Living Social Responsibility
Reality we have been living for years
Corporate social responsibility is very important to us. We understand this to mean not only financial support or support in the form of donations in kind from institutions or projects, but also attach importance to helping effectively and sustainably. In this way, our customers also indirectly support the organizations and projects we select.
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implemented in the business process
We pursue a very balanced recruitment policy in which all genders are taken into account.
We employ young people and train our employees in a wide range of subjects.
We pay our employees and partners abroad an adequate and fair wage for their work.
Not only do we regularly plant trees to reduce CO², but we also host exclusively in data centers powered by green electricity.
Through our volunteer involvement with the Blue Shield organization, we support their efforts and goals.
We volunteer to support UNESCO, Blue Shield International and other organizations in their efforts to reduce poverty, education and inequality worldwide.
For years we have been photographing under our brand LimesMedia the places, sites and landscapes which have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO and make them available to UNESCO free of charge. Through UNESCO, these find their way into the internet presence www.unesco.org and into marketing materials for the promotion of the World Heritage Sites.
Furthermore, we make our UNESCO World Heritage photographs selectively available to projects, institutions, universities, scientific institutions, textbook publishers and ministries of culture around the world for use in textbooks, teaching materials or for educationally useful board games.
Part of the proceeds from the sale of our books and calendars via the website www.limes.media also goes to UNESCO for the preservation of the unique World Heritage sites.
We support the donation platform Main Kind e.V., which has been committed to the fight against child poverty in and around Frankfurt am Main for years.
“People from the Rhine-Main area who are committed to the education and development of all children in our city of Frankfurt am Main are calling for this initiative. The association’s board of directors and its members are committed – far removed from politics, religion or ideology – to the welfare of all children in this city. The aim of the association and its work is to give children the opportunity to participate in education and entertainment that would otherwise not be possible”.
The Gonzenheim 1894 e.V. sports club in Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe is a meeting place for young and old, offering a wide range of sports and activities to balance everyday life. With over 1,100 members, the club is an important local institution. Especially the area of youth development and the parent-child offers are of great importance to the club.
We support the donation platform HaitiHilfe.com, a private initiative for direct and efficient support of educational projects in Haiti.
The goal and mission of HaitiHilfe is focused on the constant improvement of access to education and school conditions for children in Haiti, e.g. through the rebuilding of the school’ “Centre Pedagogique de la Montagne Noire” near Petion Ville (suburb of the destroyed capital Port-au-Prince).
We support The Blue Shield International with technical advice. The Blue Shield is an independent, neutral, non-governmental, non-profit, international organization dedicated to the protection of cultural heritage in armed conflicts and disasters around the world.
Its work is based on international law, in particular the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its two Protocols (1954 and 1999), which are part of international humanitarian law (IHL). IHL, also known as the law of war or the law of armed conflict, is a set of rules designed to limit the impact of armed conflict on people and property for humanitarian reasons. This primary context is also informed by other international legal instruments, the UN and UNESCO international cultural protection agendas, and by international initiatives to protect against environmental disasters, such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The Blue Shield is a UNESCO advisory body on the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict and has a statutory mandate under the Second Protocol of the 1999 Hague Convention.
As a member of Tree Nation, we help improve and offset the CO2 emissions of the industrial world by planting trees every month. We plant a tree for each of our employees each month, as well as for the company in general. Furthermore, we give away tree sponsorships to our customers when they order certain services.
We are a member of Reporters Without Borders.
Reporters Without Borders: Investigate, accuse, support – Reporters Without Borders documents violations of press freedom and freedom of information worldwide and alerts the public when journalists and their staff are in danger. Reporters Without Borders advocates for more security and better protection for journalists.
We are member of the Frankfurt Zoological Society, an international conservation organisation. From Frankfurt am Main, the society coordinates staff and projects in 18 countries.
Worldwide, 440 committed people work for ZGF conservation projects. The common goal is the conservation of wildlife and wilderness. The ZGF works where national parks and wilderness areas need its help.
Partners in the conservation projects are local communities, conservation authorities, national park administrations and other NGOs. We help support the Society’s outstanding work through our membership and donations.