Between last October to December, 300 employees from the Ulm-based testing machine manufacturer ran 27,200 km for a good cause under the motto "ZwickRoell runs the world" . ZwickRoell is now donating 50 cents per kilometer to social institutions in Germany, China, South Africa and the USA.
60 days of running for a good cause – that was the goal for ZwickRoell employees from over 20 countries. No matter whether it was jogging, Nordic walking, or hiking, every kilometer counted toward the charity run. The top performers ran well over 700 km during this time frame, helping contribute to the grand total of 27,200 km.
The total donation amount rounds to 14,000 € and will go to a children's home in Capetown, South Africa, a children's hospital in Shanghai, China, and a cancer institute in Atlanta, GA. Employees were asked to make suggestions for a fourth non-profit organization that they personally support. As a result, the fourth organization that will be donated to is "Sport für alle e.V.", a sports club for socially disadvantaged children in Ulm, Germany.