Donations by Posteo in 2016
- Total donations made by Posteo:
- 29,600.00 EUR
- Of which, voluntary donations made by Posteo:
- 28,002.00 EUR
- Of which, donations from terminations (remaining credit):
- 1,598.00 EUR
It is important to us to encourage social engagement and to take responsibility as a company. We therefore support selected charitable organisations in the areas of climate and environmental protection, internet politics and freedom of opinion, as well as refugee aid.
On this page we outline the organisations to which we have made donations in the past year (here 2016).
Altogether, our donations for the year 2016 totalled 29,600 EUR. The year before it was another 24,350 EUR.
The total donated comes from both voluntary donations by Posteo and from the remaining credit of terminated email accounts whose holders decided to donate rather than receiving a refund.
Posteo donated to the following organisations during 2016:
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.
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.
Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) is one of the largest German environmental 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 measure 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 represented whistleblower Edward Snowden in Germany.
The German Red Cross (DRK) is one of the largest German help organisations. The DRK is active worldwide and can be present anywhere in the world in co-operation with partner organisations. In the face of the threat of climate change, the DRK has realised multiple projects along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support people internationally in combatting the effects of climate change. Our donations go towards a project in the Amazon in Peru, where 1.3 million people are acutely threatened by the increase in extreme weather events due to climate change. The donations are used to set up houses with secure architecture on raised platforms. In addition, blankets and hygiene kits are distributed and a health service set up.
netzpolitik.org is a journalistic platform for digital freedom rights and presents the most important debates and developments on the topic of 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.