In 2012 we adopted a donation policy for Joh. Barth & Sohn. The basis for this is our mission and the values we stand for as a company. The policy helps make decision-making processes more objective and strict, as it includes a system for approving and rejecting donations. We pay particular attention to whether a request for donations matches our corporate objectives and can be reconciled with our philosophy and values.
The form of our donations is always matched to the needs of the respective organisations and projects. Possibilities include:
- Financial donations
- Donations in kind, in the form of
- Equipment, supplies
- Voluntary work by our employees
MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS
Only those who play a part can shape the future.
- The German Hop Industry Association
- The International Hop Growers Convention (IHGC)
- Gesellschaft für Hopfenforschung (Hop Research Institute)
- SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange)
- EcoVadis (Supplier Sustainability Ratings)
- ASBC (American Society of Brewing Chemists)
- MBAA (Master Brewers Association of the Americas)
- Brewers Association
- DBMB (German Society of Master Brewers and Malt Masters)
- Private Brauereien Bayern e.V. (Bavarian Association of Private Breweries).
- Bund Österreichischer Braumeister und Brauereitechniker (Austrian Society of Master Brewers and Brewing Technicians)
- Asociación Española de Técnicos de Cerveza y Malta (Spanish Association of Beer and Malt Technicians)
- Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei in Berlin e.V. (Research and Teaching Institute for Brewing in Berlin)
- Doemens e.V.
- Wissenschaftliche Station für Brauerei in München e.V. (The Scientific Station of Munich Breweries).
- Verband ehemaliger Weihenstephaner der Brauerabteilung e.V. (Association of Alumni of the Weihenstephan Brewing Department)
- University of Munich Alumni Mentoring Programme
- Weihenstephaner Förderverein für Brau, Getränke- und Getreidetechnologie e.V. (Weihenstephan Friend’s Association for Brewing, Beverage and Grain Technology)
- The German hop industry’s “Sustainability in Hop Growing” working group
- “Commodity Expert Group Hops” EU working group (CEG)
- Member of the advisory board for the Nuremberg savings bank
- Chambers of Commerce and Industry for Central Franconia, Upper Swabia and the Upper Palatinate
- Slow Brewing Institut - Das Brauen mit Zeit für Geschmack e.V. (Slow Brewing Institute – Brewing with Time for Flavour)
Newspaper article from Hallertauer Zeitung of 31.07.2015: "A sustainable gift"
Children’s eyes light up at the Nardini integrative child day care centre. The reason: children, parents, staff and the sponsor foundation (Lebenshilfe Landshut) alike are all delighted at the sight of a tree donated to the centre. The tree, financed by Joh. Barth & Sohn (hop merchants) and Alexander Neidhart (fence construction), along with an accompanying seating area costing €3,000, not only improves the appearance of the garden and, in some years, will provide shade for the children – it is also a symbol of environmental awareness. “Sustainability is an issue for us, too”, said manager Manuela Pollner. “We are pleased with the addition to our garden’s tree population and would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you once again.”
The Kressbronn-Toril Education Programme (KTEP) has been helping people in need in the small town of Toril in the Philippines for nearly 25 years. The principal focus of the programme is on sustainable projects that help people in the long term to earn their own living. This programme was established by one of our employees, Dr. Reinhold Kugel, and his wife Aurora, and we are not only proud to have such committed employees, but are also glad to support them in voluntary work of this kind.
Since 2015 we have also been supporting the charitable organisation Lebenshilfe Nürnberg in a special way. We source the number plates for our vehicle fleet from the Lebenshilfe workshop for disabled people. We are pleased to support this social project and have also encouraged our employees to take advantage of this offer personally.
We’re proud of your volunteering.
Joh. Barth & Sohn’s attitude to social issues and its willingness to actively engage is also reflected in the private voluntary work done by our employees. They define the character of the company: it is only with considerate employees that we can be a considerate company. That’s why we support our employees’ commitment in various ways. Employees who take part in voluntary work in their free time are offered a choice of financial support, donations in kind or time off for this activity. The support provided ranges from financial assistance for youth teams, to material donations for relevant events, to paid time off for voluntary activities such as the voluntary fire brigade, local politics etc.
Every year, since 2010, some of our employees use their free time to take part in the B2RUN Corporate Run. This running event gives both runners and Nordic walkers the chance to combine the pleasures of sport and fundraising for charity together.
The course goes around the Nuremberg football club’s stadium and the nearby lake before the grand entrance into the stadium to cross the finish line. We have been represented by at least 12 runners every year since 2010. In 2014 we had as many as 22 entrants.
Our employees’ voluntary participation in this sport and charity event under our company name shows how our company community truly lives social sustainability.