Volvo and Freshfields support staff of Volvo construction equipment GmbH & co. KG Habitat for humanity and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer houses for needy families. More and more companies get involved socially. Donate money and also tackle, is quite in vogue. Mid-July two well-known German company on travel of construction of for the international relief organization went to Habitat for humanity. 20 employees of the Volvo plant in Konz have with built in Cluj, Romania, in the construction of apartment buildings for a week.

In the approximately 40 55 m apartments, families who have previously lived in dilapidated buildings of the industrial city pull after completion. At the same time, the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 21 employees built two spacious stone houses for poor farming families in Ghana. In nearly 40 countries worldwide companies, municipalities or schools help Habitat for humanity to build homes for needy families. Mix the cement instead of climbing or vegetable cleaning benefit both from the building travel Pages”, so Katrin Kaufmann, responsible for building trips by company at Habitat for humanity Germany. On the one hand, poor families get a simple but solid at home, on the other hand, companies can assume their social responsibilities and at the same time work on their teamwork.” Together mix the cement, excavate foundations, or insert the Windows and doors, weld more together than common climbing or cooking, which was currently very in vogue, explains the Habitat staff member.

Also promoted the travel of construction of and the joy of the joint completion of a house the loyalty to the company and gave new motivation of the employees. Gertrud Beck, staff of the human resources Department of Volvo and participant of the construction trip to Cluj appealed to the idea, even to be able to tackle. This is much better than to donate only money.” Also, you had the opportunity to take a picture of the situation on the ground. Volvo was the 20 travelling employees for three days from your daily work free to participants even brought two weekends and vacations for two, explains the Assistant of human resources. Despite the high personal willingness had been with to go, very large on building travel: over 50 employees of the 1000-strong staff wanted to join. Ultimately, the lot had to decide. Welders and painters, managers and employees are driven.” It was a mixed bag, but a unique opportunity, that employees of all company divisions together and work together on a project. More at.