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Sustainability Report 2020: Interview with Elisabeth Nietz, Teamlead Project Consultants

Social Engagement is not just a job to Elisabeth Nietz, but a passion. For our sustainability report she told us how Scout24 gave back to society despite the corona pandemic.

Why are you part of the Cares team at Scout24?

Elisabeth: Social engagement is an important part of our culture at Scout24. It is even a passion for us in the Cares team and for many other Scouts. We want to make a contribution to the well-being of the society in which we live and work.

What was your most important project in 2020?

Elisabeth: Our most important project was our traditional Christmas wish tree charity. This year we fulfilled the wishes of 220 sick or socially disadvantaged children. The best thing about this project is the children’s laughter as gifts are handed over shortly before Christmas. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, we were only able to deliver the gifts in person to an organisation this time. But we found the photos very moving.

What effects did the coronavirus crisis have on your initiatives?

Elisabeth: 2020 was an unusual and challenging year. That made it all the more important to stick together. That is why we adapted our social engagement to this extraordinary period. Normally, the wishes in our Christmas tree wish project hang from our office Christmas tree and every Scout can take one of the cards. We completely digitised the project in 2020, so every Scout had the opportunity to take part from home. It worked out great!

For more info, please check out our sustainability report 2020 here.

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