That we use our route planning software for a good cause!
With the support of a Christmas package campaign in the form of our free tour planning and tour optimization, we have shown how versatile social engagement can be. Whether children in poverty or local charitable organizations - help is in demand everywhere. That is why we support international and regional projects that we would like to recommend to you.
A gift with a heart: route planning software as a donation for humedica
For many years we have been supporting the Christmas parcel drive "Gift with Heart" of the internationally active aid organisation humedica - in the form of a unique donation. Instead of money, we give what we do best: We provide our TransIT route planning software, including training for humedica employees, for the collection of Christmas parcels.
For ten years now, humedica has been calling for the Christmas parcel drive "Gift with a Heart" . The aim of this campaign is to give children in need a little Christmas joy. The campaign is becoming increasingly popular among the "parcel packers" - 90,000 parcels were donated in 2017! In order to collect the Christmas parcels at the more than 1,000 collection points in kindergartens, schools, companies and families and then distribute them to children all over the world, many, many volunteer drivers are on the road for several weeks every year.
The joy about the parcels is just as great as the logistical effort. And that's exactly where gts helps! Until 2011, the tours at humedica were largely planned manually. Since the effort was no longer manageable, humedica was looking for a suitable tour planning program. Fortunately, the choice fell on TransIT. Since we can plan better than pack, we support the relief effort by providing the software free of charge. The humedica employees are now planning the collection tours with the route planning software. By using TransIT, the planning effort at humedica could be reduced significantly. Last but not least, the professional route planning also reduced travel costs, as TransIT automatically creates optimized routes. The joy of the actual goal, the giving, now prevails again.
We will continue our commitment as a sponsor and partner in the future through the free use of software, user training and subsequent support.
From Herzogenrath to Burkina Faso - not with route planning, but with Oxfam.
The international emergency aid and development organisation Oxfam campaigns worldwide for humane working conditions and fair trade relations, for gender justice and for environmental and climate protection. In doing so, Oxfam follows the concept of helping people to help themselves, i.e. to overcome poverty and injustice through their own efforts by finding sustainable solutions. This also applies to the Oxfam support network "Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs". As part of the network, numerous companies get involved as start-up helpers to found businesses. This is exactly what gts does. Tailored to local needs, local Oxfam partners provide know-how and start-up capital for their own economic livelihoods - this includes, for example, training to improve agricultural cultivation methods or the establishment of smallholder cooperatives. Last year, Oxfam project officer Stefanie Beck visited us on site to present a project from Burkina Faso that supports people in setting up micro-enterprises and thus building secure livelihoods.
The funding projects focus on entrepreneurship in order to create sustainable prospects. We are happy to support that.
Dr. Tore Grünert
Company membership with the Johannitern
Whether it's care for the elderly, patient transport or facilities for people with disabilities ... at the latest during a rescue mission, it becomes clear to everyone how important the work of social organisations like Johannitern is. But what not everyone knows: companies can also support this work in the form of a company membership . gts has also decided to do this and is one of 1,600 companies to support the "Joint Social Responsibility" campaign.
Children, street, traffic - campaign of the German Police Union
Fortunately, children do not need GPS, navigation systems or route planning, but unfortunately they like to run spontaneously onto the road. To ensure that they can move safely in road traffic, the German Police Union has launched the campaign "Children, Road, Traffic" and regularly publishes an educational brochure on the subject of "Children in Road Traffic". In this brochure, we place annual advertisements in support of the campaign for safe and carefree children playing.