Donations by Posteo in 2019
- Total donations made by Posteo:
- 44,500.00 EUR
- Of which, voluntary donations made by Posteo:
- 42,044.85 EUR
- Of which, donations from terminations (remaining credit):
- 2,455.15 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 2019).
Altogether, our donations for the year 2019 totalled 44,500.00 EUR. The year before it was another 40,600.00 EUR, in 2017 it was 34,600.00 EUR and in 2016 it was 29,600. 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 2019:
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.
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 garden. E-learning opportunities are also available to the nearby community.
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 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 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 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.
In addition to these donations, Posteo also sponsored:
Twice a year, the taz Academy invites 20 young journalists and activists to Berlin to produce a supplement together for the Berlin newspaper (Tageszeitung). 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.