Our solidarity fund is endowed with € 100,000 per year and is used to help employees and their families in times of hardship. If it is not used by our employees, we happily pass the money on to social institutions and people experiencing hardship in our region.
We also place work orders with social institutions. At pro mente Dornbirn, people with mental health issues can find suitable employment and support. In 2017, we transferred € 17,000 to this institution for packing work.
We donate goods to the McDonald’s Kinderhilfe foundation.
We also provide products to the Vorarlberg institution Tischlein Deck Dich, which hands out free food to people in need.
In 2017, among other things, we gave € 25,000 from our solidarity fund to the Schulheim Mäder (a day school and therapy centre for children with disabilities) to support it in its exemplary work.
Photo from left to right: Werner Gunz, Headmistress Maria Bauer-Debois (Schulheim Mäder), Managing Director Mag. Arnt Buchwald (Schulheim Mäder), Simone Gunz
In Austria, employers are obliged to hire at least one registered disabled worker for every 25 employees. At Gunz, we are firm believers in this directive and fulfil our requirement more than 100%.