Zott employees thank clinic personnel in Donauwörth und Günzburg
- For their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic: Gift cards for employees at hospitals in Donauwörth and Günzburg
- Donations to Kartei der Not and the Radio 7 Drachenkinder
Employees at Zott, the gourmet dairy, thanked clinic personnel at the Donau-Ries clinic in Donauwörth, the district clinic in Günzburg, and the Günzburg regional hospital for their untiring and ongoing work under the difficult conditions posed by the coronavirus crisis. As a token of their appreciation, the Mertingen company provided gift cards to employees at the three institutions at a value of 8,000 euros per clinic. These gift cards can be redeemed at the Zott Genusswelt in Asbach-Bäumenheim and the factory store in Günzburg.
Employees at the clinics, including doctors, nurses, and cleaning staff, have done outstanding work in the fight against the coronavirus under difficult conditions, always keeping the well-being of their patients in focus. “Our employees wanted to give at least some of those workers who are under such a heavy load due to the pandemic a special sign of appreciation for all of their hard work. Although the gift cards cannot change the situation at these hospitals, hopefully they will help the staff to relax and enjoy life a bit outside of their stressful everyday work at the clinics” says Dieter Wiedenmann, HR Manager at Zott.
Donations for regional aid projects
In addition, Zott employees donated 7,500 euros to the Kartei der Not in Augsburg. This foundation supports people in the Bavarian-Swabian and adjacent Upper Bavarian regions who have fallen onto hard times through no fault of their own. Another 7,500 euros were donated to Radio 7 Drachenkinder. Within the Radio 7 broadcast region, where the Zott Günzburg site is located, this charity campaign helps sick, disabled and traumatized children and teenagers through providing financial support to different institutions, projects and families.
The total amount in gifts and donations came from the budget provided to employees by the Zott general management for internal departmental Christmas celebrations. Since these celebrations were canceled due to the coronavirus, the employees and Works Council asked if they could donate the funds set aside for the purpose. The general management was happy to fulfill their request.
Representatives from Zott hand over the package of gift cards to the Donau-Ries Clinic. From left: Zott HR Manager Dieter Wiedenmann, Head of Nursing Services Michaela Rechner, Medical Director Dr. Thomas Eberl, Clinic Staff Council Chair Wolfgang Ullrich, Zott Works Council Chair Richard Schmidt. Photo: Zott