As a company, we are aware of our social responsibility. To make the world a sustainably better place for everyone, we support selected projects and cooperate with various organizations.
Commitment is the only way to make a difference. Be it in cultural, social or ecological terms. This applies to every individual and especially to companies like us. That is why we are committed to causes that are close to our hearts and promote the issue of sustainability at many levels. For example, we support various funding projects, organize conferences, give expert lectures and produce our own studies and publications focusing on climate change, decarbonization and impact investing.
FERI attaches great importance to the topic of education (deeper insights = better education). Therefore, our social commitment is particularly focused on SDG 4 "Quality Education". We are convinced that many other aspects of sustainable social stability and development are positively influenced via qualitative and targeted education.
As part of FERI4Education, we cooperate with schools in Bad Homburg to spark students' interest in careers and courses of study related to sustainability during career information days and workshops.
Since 2021, we support the Kinderschutzbund Kreisverband Hochtaunus, because equal education for children is particularly close to our hearts. And that is exactly what Kristina Odak and her team do every day here in Bad Homburg.
This year, as part of our internal #FERIhilft campaign, we supported the Kinderschutzbund to help refugee children and mothers from Ukraine get off to a good start here in Bad Homburg. Thanks to the commitment of our colleagues, more than €20,000 was raised, which will enable the long-term implementation of the childcare program.
At FERI, helping the affected people from/in Ukraine is very close to our hearts. Inspired by suggestions from our colleagues, we supported various aid campaigns over the course of the year.
The projects selected were as diverse as our locations. But financial help is not enough for our colleagues - they often became active there themselves.
Together with our parent company, we offset our CO2 emissions through selected climate protection projects run by the ClimatePartner organization. These not only plant trees in regional forests, but also work to protect forests and species in the Peruvian Amazonas region, for example through environmental education for the local population.
Thanks to this commitment, we are a climate-neutral company within the Group.
We put great importance to using clean energy for our daily work and are constantly looking for new ways to further reduce our environmental footprint. For example, we have been sourcing green electricity for all our sites since 2019 and offer our employees a wide range of e-vehicles (cars and e-bikes) to make the journey to work and to customers as emission-free as possible. At the in-house e-pumps at our headquarters in Bad Homburg, these - but also the private e-vehicles of FERI employees - can be charged during working hours so that they can be mobile at all times.
Since 2020, we have had little striped subtenants in our front garden in Bad Homburg - the FERI bees. What originally served to protect the bee population and thus promote biodiversity quickly developed into a personal matter of the heart for us. The FERI bees are now an integral part of our sustainability concept and additionally delight us several times a year with their "liquid gold". They also find the nectar for this on our green roof areas.
We support selected initiatives and institutions in order to contribute to the further development and dissemination of public perception on the subject of sustainability:
FERI attaches great importance to open discourse on topics of strategic relevance. We maintain a lively exchange with business leaders, researchers and thought leaders, especially within the framework of interdisciplinary networks. In addition, we maintain close contacts - often in the form of targeted collaborations and joint projects - with renowned institutions such as the World Economic Forum (WEF), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Club of Rome, St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences, Mannheim University of Economics and Business, European Business School (EBS), Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, and many others. Numerous relevant initiatives and network contacts are bundled in the FERI Cognitive Finance Institute, the strategic research center and think tank of the FERI Group.
CSR & Cooperation Management
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