Donations by Posteo in 2021
- Total donations made by Posteo:
- 59,500.00 EUR
- Of which, voluntary donations made by Posteo:
- 56,138.93 EUR
- Of which, donations from terminations (remaining credit):
- 3,361.07 EUR
It is important to us to encourage social engagement and to take responsibility as a company. We therefore donate to carefully selected organisations in the fields of environmental and climate protection, digital freedom and freedom of expression, as well as refugee and humanitarian emergency aid.
On this page we outline the organisations to which we have made donations in the past year (here 2021).
Altogether, our donations for the year 2021 totalled 59,500 EUR. The year before it was another 58,600 EUR, in 2019 it was 44,500 EUR, in 2018 it was 40,600 EUR, in 2017 it was 34,600 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 customers decided to donate.
Posteo donated to the following organisations during 2021:
Doctors Without Borders was founded in France in 1971. The German section was added in 1993. Today, MSF (Médicins Sans Frontières) is an international network that provides emergency medical aid in over 70 countries. As a humanitarian medical organisation, Doctors Without Borders is committed to providing high-quality and efficient health care in countries where people's survival is at risk due to diseases, wars and disasters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posteo has also donated to the following organisations in the past:
The Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte e.V. (GFF) is a donation-funded organisation that defends fundamental and human rights by legal means. The association promotes democracy and civil society, protects against disproportionate surveillance and digital screening, and advocates for equal rights and social participation for all people.
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 went 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.
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.