Many of Messer’s subsidiaries are involved in social projects. The type of involvement depends on the needs of the country in question, for Messer is usually guided in such matters by the immediate environment. In 2017, the main focus of social activities was on education, children and health. In this Sustainability Report, we publish just a few select projects to provide a sense of the range of activities in which we are involved.
In memory of Adolf Messer, who would have turned 100 on 6 April 1978, the Messer family set up the charitable Adolf Messer Foundation in 1978. As a Messer Group shareholder, the independent foundation supports science and fosters young scientists in their research and training. Prizes and funding are awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements in the natural sciences and engineering as well as in economics, social science and the humanities. In the social and health area, the Messer Family established the charitable Dr. Hans Messer Social Foundation in memory of Dr Hans Messer. It makes donations to help people who find themselves in need through no fault of their own. The activities of both charitable foundations are independent of those of the Messer Group.