Links with Knorr-Bremse

Although Global Care is a legally separate entity, it has many close links with Knorr-Bremse itself.

As a company, Knorr-Bremse has a long tradition of supporting charitable activities at its various sites and now also provides Global Care with annual funding of one million Euros. The idea behind setting up the organization was to institutionalize the company’s various charitable activities world-wide and boost their effectiveness. Global Care’s structures, combined with its experience of working with many partner organizations, enable projects in the vicinity of company sites to be launched rapidly, organized efficiently and monitored consistently; but they also facilitate implementation of projects that are located further afield.

More than half of the total funded projects to date, has been implemented in collaboration with local company sites. There are various ways KB sites can become involved – for example by suggesting partner organizations or by submitting proposals for specific projects together with detailed construction and financial plans. In the past, local site managers have actively supervised individual projects, institutions supported by Global Care have collaborated with a specific site, or follow-up projects have been financed by the sites themselves. In such cases, these are, for obvious reasons, referred to as “Local Care Projects”.

Examples of supported projects at Knorr-Bremse sites

From Global Care to Local Care

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