Commitment at home
For more than 30 years, URSAPHARM has underpinned its high-profile presence as a well-managed and successful Saarland company with activities that go far beyond the customary level of sponsorship. With its discerning support of numerous dedicated sporting, cultural and social projects, URSAPHARM gives back part of its financial success to the people in the region. The goal is to improve the framework for projects, initiatives and associations that are meaningful for life in predominantly economically deprived communities and so to promote the common good.
Sustainable commitment comes first for URSAPHARM.
URSAPHARM is responsible for the high quality of its products and the pioneering developments that the market demands. URSAPHARM has been meeting this challenge successfully for decades. The basis for this achievement is a motivated team. URSAPHARM depends on competent and creative employees who are able to develop innovative solutions in a highly specialised environment for an extremely discerning market. At the beginning of 2011, therefore, the company’s commitment was concentrated into an independent brand: “URSAPHARM Responsibility”. Supporting those individuals whose achievements are exceptional is a special part of this commitment.
Whether on the national or international stage – successful sportspeople from Saarland have a positive influence in the region. This is why in recent years URSAPHARM Responsibility has supported numerous top sportspeople, including the handball veteran Christian Schwarzer, the Olympic champion Oleg Verniaiev and the Porsche factory driver and long-distance world champion Timo Bernhard. URSAPHARM also sponsors a long list of clubs – and not just football, despite the company’s close association with the game. For URSAPHARM, the emphasis is on variety and open-mindedness.
At the same time, URSAPHARM is also an important cultural patron in Saarland. The company nurtures long-standing partnerships, such as that with OPUS, Saarland’s only cultural magazine. It also supports individual projects like “Schönlinge” (“Beauties”), a photo project from women with spot baldness, or “ArtWalk”, in which international artists decorate the walls of houses in Saarbrücken.
Doing good can also bring pleasure. URSAPHARM holds several charity golf tournaments every year in support of various social organisations, such as “KiO – Kinderhilfe für Organtransplantation e.V.” (“Supporting children with organ transplants”). Every two years URSAPHARM also awards the Felix Koßmann prize. The prize, worth 10,000 euros, is awarded “for special services in the humane treatment of patients”. It is no coincidence that people are the focus of this social award. And so the company philosophy comes full circle: namely, success depends first and foremost on people.