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WKK Cares - our commitment to the world

Our way to give something back to the world

Support for environmental and social projects - local and worldwide

Under the name "WKK Cares" we have made it our mission to donate part of the profits we generate for charitable purposes. Interested in the WKK Recycle program? Click here to read more about it.

Every year we support various projects in the following areas:

  • Environment, sustainability & protection of species
  • Education
  • Health promotion
  • Disaster relief
  • Famine
  • General humanitarian aid

The annual budget for WKK Cares is donated in full and is broken down as follows each year:

  • 50% goes to a major project
  • 50% is initially held back for acute cases. If, fortunately, no acute case (e.g. natural disasters) occurs, the rest will be donated to one or more major projects

In practice this mean that, for example, 50% would be donated to cleaning up the oceans of plastic. Should a disaster occur, such as the bushfires in Australia in 2019, part of the remaining 50%, e.g. 25%, will first be donated to aid organizations that provide aid on the ground. If there is still a balance left at the end of the financial year, it will either be donated to other projects or urgent aid purposes.

The decision which projects and humanitarian aid will be supported is made together by all employees of WKK.

In other words, WKK Cares is a kind of relief fund of WKK.

In the following, we would like to briefly present some of the projects we support - only together can we preserve our planet and make it a better place for all inhabitants, whether human or animal.

Some of our supported projects

GIRO555 January 2023

Turkey and Syria were recently been struck by a devastating earthquake. The impact has been widespread and tens of thousands of people have been killed.
The people are in desperate need of help, which mainly can be done by giving financial support for food, clean water, medicine, tools and material.

We kindly ask everyone who can to donate via the link below. Of course we've done so as well.

Website: https://giro555.nl/

Logo Deutsche Krebshilfe December 2022
Deutsche Krebshilfe

The Deutsche Krebshilfe is continuously committed to cancer research.
They also initiate projects to improve the lives of people with cancer and create awareness of health risks among the population.
WKK supports this project with 50% of the "WKK Cares" budget 2022.

Website: www.krebshilfe.de

Logo of the SOS-Kinderdorf January 2022

Giving children a safe home - that is the task of the organization SOS-Kinderdorf.
As a political and denominational independent social organization, SOS-Kinderdorf creates the opportunity to make the world a little bit better.
The SOS-Kinderdorf is one of the major support associations in the global umbrella organization SOS Children's Villages International.
WKK supports this project with 50% of the "WKK Cares" budget 2022.

Website: www.sos-kinderdorf.de

The Ocean Cleanup Logo April 2020 & July2022
The Ocean Cleanup

Ambitious project of a young Dutchman.
A kind of funnel moves along the water surface using currents and collects plastic waste floating on the water surface.
WKK supports this project with 50% of the "WKK Cares" budget 2020.

Website: www.theoceancleanup.com

Oxfam Novib Yearly
Oxfam Novib

Over a period of more than 60 years, the organization has grown into an international movement that advocates for equal rights and equal opportunities.
Together with local partners, Oxfam Novib is working on structural solutions to prevent poverty and inequality in the long term.
WKK has been supporting Oxfam Novib with an annual donation for several years.

Website: https://www.oxfamnovib.nl/


WKK Recycle Program

To make a contribution in the battle against environmental pollution and the shortage of plastics, we have introduced a recycling program at WKK. Plastics such as polyamide 6.6 are an elementary component and have become indispensable in many places in the modern world. Their special properties make them the preferred material for many products. The amount of plastic produced worldwide has increased from 1.5 million tons worldwide to 370 million tons in the past 70 years.

Manufacturers also notice the lack of raw materials for plastics and the reliance on companies on oil-producing countries and their pricing policies. In addition, the export of plastic waste is becoming difficult. One way to counter this is with the reusable cable ties that WKK offers. These can be an advantage in office environments or when bundling cables. Still, there are many situations where a regular cable tie is more useful, as the chances of it ever having to be cut are very slim.

To take matters into our own hands, we have introduced a recycling program at WKK. The aim is to collect used cable ties to create a recycling system these products.

To participate in the program, our customers can collect their used cable ties and send them to the nearest WKK facility. The cable ties can also be brought in personally. WKK collects the used cable ties and sends them to a partner for recycling. In this way, we contribute together.

Do you have questions about the WKK Recycling Program? Please feel free to contact our advisors via sales@wkk-europe.com or +31 (0)13 571 21 71.