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
2017 2016 2015
All expenditure
2,567,669 1,357,523 2,346,979

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 2015.

In 2017, expenses for our community involvement increased due to new CR projects and the transfer of companies from Munich Health to ERGO International.

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

Donations 736,864    
Social sponsoring 962,897    
CR Memberships 104,664    
Donations in kind 4,267    
Political donations 75,000    
ERGO foundations 683,977    


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

1. Mitigating effects of climate change

2. Improving access to healthcare

3. Enhancing risk awareness

1,264,209 266,083  
Disaster relief 7,440 768  
Other local projects and organisations 428,111 295,225  
Total 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.