Our statement on the war in Ukraine

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

Donation to the German Red Cross for humanitarian aid

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.

GEA employees take up the cause

Besides the centrally coordinated fundraising campaign for the German Red Cross, GEA employees contributed to additional relief efforts:

  • GEA Farm Technologies is lending a hand to Ukrainian agricultural businesses with hygiene products needed to clean dairy farms on a daily basis. 
  • GEA Poland is supporting a local organization providing care for Ukrainian refugees. 
  • GEA Netherlands is working with a partner to donate canned food to Ukraine. 
  • GEA is sponsoring packaging materials and transportation so that donations in kind collected by employees at the Berlin site can be delivered to various aid organizations. 

GEA machines enable the production of essential food and medicines for the local population in Russia

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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