Corporate citizenship

As a family-owned company with a history spanning more than 165 years, G+D also recognizes its responsibility to society as a whole. Since 2010, the concept of corporate citizenship has been driven by the nonprofit Giesecke+Devrient Foundation.

Taking responsibility is a crucial aspect of everything we do on a daily basis – not only for historical reasons but also as part of our corporate philosophy. Since 2010, the concept of corporate citizenship has been driven by the nonprofit Giesecke+Devrient Foundation. It supports projects in the fields of education, culture, and intercultural exchange. Among other things, it supports an international program which, in partnership with the Goethe Institute, invites young people from around the world to Germany in order to develop intercultural skills and promote peaceful coexistence among the next generation. An alumni program was added to this support project in 2016.

Support for the Museum of the Printing Arts in Leipzig is another core focus. Leipzig is the birthplace of Giesecke+Devrient and the roots of the company lie in printing arts. Maintaining this traditional craft lies at the heart of the Foundation’s work.

Individual commitment of G+D Employees

Committed to volunteering

Within the framework of a volunteer program, G+D encourages its employees to take part in social projects which focus on children and young people, and which are identified by the G+D Foundation in collaboration with the volunteer agency Tatendrang. Local projects include construction work in a children’s daycare center and excursions together with refugee families.

If an employee devotes up to two of their vacation days to volunteering, then G+D will contribute extra leave days in the same amount for them to pursue this volunteer work.


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