Although the current situation requires us to maintain physical distance, we at Fujifilm Healthcare are figuratively (!) moving closer together right now.
Although the current situation requires us to maintain physical distance, we at Fujifilm Healthcare are figuratively (!) moving closer together right now. Turbulent times require extraordinary measures. The Fujifilm Healthcare team continues to work at full capacity, so you can continue to care for your patients with ease. Especially during these challenging times, we are proud to be at your side as a competent partner.
On Tuesday, 28 January 2020, FUJIFILM Europe GmbH handed over the clothing and monetary donations collected by staff and management to the Düsseldorf gutenachtbus (good night bus). The bus, supporting homeless people in the city, is an initiative by the vision:teilen e.V. foundation in cooperation with street magazine fiftyfifty.
Usually, the gutenachtbus can be spotted at night, supporting the homeless in the downtown areas or at the main train station. Today, however, it was already on the road at 11 a.m., as Brother Peter Amendt, Franciscan and head of vision:teilen e.V., and Daniel Stumpe, media and public relations officer at vision:teilen e.V., welcomed visitors from multi-technology company Fujifilm for the donation presentation at the foundation’s offices on Schirmerstrasse 27 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Peter Struik, Managing Director at FUJIFILM Europe GmbH, and Ulrike Grieb, chairwoman of the Works Council, brought the collected clothing donation and the symbolic check for the total donation amount of € 5,000, to the gutenachtbus and its carrier association vision:teilen. The Fujifilm workforce had raised donations of € 2,500 over the Advent Season, which management then doubled.
Today Fujifilm focuses on medical technology, which is why many of our products help people improve their health every day. As a company, we have set ourselves the task of creating value with precisely these products and our services. I am therefore particularly pleased that our workforce also carries this idea into local and social projects, such as the gutenachtbus, and is thus involved on site
explains Peter Struik, with a view to the commitment of the workforce.
Through various projects, Fujifilm employees had the opportunity to donate in ways that best suit each individual: During the entire Advent Season, clothes were donated which the gutenachtbus passes on directly to those in need or sells in its own second-hand shop for the benefit of the foundation. In the entire Fujifilm office building on Heesenstrasse in Heerdt / Düsseldorf, the red and white vision:teilen donation boxes were available for classic cash donations and every Wednesday in December 2019 the canteen offered a gutenachtbus menu, where part of each purchase price was added to the donation. At the Fujifilm Christmas Party Raffle, the workforce was able to buy lots and win prizes. Fortuna Düsseldorf, which has partnerships with both Fujifilm and vision:teilen e.V., also donated some prizes, such as fan scarves and VIP tickets for a home game. The proceeds from the raffle also go to the gutenachtbus.
Ulrike Grieb likes to remember the reactions of the Fujifilm workforce to the donation period in December:
Helping homeless people in our neighborhood during the cold season has been very well received by our colleagues, who have been very happy about the opportunity of direct donations of clothes and money.
The gutenachtbus supports homeless people with clothing, warm meals and conversation. This mobile support starts at 10 p.m. when many other points of contact are no longer available.
The gutenachtbus is one of three major projects by vision:teilen e.V. in Düsseldorf and is dedicated to the homeless in the city. We are very happy about Fujifilm’s commitment to this social initiative. The project is financed exclusively through donations and the need is now particularly great in winter
explains Franciscan and director of vision:teilen e.V., Brother Peter Amendt.
Fujifilm brought the topic of homelessness closer to its own workforce for the given occasion and also raffled off tickets for the Strassenleben city tour, an initiative of the street magazine fiftyfifty and the cultural center zakk, for a more intensive discussion of the topic. The city tours are led by (formerly) homeless fiftyfifty sellers and deal with personal stories of those affected and places for homeless people in Düsseldorf.
Summer is coming to a close. During the season many in Düsseldorf used the inviting weather for outdoor activities and barbecues on the river Rhine. As a result, a lot of waste, such as charcoal or packaging, has been left on the popular river banks.
On 3 September, Fortuna and its partner, multi-technology company Fujifilm, organised their first collective Social Day to collect garbage on the left river bank for one day.
We are entering our second season as an official Fortuna partner, and are happy to once again cooperate closely with a club with such a high degree of social and local engagement. For that reason, I am very happy about today’s shared commitment. At Fujifilm, sustainable business practices go hand in hand with sustainable use of resources. We have, for example, been using 100 percent renewable energy to power our state-of-the-art production facility in Tilburg, the Netherlands since 2016
explains Peter Struik, Managing Director FUJIFILM Europe GmbH.
We are happy to commence our second season as partners with an event such as this. A mindful approach to the environment is an integral part of the culture at Fortuna Düsseldorf. The fact that Fujifilm and Fortuna employees alike participate in this event is a fantastic signal.
Christian Koke, Chief Marketing Officer at Fortuna Düsseldorf, welcomes this team spirit .
The Fujifilm Management, being very supportive of neighbourliness and community engagement, granted a few hours of paid leave to its employees participating in the event.
Today’s garbage collection event is our way to make a small contribution to the environment in our neighbourhood. At the same time, we place great value on the idea of community and cooperation, which is why I am very happy to witness this joint event with our colleagues from Fortuna.
Martin Stade, Head of Corporate Communications at Fujifilm Europe, is happy to participate alongside a lot of colleagues.
We are delighted, that our partnership with our partner Fujifilm has led to this Social Day. Over the years, we have been participating in a variety of events like this one, such as the ‘Düsseldorfer Dreck-weg-Tag’, to do our part in keeping our city clean. This Social Day in cooperation with Fujifilm once again documents our approach to social responsibility
says Paul Jäger, Director CSR at Fortuna Düsseldorf.
Team spirit is an important aspect of the Social Day, so Awista, a Fortuna partner as well, disposes of the collected garbage and furthermore supports the industrious participants by providing 10 garbage tongs.
The environmental office of the city of Düsseldorf is also due a thank you, as it is already doing a part in alleviating the strain put on the river banks during the busy summer season by, for example, providing around 200 bins along the river. It furthermore supports today’s Social Day by providing disposable gloves, garbage bags and another 10 tongs.
In the evening, Fortuna partner Holger Gronski, has invited everyone involved for a barbecue at his PreSchoolSports establishment in Heerdt to bring the day to a close.
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