As “the world’s emergency pharmacy”, action medeor has been working to improve healthcare in the poorest regions of the world since 1964. Working with local partners, it now supplies more than 10,000 medical clinics in 140 countries with medicines and medical equipment.
Health is a basic need of all human beings
Jungheinrich would therefore like to make its own decisive contribution. From the Board and the shareholder family down to individual employees, we have all decided to actively support action medeor in its work.
Jungheinrich entered into a partnership with action medeor in 2012, because we want to assume social responsibility, particularly in an area where our core expertise enables us to give valuable assistance. We provide support in the form of donations in kind, help with regular monetary donations and advice on matters relating to intralogistics. Our employees also generate more donations through our Donate your Pennies campaign, which is run in Jungheinrich companies in Germany, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Italy and the UK. Our commitment allows for the more efficient organisation of medical aid, enabling endless aid shipments to reach the destinations around the world where they are desperately needed.
Our commitment is sustainable and, above all, flexible. We try to help by providing the right resources at the right time. We also want to share our enthusiasm for the work of action medeor and to communicate it to all of our employees, business partners and customers. Our partnership will generate publicity for the organisation and help to spread the ideals of action medeor further in the world.
What does action medeor do?
Supplying medicines and equipment
action medeor supplies hospitals and health clinics in Africa, Asia and Latin America with medicines and medical equipment.
Emergency and disaster relief
Aid is also provided quickly in the event of earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, humanitarian crises and other emergencies and disaster situations.
Sustainable health projects and education
action medeor promotes the professional healthcare of tomorrow by training pharmacists and developing local infrastructures.
Medical supplies and logistics
The medicines are produced by action medeor in large quantities and then passed on at cost price or as donations. All essential medicines are warehoused at its headquarters in Germany.
How does Jungheinrich help?
Advice, material donations and financial aid
Jungheinrich supports a range of relief projects as required with material donations and financial aid as well as technical expertise. It has already been possible to equip medicines warehouses in Tanzania and Malawi – and warehouse at the organisation’s Tönisvorst headquarters has been extended.
Private commitment by the shareholder family
Inspired by our partnership with action medeor, Hanni von Kameke, granddaughter of our founder Dr Friedrich Jungheinrich, also supports the organisation with her private commitment in various projects in Tanzania.
Employees help – the Jungheinrich Donate your Pennies campaign
In five Jungheinrich countries, employees are already donating the amount “after the decimal point” on their payslips to various aid projects run by action medeor.