Our attitude to charity is positive. We see it as an obligation for successful companies to contribute to the good of society. Hence, we donate suitable sums to different organizations that contribute to the good of our world. This is not restricted to the countries where we operate: we screen the market once a year, and make a donation to the organization where we see the greatest need for the time being.
We have supported organizations like Doctors without borders, Societas Socialis (SOS), Save the Children, Unicef, Queen Silvia’s Children’s Hospital and others
We have also supported Nordens Ark for a number of years, as a fodder partner. Nordens Ark is a private non-profit foundation, that works to give endangered species a future. They breed, research, educate and inform about biological diversity. At the moment, we hope that our support will help to increase the endangered wolverine population, and support the measures taken to improve the habitats where the animals live naturally. Earlier, we have supported the Maned Wolf and the Lapland Owl in the same fashion.
Through financial support and visits in the area, Ligula Hospitality Group has also supported children that have been victims of one of the oldest armed conflicts in the world: the persecution of the Karen minority in Burma, where several thousand refugees, many of the children, have fled over the border to Thailand.
We support the organization connect3e, which in turn supports two orphanages and a kindergarten for Karen children in Thailand. All the employees are Karen refugees. 3e i the name of the organization stands for Embrace, Educate and Empower. Our support has come in the form of direct purchases of food and clothes, renovations and other daily needs. In this part, we have given direct support to two young persons in university education, by providing financial support for school fees and accommodation.
Apart from this, our group is in the process of setting up a foundation with the purpose of consolidating our charity activities, that have mainly focused on children and animals. We see the children as our future, and want everyone to get the same chance in our world. The support for animals rests on the same foundation: that everyone should get the opportunity to experience the earth as a place with a wild life, that can evolve and co-exist with the humans.