ŠKODA AUTO Helps Ukraine
ŠKODA AUTO has already sent 12 trucks of humanitarian aid to Ukraine and donated 10 million CZK to the non-profit organization “People in Need” (Člověk v tísni) immediately after the outbreak of the war. The carmaker also helped a hospital in Tiachiv with 1 million CZK, and is just as committed to helping Ukrainian refugees in the Czech Republic in the regions where it has production plants. The company gave 2 million CZK to the towns of Mladá Boleslav, Rychnov nad Kněžnou and Vrchlabí to provide for the needs of refugees. The latest contribution is an employee donation organized in cooperation with the KOVO Trade Union. The carmaker’s management doubled this amount to a total of CZK 3.6 million.
ŠKODA was one of the first companies to help EUROCAR and Ukrainians in general.
The ŠKODA AUTO Endowment Fund is also active, announcing a set of regional grant programs. These projects will serve local authorities and organizations to promote the involvement of adults and children, for example through education, language courses, clubs for children or psychological, health and social assistance.
ŠKODA AUTO has also signed up to help its Ukrainian employees and their families to ensure a safe life in the Czech Republic. Specifically, this includes support with visa processing, accommodation, language courses, healthcare, integration, education, and, if possible, finding employment. Long-term, more than 600 citizens from Ukraine have been working in the company’s Czech production plants.