Public Responsibility

Companies can only be successful in a socially responsible environment. Not only within our company which has a long tradition of community, but also through our promotion of social, cultural and sporting projects. We support numerous clubs and institutions at our headquarters in Bitterfeld-Wolfen and also across Germany:

  • Co-sponsoring of the Chess Olympics in 2008
  • Cooperation with the University of Leipzig (Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI)
  • Cooperation with Anhalt University: internships and dissertations by students, funding of scholarships
  • Sports sponsoring, e.g. German Champion 200m Theresa Michalak

The support of families, young people and children is just as important as the cultural heritage of photography to us. Studies have shown that playing chess has  a series of positive effects on children. This has to be encouraged. For example, the “association chess for children in mid Germany”, which has been active in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony and Thuringia since 2013, has launched a project called "chess for children in mid Germany". In Bitterfeld-Wolfen, the financing of this project is completely taken over by ORWO Net GmbH.

We strive to promote the innate potential of young people by supporting the annual student business plan contest "futurego". This initiative by the State of Saxony-Anhalt encourages students to take an entrepreneurial approach and assesses business plans based on their own business ideas.

In addition, we are focused on community action resulting from our role as a "good neighbour" at our traditional location in Bitterfeld-Wolfen. For years, we have been working closely with the "Wolfener Werkstätten", a welfare workshop project for handicapped people. The cooperation is a great help and joy for the people of the workshops as well as for us.