Bischof + Klein has been sponsoring children in developing countries, thereby picking up on an initiative implemented by its employees.
The latter have been sponsoring girls and boys in Asia and Africa via the aid organisation "Plan International Deutschland e.V.". The company doubles their financial input: for each child sponsored by a department, a second sponsorship is financed by the company. The employees and the company are currently financing a total of twelve sponsorships.
Plan International Deutschland e.V. promotes schooling, medical care and infrastructure improvements, for example. The sponsors are provided with regular information on their protégés' lives and are also able to make direct contact. As one of the longest established child aid organisations, Plan International Deutschland e.V. is active in 48 countries throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America, irrespective of religion and politics. In its development work, the organisation finances sustainable self-help projects aimed at children; this is undertaken primarily through sponsorships as well as individual donations and public funds.