Transparency notice: Our donations for 2019
Created at 19.February 2020, 20:00 | Category: Blog
Dear Posteo customers and interested parties,
We have a transparency notice for you: we have updated our donations page. On this page, we document the organisations that we financially supported during the previous year (2019).
Over the past year, we donated a total of 44,500 EUR. Of this, 42,045 EUR constituted voluntary donations by Posteo. The remaining 2455 EUR came from users that donated remaining credit when terminating their account. In comparison with the previous year, we were able to increase our donations in 2019 by 3900 EUR.
It is important to us that we encourage social engagement and take responsibility as a company.
Because of this, we donate to selected charitable organisations in the areas of environment and climate protection, internet politics and freedom of opinion, as well as refugee aid.
Posteo donated to the following organisations in 2019:
Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) is one of the largest German environmental organisations. Throughout Germany there are more than 2,000 voluntary BUND groups engaged with regional environmental topics. BUND is also engaged with climate protection, ecological agriculture and protection of threatened species, forests and water. BUND is the German member of the international environmental network, “Friends of the Earth”.
The European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) is engaged with legal measures for human rights. The ECCHR lawyers’ aim is to hold state and non-state actors legally accountable for grave human rights abuses. Among others, the ECCHR was founded in 2007 by human rights lawyer Wolfgang Kaleck, who represents whistleblower Edward Snowden in Germany.
netzpolitik.org is a journalistic platform for digital freedom rights and presents the important debates and developments about the internet. The platform documents how politics is changing the internet and society through regulation and the continued expansion of surveillance laws. With its work, netzpolitik.org wants to encourage people to become engaged for their digital freedom rights and an open society.
Reporters Without Borders:
Reporters Without Borders engages itself worldwide for freedom of the press and freedom of information. The organisation documents violations against freedom of the press and supports journalists that are in danger. Reporters Without Borders combats censorship and restrictive media laws.
UNICEF – Living Schools
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has been advocating for the health, education and rights of children and mothers in 190 countries since 1946. UNICEF is politically involved against the use of child soldiers and for protecting refugees and for implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Posteo supports the project Living Schools in Malawi. Schools are being built there that are based on principles of ecological awareness, e-learning and participation in decision-making. The schools have their own water supply system for clean drinking water and sanitation, use solar energy and teach about environmental protection in their school gardens. E-learning opportunities are also available to the nearby community.
UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe is the German offshoot of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It ensures the survival of refugees in acute crisis situations with life-saving emergency measures. UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe thus provides for sufficient supplies of water, food and medicines in refugee camps or regions that are hard to access, for example.
In addition to these donations, Posteo also sponsored in 2019:
taz – Panter Stiftung
Twice a year, the taz Academy invites 20 young journalists and activists to Berlin to produce a supplement together for the daily newspaper. In 2019 the subject was “Save the environment? Of course, but how?”. Posteo supported the climate workshop as a sponsor.
Reporters Without Borders – Press Freedom Awards
The Press Freedom Awards given by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) honours particularly courageous and independent journalists who will not be silenced despite adverse circumstances and great danger to life and limb. In 2019, Posteo donated the prize money for the “Courage” category in journalism.
Posteo does business sustainably and is independent. Our service is financed entirely by our customers’ account fees. There are no investors or advertising partners at Posteo. You are what makes our involvement in these projects possible. We thank you very much for helping to make a difference.
The Posteo team