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16.02.2015

Wintershall supports “Children for North Hessen” fundraising campaignDonation of 11,840 euros supports social projects at primary schools

Kassel. Wintershall has been supporting social projects at the company’s locations worldwide for years. It is also contributing a donation of 11,840 euros to the “Kinder für Nordhessen” (“Children for North Hessen”) fundraising campaign by the Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine (HNA), the local daily newspaper in Kassel, where the company is based. The donation comes from the proceeds of last year’s Christmas concert featuring the Oslo Gospel Choir. Wintershall organized the concert in Kassel’s Stadthalle together with the HNA newspaper. “Being a globally active company, we care deeply about the people in our neighborhood. It is therefore important to us that we help where we are needed and support social projects that are doing fantastic work despite limited financial resources,” the Wintershall CEO Rainer Seele said explaining why the company is committed to these projects.

Campaign: “Children in North Hessen”

The “Kinder für Nordhessen” campaign was launched in 2007 by the HNA. Since then it has collected donations of more than 2.5 million euros. The funds are used to support projects in primary schools that solve problems – for example by organizing breakfasts or donating children’s clothes. But it also aims to overcome other difficulties such as lack of exercise, aggression or language barriers. The company also donated the proceeds from the joint Christmas concert to the HNA campaign in 2012. 

Wintershall Holding GmbH, based in Kassel, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF in Ludwigshafen. The company has been active in the extraction of natural resources for 120 years, and in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas for over 80 years. Wintershall focuses on selected core regions where the company has built up a high level of regional and technological expertise. These are Europe, Russia, North Africa, South America, and increasingly the Middle East region. The company wants to expand its business further with exploration and production, selected partnerships, innovation and technological competence. Wintershall employs some 2,500 staff worldwide from 40 nations and is now Germany’s largest, internationally active crude oil and natural gas producer.

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Contact: Ulrike Saße