We are grateful that with our work we are not only able to make client projects successful, but also to make our contribution to a better world.
We would like to highlight some of these contributions here, so that we can look back on what we have achieved, find motivation for the way ahead, and to inspire others to join our journey.
After we ended our long-term consultancy project at Tafel Deutschland in 2022, we seamlessly continued with a project at the non-profit organisation humedica e.V..
In their work, they focus on acute disaster relief with relief goods and on-site operations, as well as long-term development cooperation. We support humedica in carrying out their work more efficiently with the help of digital solutions.
We are also happy that our Digital Bootcamp for social enterprises and non-profit organisations took place in persona again this year. We had the pleasure of advising exciting organisations with different thematic focuses on their individual issues over a period of 3 months: School4Life, Retoura, myBuddy, Shiledmaiden Cybersecurity and NourEnergy.
The Haus des Stiftens also follows a similar concept and brings together non-profit organizations and experts from the business world with its Pro Bono Camp. Our employees were active there as coaches to support exciting organizations on various topics such as team building or optimising project management.
One of the most present topics in 2022 has also occupied us. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused a lot of suffering. Therefore, we donated medicines for the affected people and brought them to Ukraine partly by ourselves, partly organized by the Order of St. John. The situation remains precarious in many places, especially in winter and the need for support is great as aid supplies dwindle.
For the second time, we have also launched our AdExGo! initiative. Over a period of 3 months, employees managed to cover more than 15,000 km by swimming, running, cycling and other activities. For achieving this goal, AdEx Partners donated €10,000, divided between Brustkrebs Deutschland e. V. (non-profit association on the subject of breast cancer), NABU – Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union Germany and Aktion Deutschland Hilft e. V. – Emergency aid Ukraine.
For Christmas 2022, 15,000 euros were donated to the Childaid organization, as in previous years. In addition, we decided to reduce our Christmas gifts slightly and donate a further €10,000 to Tafel Deutschland in return.
We were also able to donate our discarded laptops and cell phones to Labdoo.org for further meaningful use in the education of disadvantaged children.
We also published our UNGC Communication on Progress Report in 2022. There we commit to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and report on our status in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
Sustainability is an important topic for us. We want to improve AdEx Partners step by step in this area as well. To this end, in 2022 we have been working intensively to determine where we stand as a company in this regard, in order to develop suitable measures for continuous improvement based on these results.
The exchange with other networks is important for our own further development as well as for the strengthening of cooperations. Whether at the Future Day of Corporate Engagement of the Haus des Stiftens, the Ashoka Festival or our presentation on the topic of corporate responsibility at the Rotary Club Chiemsee - we specifically seek out discussions with others in order to exchange ideas on corporate responsibility.
In December, we also took the opportunity to introduce our employees to the work of humedica e.V. and to help out with their "Gift with Heart" campaign on site to bring joy to children in need at Christmas.