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
2019 2018 2017
All expenditure
2,195,241 2,168,919 2,567,669

Expenditure for community involvement includes donations, social sponsorships and CR-memberships as well as in-kind giving, political donations and expenditure of the foundations.

Our expenditure for community involvement in detail:

Donations 597,691    
Social sponsoring 746,822    
CR memberships 61,761    
In-kind giving 5,638    
Political donations 95,500    
ERGO foundations 687,829    


Expenses for community involvement according to challenges addressed
2019 2018 2017
Projects contributing to the three global challenges1

1. Mitigating effects of climate change

2. Improving access to healthcare

3. Enhancing risk awareness
1,008,613 1,130,918 1,324,447
Disaster relief 106,867 9,250 7,440 
Other local projects and organisations 290,795 410,888 454,537
In-kind giving 5,637 15,801 4,268
Political donations 95,500 95,500 93,000
Foundations 687,829 506,562 683,977
Total 2,195,241 2,168,919 2,567,669
1 Expenditure includes donations, social sponsoring and CR memberships (no in-kind giving).

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.