With people and connections as our guiding principles, WAGO USA participates in various efforts to better the community. Employees donate in three blood drives for the Blood Center of Wisconsin annually, which constitutes enough donations to save over 130 lives a year. Additionally, WAGO participates in the Coats for Kids drive, supplying warm clothing and coats to children from low income families; less fortunate families in our community can also count on WAGO to help bring more cheer into their homes every Holiday season through the Adopt-a-Family Program.
These are just a few examples of how WAGO engages with its community collectively. All WAGO branches and affiliates are committed to giving back to their communites around the world.
Engagement without Borders: WAGO International
We consider it our duty to support the local community at all our international locations as well.
In Germany, our international headquarters, employees are commited to a wide range of community projects that include the "Minden Refugee Partners" network, which, with a host of companies, services and educational organizations supports new citizens settle into German society. In the same vein, we also support a project led by the Association of German Engineers called "Refugees MINT Integration".
Education is an area WAGO Germany is very committed to, as well; thus, in collaboration with regional high schools and colleges, we organize regular events to encourage young people to pursue careers in technical fields. We also host an "Occupational Training Day" which gives students a glimpse inside our company and the various training and educational opportunities available.
Switzerland also takes time to invest in the next generation with its "National Future Day". This project focuses on changing boys’ and girls’ perceptions and encourages them to pursue their aspirations without regard to gender. In addition, we foster and maintain partnerships with nearby schools and educational facilities to co-host events and sponsor regional projects.
WAGO China founded the “Community Service Volunteer Association” to get involved, help others and give something back to the community. The members’ activities include visits to nursing homes and care facilities, as well as engagement with kindergartens and schools after work. Through these activities, WAGO strives to set an example, demonstrate compassion and serve the community. WAGO China has already launched several community projects in the past, such as clothing drives for impoverished regions and raising donations for victims of the Tianjin Tanggu explosion.
At our location in France, comprehensive networking and promotion of young people pursing technical careers is vital. Our engineers help shape school textbooks by acting as technical consultants, and our AUTOMATION experts serve as lecturers at the university. Our employees also get involved outside of technical fields; a good example of this is participation in marathons to raise money for disabled children.