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Australia: 2 Projects

  • Bushfire emergency aid | Porsche | Regional support

    Forest fires in Australia had devastating effects on the entire ecosystem. Many people have lost their livelihood. A billion animals have died and ten million hectares of land have been destroyed. Porsche Cars Australia has committed to doing its bit in response.

    Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund: The forest fires spread particularly strongly in the rural region of Gippsland. Some families lost their home or possessions in the fire. The aid organization provides emergency assistance for affected people.

    NSW Rural Fire Service: The Jenolan Caves fire station was completely destroyed by the fire. Porsche is helping rebuild it and make it ready for action again.

    Victorian Bushfire Appeal: The initiative was initiated by the State Government of Victoria to help affected municipalities and communities rebuild.

    Wildlife Victoria: Many wild animals were injured and lost their natural habitat and the organization is endeavoring to help and protect them. Porsche’s donation meant that an emergency service for wild animals was able to be kept running.

    WWF Australia: An emergency fund was set up in response to the forest fires. It is being used for landscape and wildlife rehabilitation, as part of which an emergency service for wild animals has been established and human and natural habitats restored.

  • Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation | Volkwagen Financial Services | Healthcare, Social welfare

    A good cause: fund-raising for sick children

    Employees of Volkswagen Financial Services Australia have raised funds for Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation since 2019. The organization’s vision is to ensure that every child has access to the best healthcare when and where they need it. The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation cares for more than 150,000 children in New South Wales, a state in Southeastern Australia. TeamworX – Members of the fund-raising committee staged charity runs, for example. Project funding of €7,000 was given in 2019.

Japan: 4 Projects

  • Donation of unutilized magazines | Audi | Social projects

    Audi Japan collects regularly magazines, which are not in use anymore. These magazines are sent to Non-Profit Organizations. Non-Profit Organizations use them for example libraries.

  • Donation to the Japan Guide Dog Association | Audi | Social projects

    Initiated the Audi watch battery change for employees. All the funds gathered from this activity have been donated to the Japan Guide Dog Association.

  • No accident no traffic ticket | Audi | Traffic

    The Motorcycle Club of Audi Japan received an award for no traffic tickets from the police.

  • Training youngsters in finance: Money management | Volkswagen Financial Services | Education and science

    Fit in finance
    In order to give young people the know-how they need to manage money, Volkswagen Financial Services Japan (VFSJ) has been supporting Finance Park, a non-profit financial education program for students in Tokyo, since 2015. The Finance Park is located in a public junior high school in the center of Tokyo, just 15 minutes’ walk from the company’s office. Young people learn about everyday issues relating to finances in theory and practice and create a budget at the end of their training. Six other leading companies are involved in this initiative. Only one company from each sector can be a sponsor – and Volkswagen Financial Services Japan represents the automotive industry. VFSJ supports the project with annual funding of around €4,000.

Korea: 11 Projects

  • Coronavirus Emergency Response with ChildFund Korea | Porsche | Equal opportunities

    Together with ChildFund Korea, Porsche Korea has implemented various supports for people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic who did not have the financial means for the appropriate provisions against infection. On the one hand, they have provided masks and food for impacted and at-risk children. On the other hand, they have supported low-income families that have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 Situation.

  • Green Giftbox | Audi | Regional Support

    AVK provided companion plants and hand sanitizers to children living in Group Home (facility for children living alone) to help those children overcome COVID-19 and corona blue.  

  • Green School Walkway Project | Audi | Sustainability

    AVK signed an agreement with the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Korea Social Investment to create a green school walkway. Trees and flowers will be planted along the walkway of three schools (one school per year).

    AVK also offers to create a classroom forest in schools of which have been disregarded as potential walkway construction sites. Children will be able to study in healthier environment with air purifying plants and trees (two schools per year for 2020 and 2021).

  • Porsche Dream Circle | Porsche | Environmental protection

    Porsche Korea launched the initiative “Do Dream, Porsche” in 2017 together with the welfare organization ChildFund Korea. The initiative’s aim is to help disadvantaged children and youngsters and create an environment where they can grow up healthily and with motivation.

    The existing CSR initiative was expanded to include an environmental training program in 2020. The Porsche Dream Circle project is to bring students closer to nature and the environment by taking place directly at the school. This way, solar panels and school forests are implemented together with the students, for example.

  • Porsche Dream Playground | Porsche | Equal opportunity

    Porsche Korea launched the initiative “Do Dream, Porsche” in 2017 together with the welfare organization ChildFund Korea. The initiative’s aim is to help disadvantaged children and youngsters and create an environment where they can grow up healthily and with motivation. There are only few recreational opportunities for children in Korea. The high levels of particulate air pollution mean they are often prohibited from playing outside. The Porsche Dream Playground project therefore provides indoor playgrounds for children up to the age of 13 at schools and special schools. Attention is paid to selecting regions where lower-income families tend to live and where only few leisure-time activities are offered.

  • Porsche Dream Up | Porsche | Equal opportunity

    Porsche Korea launched the initiative “Do Dream, Porsche” in 2017 together with the welfare organization ChildFund Korea. The initiative’s aim is to help disadvantaged children and youngsters and create an environment where they can grow up healthily and with motivation.

    The Porsche Dream Up project supports children and youngsters from disadvantaged families that have a special sporting, artistic or musical talent and might not be able to pursue their dreams without financial aid.

  • Secret Santa | Audi | Voluntary work

    Under this program, AVK volunteers will become a Secret Santa for the children in need. The children send cards to Santa with their wish list and the AVK volunteers purchase the gifts based on a 1:1 matching donation from the AVK employees and AVK.

  • Special lecture to encourage the young: Funding of educational projects | Volkswagen Financial Services | Education and science

    Inspiring an interest in music and history
    Volkswagen Financial Services South Korea has been supporting an education program for school pupils since 2016. Regular one-day events for around 200 participants are held as part of it. The young people listen to exciting talks on subjects such as history and music. Volkswagen Financial Services South Korea provides the project with funding of around €62,000 a year.

  • TOMOROAD School | Audi | Education

    In line with the Korean government's initiative to brace for Industry 4.0, AVK is offering education program to middle schools under the theme of future mobility to think about changes brought by new technologies in mobility and future career path. In 2020, the curriculum was redesigned to fit the online format following the changing learning environments amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Urban Bees Seoul | Porsche | Environmental protection

    Porsche Korea was able to lay the foundation for a new environmental project in 2020. A 500 m² honeybee garden was created in Seoul in cooperation with Urban Bees Seoul. Its goal is to promote bee diversity, a key ecological indicator, as well as the ecosystem in the city.  

  • Winter Warmth Kit | Audi | Regional Support

    AVK provided warmth kit (consisted of neck warmer, winter hat, winter socks, hot pack and KF94 mask) to elderly living alone who are easily exposed to dangers of cold weather and COVID-19.

Philippines: 1 Project

  • Partnership with Don Bosco Mondo in the Philippines | Porsche | Regional support

    The Porsche Training and Recruitment Center Asia (PTRCA) was created in 2008 by Porsche in a joint venture with the Don Bosco Technical Institute (DBTI) and local importer and distributor PGA Cars Inc. PTRCA aims to train young adults from socially disadvantaged backgrounds as service engineers specializing in automotive mechatronics. The project is a win-win situation for everyone involved, as it allows Porsche to meet the increasing demand for skilled labor - especially from Porsche Centers in the Middle East and Asia Pacific growth markets. In 2016, the project was further expanded to include other VW Group brands.

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