DKV Seguros will donate €103,474 in aid to 9 organisations, within the framework of the XII Call for grants for social healthcare projects and projects for disabled persons. Over 120,000 people will benefit directly from this aid. The most voted projects will receive up to twelve thousand euros, taken from the DKV fund of 103,000 euros to finance the causes in any of the five categories established: health and environment, patient support, disability, active ageing and disease prevention and health promotion, which includes two winning subcategories to award to projects aimed at improving health and the quality of life of needy people, and the prevention of eating disorders.
The nine winning projects have been chosen from 63 finalists, thanks to more than 28,000 votes placed by employees, insurance brokers, health workers, clients and suppliers and also the general public, who have selected the projects that will receive economic aid through the campaign “Tú decides. Tell us which project you would like to support. Leave the rest to us."
Since 2005, DKV Seguros has funded 90 entities with over one million euros and it has benefited over 262,700 people. The aim of this initiative is to support social projects with a view to improving the well-being and quality of life of needy people.
The purpose is to encourage stakeholders to submit and sponsor projects.
In this edition, five new categories were established, grouped according to the type of selection of the winning companies:
Categorías de voto abierto
En la selección de los ganadores de esta categoría podían participar cualquier persona que tuviese interés en hacerlo. One winner is selected for each of these categories. Project types:
– Proyectos salud y medio ambiente (1 ganador): Environmental projects that have a positive impact on the health of people. Initiatives to disseminate communication campaigns to raise awareness about the influence of environmental factors on health.
– Apoyo a pacientes (1 ganador): projects that improve the health and the quality of life of ill people and which also provide respite care for patients and/or family members.
Closed vote categories:
The selection of winners in this category is only open to persons included in the DKV Seguros interest groups (clients, brokers, employees, suppliers and practitioners). For each of these categories, two winning projects were selected. Project types:
– Prevención y promoción de la salud (2 ganadores):
o Proyectos que mejoren la salud y la calidad de vida de personas desfavorecidas (infancia, mujeres, adicciones, enfermedades minoritarias, personas mayores) (1 ganador).
or Eating disorders: Help for people, especially children and young people, suffering from eating disorders such as bulimia/anorexia and childhood obesity (1 winner).
– Discapacidad (2 ganadores): Projects that provide support to social and employment programmes for persons with physical, sensory, mental or intellectual disabilities.
– Envejecimiento activo (2 ganadores): Projects designed to improve the quality of life of senior citizens, with special emphasis on disease prevention and maintenance of cognitive faculties.
In the category “Disability”, a technical tie was declared between the companies Lacus Aragón and Paso Bureak as there was little difference in the number of votes.
Winners of the XII Call for Grants for Social and Environmental Projects
DKV believes that companies have a social responsibility to the public and has made a commitment to sustainable development. The company argues that the need to monetise, through good products and good service, is compatible with the pursuit of social and environmental benefits.
In fact, corporate responsibility is one of the pillars on which the company's strategy is based. Corporate responsibility is part of its corporate mission, as a key aspect in the way of understanding the company's business and is based on responding to the expectations of all stakeholders: employees, customers, doctors, brokers, governmental agencies, society, etc.
The insurance company hopes to continue expanding the number of beneficiaries of its Aid to Social and Environmental Projects in the coming years, in line with the aim of the company's health-based Corporate Social Responsibility project.
The DKV Group is part of ERGO, one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe. ERGO, with a presence in more than 30 countries, focuses its activities in Europe and Asia. It offers an extensive range of insurance products, pensions and services. ERGO employs 43,000 people, either as salaried employees or as self-employed insurance agents. ERGO is part of Munich Re, one of the leading reinsurers and risk carriers worldwide.
In Spain, the DKV Group has a presence throughout the country. It has an extensive network of branch offices and doctor's offices and a staff of almost 2,000 employees who provide service to 2 million customers.