Heroes’ Arena Special

Supporting Refugees

Organizations involved with refugee relief from the Rhine-Neckar region in 2015 presented their work at the SAP headquarters and aligned with interested employees willing to help and support.

Connecting Employees with Purpose

The increasing concern around the refugee situation in Germany prompted the CSR team to organize the Heroes’ Arena Special event in July 2015, where regional organizations working in refugee relief were invited to SAP’s headquarters to present their work to interested employees. In a “marketplace” atmosphere, numerous contacts were established and many interesting discussions were held, which proved to be a benefit to both parties.

The “marketplace” was supplemented with a stage program, in which social start-ups involved in refugee relief and supported by SAP introduced themselves. A panel discussion was also held, where representatives from aid organizations and refugees explained their ways of providing support, their current situation and their experience.

  • 10 regional refugee relief organizations presented themselves.
  • Around 400 SAP employees visited the marketplace.
  • Many offers of help resulted from the event.

“I found it very practical to be able to learn about the situation so close to my place of work and without a great deal of effort."
Michael Bellem, SAP employee