Our figures for community involvement

Community involvement has a long tradition at ERGO. Within the scope of our shared value approach, we now concentrate on three global challenges which are closely associated with our key business: mitigating the effects of climate change, improving access to healthcare and enhancing risk awareness.

Expenditure for community involvement
2016 2015 2014
All expenditure
1,357,523 2,346,979 1,886,344

Expenditure for community involvement includes donations, social sponsorships and CR-memberships as well as donations in kind, political donations and expenditure of the foundations. In the year 2016, Group-wide data collection, therefore also the quality of the data, was once again substantially improved. The figures are, thus, only partially comparable with the expenditure from 2014 and 2015.

The visible reduction in spending in comparison to 2015 and 2014 has to do with the realignment of our Corporate Responsibility strategy and the associated activities (see strategy).

Our expenditure for community involvement in Detail:

Donations 500,752    
Social sponsoring 61,324    
CR Memberships 128,293    
Donations in kind 26,247    
Political donations 75,000    
ERGO foundations 565,908    


Donations and social sponsoring expenses for community involvement according to challenges:

Projects contributing to the three global challenges

1. Mitigating effects of climate change

2. Improving access to healthcare

3. Enhancing risk awareness

Disaster relief 768    
Other local projects and organisations 295,225    
Total 562,076    

Political donations

ERGO encourages the process of democratic politics and supports the following parties to this end: Bündnis90/Die Grünen, CDU, CSU, FDP and SPD. They all receive the same amount donated, corresponding with an annual total amount of 75,000 Euro for each party. The donations are transferred solely to the party headquarters at federal level.

In addition, membership fees are paid to party affiliated organisations. These may not exceed 25,000 Euro per business year for ERGO.