We support social projects and organizations

... because we care about people.

We are committed to various projects for people who require aid and assistance quickly and unbureaucratically. For this purpose, we support regional and local initiatives as well as selected organizations and projects nationwide.

Our top priority in all our cooperation is appreciation, respect and understanding for each other’s needs, as we are convinced that these values are the basis of all interactions.

Eberhard Thiele @ OÖ Kinderkrebshilfe

Mission „Lächeln auf Kindergesichter zaubern“

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We are always on the move

Doing sports for a good cause – with our health project #GLSbewegt our employees collected thousands of kilometers through exercise, which were converted into a donation.

The aim of the initiative was not only to work out and lead a healthy and conscious lifestyle, but also to raise money for these activities. More than 240.000 kilometers were the result, which GLS converted into a donation of € 12.000.

This amount was donated to two charity organizations which were chosen by our employees: € 6.000 went to the Austrian Children’s Cancer Aid, the other € 6.000 were given to an Austrian Animal Welfare Organisation.

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Press release: Doing sports for a good cause

With the #GLSbewegt health project, GLS Austria has asked its employees to collect kilometers through exercise in order to then convert them into a donation. The college did not need to be told twice and "sported" a considerable sum.

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GLS Austria supports Austrian Children's Cancer Aid

Support where support is urgently needed

The Austrian Children’s Cancer Aid primarily provides direct help for families who have run into financial difficulties as a result of their child’s illness and moreover helps financing child-friendly equipment for oncological wards.

Our employees have decided to support this important and irreplaceable work financially and therefore we’ve donated half of the kilometers collected – which means € 6.000 – to the children’s cancer aid. We hope that our small contribution to this vital work will put some smiles on children’s faces.

GLS Austria supports the Austrian animal protection association

A shelter for animals

A healthy lifestyle pays off, as our #GLSbewegt initiative shows: we are not only healthier, but also able to support animals. Half of the amount collected, namely € 6.000, went to the Austrian animals’ protection association, dedicated to animal welfare.

The animal protection association Assisi-Hof in Stockerau, whose intention is to offer injured, abandoned and rejected animals a place of refuge, is currently being set up. In order to be able to quickly give animals in need a home, we are involved in the construction of species-appropriate housings and stables.

GLS Austria ist ORF Licht ins Dunkel Smaragdpartner

Licht ins Dunkel - strong together.

For many of us 2022 wasn’t a particular easy year as not really positive topics dominated the news: the war in the Ukraine and the associated economic consequences, the energy crisis, horrifying news about climate change and last but not least Corona made life difficult.

For this reason, we have decided to support the ORF fundraising campaign LICHT INS DUNKEL again as an Emerald partner and donate € 15.000. Thus, we are able to help where people are facing existential challenges.

Christian Schöninger, Managing Director at GLS Austria

Of course we've hoped that we would collect tons of kilometers with our initiative „Moving for a good cause“ – and the fact that we have circled the earth more than six times shows what a great team we have.

Christian Schöninger, Managing Director at GLS Austria

Our engagement

Fire brigades exercise at GLS

Compulsory exercise for voluntary fire brigades

Our helpers in need - in November 2022 we were fortunate enough to welcome the voluntary fire brigades FF Freindorf, FF Ansfelden, FF Nettingsdorf and BTF Papier Nettingsdorf on our premises for their obligatory exercise check. A fire scenario and a traffic accident were simulated.

The people to be rescued in this "fire event" were some of our colleagues. They were evacuated from various dangerous situations and handed over to the rescue team for first aid. The exercise has shown that all the teams work together perfectly and are prepared for emergencies.