At the local, regional and global levels: We are stronger together. Hapag-Lloyd and its employees support numerous organisations and projects worldwide, particularly those with links to seafaring. Employees are given one day per year to volunteer for social projects or environmental campaigns of their choice. We focus on education, humanitarian assistance, and climate and marine protection. In keeping with our guiding principle "Hapag-Lloyd cares", we are eager to put our knowledge, energy and financial resources to work for good causes. And we prefer to help as part of close and long-lasting collaborations.
Here are three examples:
In a partnership with UNICEF, we have been supporting the “Schools for Africa” programme since autumn 2021. It supports the academic development of children and young people in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa from their earliest school years in order to give them better opportunities for the future. This is one of the reasons why digital proficiency and soft skills are also promoted.
In Hamburg, we have teamed up with the non-profit organisation Hanseatic Help which provides assistance to people in emergency situations with a minimum of bureaucracy. Besides the homeless, refugees and low-income families, other people in need also receive help through clothing and hygiene donations. We worked together with the organization to open a “Hanseatic Help Store” in our main building on Ballindamm in Hamburg in 2022, where war refugees from Ukraine are also employed as permanent staff.
In 2022, Hapag-Lloyd once again donated funds to the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) at Kühne Logistics University. In doing so, we are supporting research on issues such as digitalisation, sustainability, and value creation in the shipping and logistics industries.