - Kassel

Children for Northern Hesse - Children for Northern Hesse - Kassel

4 Walls - Housing for Women - Soziale Hilfe e.V. - Kassel Girls' Residential Community - Non-profit establishment of the Workers' Welfare Association (AWO) in North Hesse - Kassel

Dot on the i - International Family Club - Diakonisches Werk Kassel - Kassel

Palliative care team "Kleine Riesen e.V." - Kassel

Welcome to Barnstorf - Barnstorf joint municipality - Barnstorf

Maria Luisen Children’s Home - Friends of the Maria Luisen Children’s Home - Buenos Aires

Drugs and medical equipment - German medical relief organization action medeor e.V

Research lab at the Herder School - Friends of Herder School - Kassel

Technology Day - VDE Association of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Technology - Kassel

Culture Tent 2013 - Association for Promoting Cultural and Communication Projects - Kassel

Book "History of the City of Kassel" - Kassel

"In Search of the Authentic" - The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design - Oslo

Young Night of the Arts - Kassel Museum Association - Kassel

Norwegian Advent Weeks - Royal Norwegian Embassy in Germany - Berlin

Grimm Brothers Festival - Summer Theater in the Park - Brüder Grimm Festival Kassel e.V. - Kassel

Potsdam Encounters - German-Russian Forum - Potsdam

"NaWi - How Does It Work?" - Experiment kits for primary schools - Knowledge Factory - Enterprises for Germany/primary schools in Kassel  

Russian Study Group
- Friends of Friedrichsgymnasium Grammar School - Kassel

Equipment for the School Students’ Research Center - Friends of the School Students’ Research Center in North Hesse at the University of Kassel – Kassel

Goethe Institute in Moscow - "Learning German by Playing" - Moscow

Establishment of a library - Käthe Kollwitz School in Hofgeismar - Hofgeismar

Hafen 17 - Children's Club - Diakonisches Werk Kassel e.V. - Kassel

Multigenerational playground - Samtgemeinde Barnstorf -  Barnstorf

Combining professional circus arts and theater with social work - Upsala Circus – St. Petersburg


    You would like to suggest a project in the area of social welfare, art, culture, education or science and technology to be promoted? Contact us: sponsoring[at]wintershall.com