GIG has made corporate social responsibility a core element of its corporate philosophy from the very beginning.
GIG is a member of JOBLINGE. In this initiative, companies like BMW and the Boston Consulting Group join forces with the public sector and private individuals to help young people from underprivileged backgrounds. The aim of the initiative is to give disadvantaged teens and young adults real career prospects through suitable vocational training, volunteer mentoring and support throughout their training program. With a success rate exceeding 70%, JOBLINGE has made great strides in permanently integrating these youths in the workforce and society at large.
GIG has also sponsored local teams in Berlin for many years.
It sponsors SCC Volleyball’s youth and junior league teams, the FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin e.V. soccer team, the BR Volleys pro volleyball team, the ECC Preussen ice hockey club and various individual athletes such as Olympic speed skater Samuel Schwarz.
The sport sponsoring program also includes an inline hockey team: the Red Devils. A longstanding fixture of the Berlin sports scene since 1988, the Red Devils played a major national role in creating Germany’s national inline hockey league, the Bundesliga.