Social responsibility

We live social responsibility and this means to us that we assume responsibility towards our society. We show our commitment in many ways. Here you will find some examples:

Little Scientists' House

Under the auspices of the BUTTING Akademie, we have for many years been supporting kindergartens in the Gifhorn district in a unique cooperation project: the Berlin-based “Haus der kleinen Forscher” (“Little Scientists’ House”) foundation, which began its activities in June 2008.

Its aim is to promote scientific and technical education in the early years all over Germany. The idea is to awaken an interest in natural phenomena in children as young as three to six, and give them the opportunity to experiment and find their own explanations for everyday scientific phenomena. In this way, every child can discover its own inclinations, interests and abilities in scientific matters.

Study sponsorship scheme

With the BUTTING study sponsorship scheme, we assist young people to fulfil their professional plans and meet the increasing demands of industry. With 15 places on our programme, we want to secure our own young talent at the same time. In future, the BUTTING Academy would also like to offer the study grant to other companies in the region, thus making a contribution to promoting our economic area.

Integration Workshop in Nordkreis Gifhorn district

The name of BUTTING has been inseparably linked to the Knesebeck region and stands for a clear value orientation based on Christian ethics. The BUTTING Akademie wishes to give a stimulus to the region’s people and companies alike and support their development along a successful, value-oriented path.

Against this background, the BUTTING Akademie gGmbH has taken over responsibility for the Integration Workshop in Nordkreis Gifhorn district. The goal of the integration work in the institution is to provide the refugees in our district with a comprehensive and equal participation in all areas of society.

Neue-Autetal-Schule Lüder: BUTTING supports school

In order to ensure the quality of life and future viability in our region, we need personalities who are courageous, responsible, self-reflective and creative and who are therefore able to act with entrepreneurial spirit and take responsibility for their actions. 

Hermann Butting hopes that Neue-Auetal-Schule in Lüder will follow the approach of discovering and promoting this potential and creating a space for holistic learning, which is why he has committed to supporting the school financially for three years. For the employees of BUTTING and also future professionals and executives, the Neue-Auetal-Schule in Lüder is an enrichment of the educational opportunities for our children and thus increases the attractiveness of our region as a place to live and work.

Encouragement of the forest kindergarten „Die Kienäppel“

It was the desire of a nature-based childcare in the region that let two women walk bravely on a new ground: They founded the forest kindergarten "Die Kienäppel" under this concept in Barwedel 2019.

That's the sort of courage that BUTTING hopes to see in our company and in socienty as well. So it was a labour of love for Hermann Butting to support this project for the benefit of our region and for more quality of life.

"Through our involvement, we can promote children's health and increase their environmental sensibility, while building a strong sense of community. These are the skills we want for our future employers and our society." (Hermann Butting)

BUTTING family makes donation for kindergarten in flood area

The Quellenstrasse kindergarten in Heimerzheim, North Rhine-Westphalia, fell victim to the great German flood disaster in July of this year. The premises as well as the outdoor facilities can no longer be used. The BUTTING Förderverein (Sponsoring Association) took up the contact and set up a fundraising campaign. A special thank you goes to Mr Hermann Butting, who had declared that he would be willing, in the end, to double the sum of the staff donations.

A sum of 25 000 euros was collected in a fundraising campaign by the BUTTING Sponsoring Association and recently handed over to the kindergarten management in the name of the entire BUTTING family. "With BUTTING’s donation we can implement a lot of creative ideas for our little ones – thank you so much for the great readiness of your staff family to help," says Michaela Biermann, head of the kindergarten.

New construction of a hospice

A hospice is characterised by a family-like atmosphere that provides warmth, security and safety. To achieve this, competent professional palliative medical and nursing care at the highest level is absolutely essential. 

UTTING supports the construction of a new hospice in Gifhorn. At the topping-out ceremony, Hermann Butting personally donated 100,000 euros for the new hospice building. Hermann Butting is convinced: "By making our donation, we are enabling many people – not just our employees – to spend the last phase of their lives in an appreciative and familiar atmosphere ... BUTTING also sees this as part of an improved quality of life."


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