In the global community, no man is an island.Our HANDS for Children initiative supports disadvantaged children all over the world. As an international company, we believe we have a duty to make our strengths and experience available to the worldwide community. Our retired employees make laboratory equipment by volunteering their time, we sell this in the normal way, and all and all profits are used to help children in need.As part of this initiative, we have supported Vision 2020, a project operated by the Christoffel-Blindenmission providing urgently needed equipment and operating rooms for blind people in Peru. In Ethiopia, we’ve supported the charity Menschen für Menschen, set up by actor Karlheinz Böhm. Our funds have helped to build schools, reducing illiteracy and offering children a brighter future.It is a great recognition for us that this initiative as well as our social project „I Know I cAn“ have been honored with the SME award for social responsibility.