PicoQuant employees raise 20.000 EUR to support Ukrainian refugees
In a spontaneous action, employees of PicoQuant, Berlin, have raised more than 20.000 Euro to show sympathy and provide financial support to the Ukrainian people suffering from the war in Ukraine. Within just two days, employees contributed more than 10.000 Euro out of their own pockets and PicoQuant doubled this sum.
“Our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people. We want to help financially to overcome our feelings of help- und voicelessness.” says Mariola Axmann, responsible for Human Ressources at PicoQuant.
PicoQuant donates the funds to Aktion Deutschland Hilft. “I am overwhelmed by emotions, firstly because of the humanitarian catastrophe that is happening in Ukraine, but also by the admirable efforts of our employees to help ease the situation for Ukrainian refugees.” says Rainer Erdmann, Managing Director of PicoQuant. “To provide fast assistance, we transfer the amount that our employees have collected so far today, while the fund raising continues.” he adds.
PicoQuant was one of the first companies to publish an ethical statement on their website, expressing that territorial integrity must be respected and the war in Europe stopped, since diplomacy, not weapons, solves conflicts. Our sympathy is with all victims of the war.