GEA strongly condemns the war in Ukraine and stands with the international community in advocating for peace.
From the first day of the war, the safety of our 50 colleagues on site in Ukraine has been our top priority. This is why the company has played an active role in evacuating them and their families to safety. On request, GEA has also helped the families leave the country. Additionally, GEA has provided other support such as salary advances and psychological counseling.
Latest update: April 27, 2022
GEA and its employees have donated EUR 250,000 to the German Red Cross for humanitarian assistance in Ukraine. As part of a global fundraising campaign, GEA staff members from 42 countries collected EUR 125,000. The company then matched their contribution. Read more.
Besides the centrally coordinated fundraising campaign for the German Red Cross, GEA employees contributed to additional relief efforts:
Alongside its responsibility toward its employees in Ukraine, GEA also has a responsibility to its 450 employees and the local population in Russia.
GEA provides machinery for the local production of key staple foods, dairy products and pharmaceutical applications and services these machines. GEA is thus helping to ensure the provision of essential food and medicines to the local population.
GEA has suspended plans for future investments in Russia. We have restricted our operations to business areas which support the fulfillment of basic human needs: food, beverage and pharmaceuticals.
GEA adheres strictly to all global laws, regulations, and sanctions.
GEA believes that completely halting operations would affect many innocent people, including our employees, their families and the Russian civilian population.
The GEA crisis management team is monitoring the situation on a daily basis and will take further steps as needed.
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