Beyond Business

Beyond Business

Going beyond business

At ifss we are committed to making a contribution to the community and to society. We organize and participate in yearly charitable events, and sometimes complete consulting projects and trainings on a pro bono basis.

This space is dedicated to news and information related to CSR (corporate social responsibilty) activities and other initatives.

ifss Charity Event 2018

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of our founding company IBB (Internationale Betriebs Beratungs GmbH), the ifss familiy spent the annual off-site meeting at a very special location: Jesolo/Italy. After half a day of agile work, the group enjoyed the lovely beach environment for doing sports together. Not only was this a lot of fun, it was also to contribute to something greater. Everybody participated in the beach disciplines of boccia, beach volleyball and stand-up paddling in order to score as many points as possible. These points were then converted into Euros, resulting in a donation of €3.870 for „Die Möwe“, an organisation which helps children who are victims of violence.
For more information please visit MÖWE

Pro Bono Work for Medair 2017

Medair is a humanitarian organization inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. One of our colleagues spent one week with Medair in Jordan on a pro bono project with the aim to improve the inventory and stock process of medications at a local site. The project focus was to improve the accuracy and timeliness of the processes. After project closure, we remained in touch. Half a year later, ifss was happy to learn that the improvements were continued and hope these will be maintained in the future.

ifss Charity Event 2017

We did it again: Doing sports together, having a good time and contributing to something greater by producing „points“ and „homeruns“ at the grounds of the Viennese Baseball Club Homerunners. Lovely autum weather and highly motivated players resulted in a team effort of 161 points which got “converted” into a 3.220 Euro donation. The beneficiary is again ”Die Möwe“. This organisation helps children who are victims of violence. For more information please visit MÖWE

ifss Charity Event 2016

This year´s team event took place at the grounds of the Viennese Baseball Club Homerunners. Again, the aim was doing sports together, having a good time and contributing to something greater by producing an incredible number of „points“ and „homeruns“ . The ifss team effort got “converted” into a 3700 Euro donation. For the third time in a row, the beneficiary is ”Die Möwe“. This organisation helps children who are victims of violence. With the raised amount of money one child can receive therapy treatments for approx. 1,5 years.
For more information please visit MÖWE

Pro Bono Work for World Vision 2015 /2016

Pulling up the roots of poverty and planting the seeds of change is what the NGO World Vision constantly works on. In 2016, one of our colleagues spent a pro bono week in Kinshasa/Congo to deliver Lean for a World Vision group of 40 persons. The focus of the improvement was around the child sponsorship process which ensured that the sponsors continuously received feedback with information and pictures of the child they were financially supporting. This type of feedback keeps everybody engaged and ensures that the sponsor can see the effect of the donated money.

During the previous year, another pro bono week resulted in a Lean training for 40 participants in Dakar /Senegal which focused on the improvement of the ordering process for aid goods.
In pro bono projects, ifss provides resources and knowledge free of charge. The employees who want to contribute on a voluntary basis get additional holidays granted.

ifss Charity Triathlon 2015

We did it again: A charity triathlon! Doing sports together, having a good time and getting to know your colleagues better  was the motivation  for this year´s team event which took place in Bad Aussee. Another motivation was  contributing to something greater by  producing an incredible number of joint triathlon kilometers  which got “translated” into a 4113 Euro donation. The beneficiary is for the second time “Die Möwe”. This organisation  helps children who are victims of domestic violence. With the raised amount of money one child can receive therapy treatments for approx. 2 years.
For more information please visit the MÖWE webpage.

Run for Diabetes and Stroke 2014

An intense client relationship was intensified when an ifss  team  of 5 participate in the run for diabetes and  stroke,  a special 3 km run at the Boehringer Ingelheim premises in Ingelheim on November  11th 2014. This run was joined by 467 persons. The Boehringer  management converted the kilometers run by each participant during this event into a sponsorship for the World Stroke Organization & the IDF’s “Life for a Child” campaign. Each of the two organisations received a donation of 15.000 Euro.

“Life for a Child” helps to provide children in the developing world with life-saving clinical care and diabetes education. Learn more about the program here IDF website. The World Stroke Organization`s aim is to “provide access to stroke care and to promote research and teaching in this area that will improve the care of stroke victims throughout the world”.

ifss Charity Triathlon 2014

Doing sports together, having a good time and getting to know your colleagues better  was the motivation  for this event. Another motivation was  contributing to something greater by  producing an incredible number of joint triathlon kilometers  which got “translated” into a 4580 Euro donation. The beneficiary is ” Die Möwe” . This organisation  helps children who are victims of domestic violence.  With the raised amount of money one child can receive therapy treatments for approx. 2 years.
For more information please visit the MÖWE webpage.

LEAN for Hope 2013/2014

Lean for hope is an initiative of a leading international NGO in cooperation with Honsha.org. They bring LEAN methodologies to Africa. Ifss management granted 3 days of additional holidays to employees who wanted to volunteer in this set up. After an elaborate selection process from the Lean for hope organisation,  ifss was nominated to deliver a statistics training. Two selected colleagues continue to be available as Lean mentors  for this program.
For further information please click here.