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Two partners, one goal - we are stronger together!

At this point we would like to thank our cooperation partners. They have been supporting the work of the Red Cross, in some cases for many years, working with us to help people in need. Thank you very much!

Learn more more about specific partnerships or get inspired by our best practices.

amazon.de - Online banner and customer giving

Amazon has been supporting the GRC and other national societies in the case of disasters by placing banners on amazon.de. Banner placement on amazon.de took place for the first time following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan 2011. Since 2015 amazon.de customers can also donate directly via their Amazon customer account. Amazon waives the standard transaction fees and forwards 100 % of donations to the GRC.

Bayer – health stations on the Philippines

The BAYER Cares Foundation and the BAYER AG support the German Red Cross with donations for disaster relief and reconstruction. In response to typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines in November 2013 BAYER AG donated 100.000 Euro to the German Red Cross to fund immediate relief.    

Since July 2014, the Bayer foundation has supported the reconstruction of health stations on the Philippines with donations now totalling Euro 90.000. These funds were raised by Bayer AG employees.


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - Pro-Bono legal advice

International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is supporting GRC with legal advice on a pro bono basis. Based on the GRC's special role in humanitarian law, both partners agreed to extend their partnership further.

Daimler - Employee giving for GRC refugee relief

Car manufacturer Daimler has been supporting GRC activities for many years now, via corporate and employee giving. Foremost, Daimler is funding disaster relief activities, recently donating Euro 601.000 for refugee relief.

Hansaplast - Bringing first aid home

Hansaplast and GRC are partnering under the umbrella of "bringing first aid home". Since 2014, projects from the German Red Cross Youth recieved funding to establish first aid courses in elementary school. Additionally new marketing and teaching materials have been developed to upgrade Red Cross first aid courses according to a new framework.

Innocent - the big knit

Innocent has been cooperating with the German Red Cross for many years: Since 2011 we have worked together with the smoothy producer in the “Großes Stricken - the big knit” campaign. In this campaign the idea is to use some wool and some dexterity to knit as many hats as possible and do good. The hats are then used to decorate smoothy bottles, and for every bottle sold the company donates 20 cents to the GRC.

Merck - disaster relief partner

Merck supported the GRC to the tune of 250.000 Euro for its Ebola campaign in West Africa. Merck  has been a GRC partner since 2015. Most recently Merck engaged in a health project for the Lebanon, in which Red Cross volunteers deliver medical services to the local population, but also for the many refugees from Syria.

Pampers - Deutschland wird Kinderland

Seit 2015 unterstützt Procter&Gamble (P&G) mit der Marke Pampers die DRK-Großelterndienste im Rahmen der Initiative "Deutschland wird Kinderland".

Zudem spendete P&G im Rahmen der Flüchtlingshilfe über 1 Million Produkte an DRK-Einrichtungen. Zuvor engagierte sich das Unternehmen nach dem Hochwasser in Deutschland 2013 mit 250.000 Euro.

SAP – Wiederaufbau in Nepal

SAP und der SAP Soldarity Fund e.V. fördern regelmäßig Einsätze des DRK, aktuell z.B. ein Projekt im Bereich Shelter und Wiederaufbau in Nepal.

Auch nach der Balkan-Flut  und der Ebola-Epidemie wurde das Unternehmen und seine Mitarbeiter aktiv. Im Rahmen der Flüchtlingshilfe unterstützte SAP Rotkreuz-Gesellschaften in den Transit-Ländern Kroatien, Slowenien, Serbien und Türkei.

Sebapharma - health and hygiene

The Sebapharma GmbH & Co. KG supports GRC’s international work in the field of “health and hygiene”. The  partnership kicked off in March 2015 and is structured for a sustainable engagement in a WASH project in Togo. Coincidental with the international Day of Water, GRC president Dr. Rudolf Seiters was pleased to officially accept an oversized sebamed cleansing bar and a cheque for Euro 50 000. Both partners have expressed their interest to continue the cooperation until 2018.


Siemens - disaster relief

The Siemens AG has been supporting the Red Cross for many years:  Following particularly severe disasters, the company calls on its employees, regionally or globally, to raise funds and donate to the local Red Cross, matching all funds raised by the employees. After the earthquake in Nepal this generated Euro 650.000 for relief supplies. In addition, Siemens also sponsored a freight flight to Nepal.

Volkswagen - for a resilient society

Volkswagen AG has been joining forces with the GRC since 2014, working together for a more resilient society, for a future-ready rescue service and for the further development and distribution of innovative learning models in first aid. The car maker is also actively committed to the GRC’s emergency relief. In 2015 Volkswagen donated 200.000 Euros for disaster relief in Nepal. The Wolfsburg-based company’s employees arrange the voluntary staffing of GRC facilities providing refugee aid in Germany. 



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