SOCIAL COMMITMENT

As a company with a long tradition, Klöckner & Co considers it its duty to contribute to the well-being of society. Active involvement in the immediate neighborhood of our corporate headquarters and branches is important and an identity-forming factor for our company. Our aim is to ensure that our financial contributions benefit those who really need them. As our national companies are best able to assess the individual needs in their

As our national companies are best placed to assess the individual needs in their regions, they carry out their donation and sponsorship activities independently. Supporting selected individual projects in the fields of science, sports, art and culture is just as important to us as the ongoing promotion of educational initiatives and the integration of refugees into our society.

Klöckner & Co pursues a clear and long-term strategy in supporting charitable projects in Germany: We want to sustainably improve the educational situation of socially disadvantaged children in our immediate environment. To achieve this goal, we focus our contribution on local education and primary care projects from which as many children and young people as possible can benefit. For more than ten years now, our focus has been on district work in Duisburg-Marxloh, which is characterized by a high proportion of residents with an immigrant background. We cooperate with schools, children's and youth facilities, and regional foundations.

In 2012, in collaboration with the Ruhr Piano Festival Foundation, we developed the multi-award-winning education project for the musical and artistic promotion of children and implemented it for the first time with two schools. Five schools from Duisburg-Marxloh are now involved. In 2021, a new offering for daycare centers was added, the content of which is closely related to the basic musical work at elementary schools. This focuses on the transition from kindergarten to school and opens up another field of activity for cultural district work.

2021, Klöckner & Co has also reaffirmed its social commitment to the non-profit ReDI School of Digital Integration (ReDI School) and will continue to support the children's and youth program in Duisburg-Marxloh as a main sponsor. Klöckner & Co has been the main sponsor of the ReDI School since it was founded in 2015, providing the program school not only with financial resources but also, for example, with premises in kloeckner.i's Digital Lab in Berlin. Since then, five graduates of the ReDI School have been taken on as employees at kloeckner.i, where they work primarily in software development.

In August 2019, Klöckner & Co and ReDI School jointly initiated the additional location in Duisburg-Marxloh. The programming school has developed very positively despite the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic: About a year and a half after the launch of the children and youth program in Duisburg-Marxloh, the number of participating students has grown from an initial 70 to 340. Notwithstanding the strong growth, the focus of the children and youth program continues to be on promoting career integration, learning technical skills and soft skills, and building media literacy.

Internationally, each country sets its own priorities within the framework of our donation guidelines. Our national organization in Switzerland, for example, has been particularly committed to young professionals (under 23 years of age) since 2005 and is a gold partner in "SwissSkills. The competition promotes top performance in around 60 occupations and raises the public profile of vocational training, especially the dual system.

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