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
2018 2017 2016
All expenditure
2,120,964 2,567,669 1,357,523

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

The lower expenditure in 2016 stemmed from the realignment of our CR strategy and the corresponding termination of many activities of the ERGO Group in Germany.

Our expenditure for community involvement in detail for 2018:

Donations 559,557    
Social sponsoring 838,018    
CR Memberships 126,026    
Donations in kind 15,801    
Political donations 75,000    
ERGO foundations 506,562    


Donations and social sponsoring expenses for community involvement according to challenges
2018 2017 2016
Projects contributing to the three global challenges

1. Mitigating effects of climate change

2. Improving access to healthcare

3. Enhancing risk awareness

1,087,503 1,264,209 266,083
Disaster relief 9,250 7,440 768
Other local projects and organisations 300,821 428,111 295,225
Total 1,397,575 1,699,760 562,076

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.