Corporate cit­izen­ship

Corporate cit­izen­ship

GERRY WEBER In­ter­na­tion­al AG is committed to corporate cit­izen­ship both on a regional and on an in­ter­na­tion­al level.

Our existing part­ner­ships with academic in­sti­tu­tions such as Hoch­schule Nieder­rhein, our long-standing spon­sor­ship of wertkreis Gütersloh and Bodelschwinghsche Anstalten Bethel in Bielefeld as well as our support of the Good Hope Center in Tanzania are examples of our com­mit­ment to society.

Viva con Agua

As part of our com­mit­ment to sus­tain­ab­il­ity, we started charging 10 cents per plastic bag on 1 June 2016, which has helped cut the use of plastic bags by over half. In early March 2017, the company took yet another step towards sus­tain­ab­il­ity and in­tro­duced paper bags on which a fee of 10 cents is charged. GERRY WEBER uses the proceeds from the sale of the plastic and paper bags to support Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V. A non-profit or­gan­isa­tion from Hamburg, Viva con Agua is committed to giving people permanent access to clean drinking water and supports water projects around the globe. The projects funded by Viva con Agua are im­ple­men­ted pro­fes­sion­ally and trans­par­ently by or­gan­isa­tions such as “Welthun­ger­hil­fe” as well as local or­gan­isa­tions.