More than 350 teams and 3,000 employees took part in the first Porsche 6-hour run through the plant in Zuffenhausen.
The runners’ target was to finish as many laps of the 911-metre circuit as possible because every complete lap was worth five euros to Porsche AG in aid of charitable causes. Efforts invested by the employees as well as members of the Executive Board and works council have certainly paid off. After an impressive 29,463 laps, the Olgäle Foundation, the Children and Adolescents’ Hospice in Stuttgart and the association “Frühstück für Kinder” [Breakfast for Children] – for the support of refugee children – received a total of 175,000 euros, after the Executive Board had additionally rounded up the total.
“Porsche is not only the world’s most successful producer of exclusive sports cars,” said Chairman of the Executive Board Dr Oliver Blume while handing over the cheque, “we are also a company that accepts its social responsibility. We have demonstrated that once again through this sporting event and are very proud to have provided needy children with urgently required support in this way.” Works council leader Uwe Hück was also very impressed by the sporting spirit of the workforce: “It was overwhelming to see how many colleagues took part. It just shows once again that we have a unique and socially committed workforce. Thanks to everyone at Porsche who was involved. Running with you for this good cause has made me very proud indeed.”
Porsche is now the first automobile manufacturer to become a core member of the value balancing alliance e.V.