Together with Knorr-Bremse employees they open up new prospects for people in need - both in the vicinity of company sites and elsewhere in the world
Origins and Motivation
How things started
Knorr-Bremse Global Care was set up as a non-profit organization by Knorr-Bremse employees on January 18, 2005 in the wake of the tsunami disaster of December 26, 2004 in Southeast Asia. The aim was to provide carefully targeted, effective help to the victims.
What motivates them
Their mission is to improve the lives of people who are in need through no fault of their own, and to give them a chance to determine their own lives independently.
They always operate on the principle of helping people to help themselves. At the same time they want to raise awareness among Knorr-Bremse employees of the need for greater social involvement and encourage them to become active themselves. In this way they can operate as multipliers and communicate to the public in general the idea of making a personal contribution.
Involvement of Knorr-Bremse sites and their employees all over the world is one of the central objectives their work and helps them to plan, manage, and implement projects at a local level. They will continue to encourage local sites and their employees to become involved, both in the field of vocational training – one of our main focuses – and in other projects as well.
They see themselves as partners who can provide not only financial resources but also time, expertise and experience for their projects. The technical expertise, of their partner organizations, combined with close supervision and entrepreneurial project management and monitoring by their own organization, is the key to their success and enables their joint activities to have a lasting impact.
That is what differentiates Knorr-Bremse Global Care’s approach from that of many other aid organizations.