€100,000 from a residual cent fund of the MAN Truck & Bus workforce will go to the United Nations (UN) refugee aid to support people suffering from the war in Ukraine. The participating employees of MAN’s German sites and companies collect cents from their pay slips in the “Restcentkasse” – this serves as capital to be able to provide greater support in emergency situations at short notice and without great expense.
The money flows into the “employee donation”, which was set up by company and employee representatives at Volkswagen Group level and which at MAN was sponsored by HR Director Arne Puls and the former Chairwoman of the Group Works Council Irmi Maucher.
“We are pleased that we have the opportunity to respond quickly for the MAN workforce in view of the great humanitarian need resulting from the war,” says Chief Human Resources Officer Arne Puls. “MAN employees show solidarity with people in need. This is shown by the great willingness to donate material goods in the current crisis, and MAN employees are now demonstrating this with the donation from the remaining cent fund.”
The money goes to the account provided by UN refugee aid for the situation in Ukraine. Volkswagen has been a partner of UN Refugee Aid, the national partner of the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, for many years. UNHCR is working closely with the authorities in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to organise emergency aid. Aid workers are on standby to provide humanitarian aid and to supply the Ukrainian population with everyday necessities. Meanwhile, the Volkswagen Group has already donated one million euros on behalf of all its brands to the UN Refugee Agency’s emergency relief efforts.