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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, art exhibitions or international educational projects.

 

Kulturzelt KasselArt and culture supported by Wintershall

Kassel KULTURZELT 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 Kulturzelt music festival for almost 30 years. The popular music festival with its special atmosphere is held every year in the summer on the banks of the Fulda River. From 12 July to 25 August 2018, the temporary concert building featuring the most popular beer garden will once again be THE place to meet in Kassel this summer and will feature various types of music ranging from jazz, to pop and rock with many well-known and surprising acts. From the beginning, Wintershall has supported this festival, which is regarded as one of the region’s cultural highlights, as the main sponsor and is a partner to the Kulturzelt 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 orchestras, since January 2015 both on site at the Wintershall location in Stavanger as well as the international guest performances, for example in Russia and the Netherlands. 

 

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

From the streets to the big top – that is what the St. 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. In addition, the Wintershall employees on site in St. Petersburg are also personally involved in the project.

Traditional Christmas donation

We also help fund social 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. In 2017, we supported the Hafen 17 children's meeting project, which is run by the Diakonisches Werk Kassel and entirely financed by donations. Thanks to a donation of € 50,000, the meeting place for elementary school children with various domestic and social backgrounds can continue as a place where children feel comfortable and secure.

EDUCATION INSPIRES RESEARCH FOR YOUNGSTERS

To promote the inquiring minds of children and young people, Wintershall helps up-and-coming scientists in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and supports the organization of the STEM Student Congress event from the University of Kassel's School Students’ Research Center in North Hesse. The congress offers pupils and teachers a variety of workshops, presentations, exhibitions and a science slam. 

In addition, the North Hesse School Student Research Center has signed an educational cooperation with the school No. 17 in Novy Urengoy, Russia. Starting 2018, an annual student exchange will be taking place between the School Student Research Center and the school No. 17 in Novy Urengoy.


Find additional information about the North Hesse School Student Research Center here.

Science for the very young

Wintershall is also a member of the "Wissensfabrik", which is a network of companies for the promotion of learning culture and pioneering spirit, and provides grade schools in Kassel with experiment kits and teacher’s guides.

 

Active worldwide in science From experiments to international projects

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 knowledge transfer

We are also committed to helping students and, among other things, 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 initiatives 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 2017 - Verein zur Förderung von Kultur- und Kommunikation gem. e.V. - Kassel

German-Russian Science Slam - Deutsch-Russisches Forum e.V.

“Cold Winter - Warm Hearts” - Soziale Hilfe e.V. - Kassel

Hafen 17 - Children’s Club - Diakonisches Werk Region Kassel

Children’s Theater and Fairy Tale Festival for the Brothers Grimm Festival Kassel - Brüder Grimm Festival e.V. - Kassel

kasselkultur2017 - “City program in the year of documenta”, Kassel Cultural Office - Kassel

8th STEM Student Congress - North Hesse School Student Research Center - Kassel

Technology Day - VDE Bezirksverein Kassel e.V. Kassel

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

Sustainable development in Argentinian extraction companies - Kassel University - Patagonia, Argentina

“Special Child” project - Upsala Circus - St. Petersburg, Russia

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

Russian-German Music Academy - Concert events in St. Petersburg and Berlin

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