Kim Karotki

Trai­ning bibs for refu­gee foot­ball team

Respon­si­bi­li­ty to society

Respon­si­ble busi­ness enter­pri­ses also demons­tra­te social com­mit­ment – and Klasmann-Deilmann accord­in­gly pro­vi­des various forms of sup­port for non-pro­fit and cul­tu­ral pro­jects and also pro­mo­tes local sports acti­vi­ties. The com­pa­ny recent­ly equip­ped a refu­gee foot­ball team with bibs to use during training.

The wea­ther in north Ger­ma­ny can seem pret­ty bleak at times – espe­cial­ly if you are out on the foot­ball pitch trai­ning on a rai­ny Novem­ber evening. This is felt even more keen­ly by play­ers who come from coun­tries with a hot cli­ma­te, i.e. the rough­ly 20 mul­ti­na­tio­nal refu­gees who have atten­ded the foot­ball trai­ning ses­si­ons at Bun­de sports club (“TV Bun­de”) every week sin­ce the end of last year. Hard­ly sur­pri­sing, then, that both play­ers and club were deligh­ted to recei­ve the trai­ning bibs spon­so­red by Klasmann-Deilmann. “This is not some­thing you can take for gran­ted,” said Gerold van Hoorn, head of the TV Bun­de foot­ball depart­ment. “As we all work in an hono­ra­ry capa­ci­ty, we are gra­te­ful for any support.”


Klasmann-Deilmann is ful­ly awa­re that entre­pre­neurs­hip means more than just doing busi­ness suc­cess­ful­ly. That is why the com­pa­ny pro­vi­des finan­cial, moral and vol­un­ta­ry sup­port for selec­ted non-pro­fit and cul­tu­ral pro­jects, holds a huge fund­rai­sing cam­pai­gn in the run-up to Christ­mas every year, and sup­ports local sports clubs. Klasmann-Deilmann’s regio­nal roots in Ems­land mean a gre­at deal to the com­pa­ny, which was a foun­der mem­ber of the Ems­land care­er and fami­ly foun­da­ti­on in 2006 and which pays strict atten­ti­on to the imple­men­ta­ti­on of fami­ly-friend­ly poli­ci­es at the com­pa­ny itself.