The group is actively working for the betterment of the people who are affected by the floods. They have granted their employees a leave of absence for servicing the flood affected areas and has also ordered their company’s own fire department to help people and has also announced a donation of 1.5 Million Euros. Complete Details are available in the press release below.
The BMW Group and its employees have responded quickly and directly to help repair damage from the widespread, catastrophic flooding in many areas. The company will make a donation of 1.5 million euros. The BMW fire service and a large number of employees have already provided local support throughout the area.
The donation will be made available to the areas around the BMW plants in Dingolfing/Landshut, Regensburg/Wackersdorf and the Leipzig-Halle region, and disbursed in close consultation with local authorities and districts.
The company is exploring how affected retail partners in the flooded areas can also receive assistance.
Employee service in flood areas
Various support activities got underway in parallel at the above BMW Group locations in recent days. Employees who volunteer or are actively involved with rescue and aid organisations were granted a leave of absence for this purpose by the BMW Group.
Over the past few days, the BMW fire service has primarily assisted with draining of contaminated water, utilising special vehicles from the Regensburg, Munich, Dingolfing and Landshut plants’ fire services and the corresponding command vehicles. Vehicles and team were provided by the BMW Group at no cost.
Future activities with employee participation
The BMW Group is planning further activities to support flood victims.
For example, employees at the Regensburg and Dingolfing/Landshut sites have decided to turn the planned employee sports day in Regensburg into a project entitled “Helping instead of running”. According to external requirements, employees from the site will be taken on buses provided by the plant to specific interventions over the next few days in coordination with the local authorities. The cost savings from the sports day will also be redirected to the region.
Over the coming weeks, planned employee donation drives, including the Employee Day in Leipzig in July, will be reconfigured to benefit flood victims instead.
Source: BMW Group