Community work

We are involved in different projects and social initiatives.

Community work

In 1991, few were thinking about sustainability. thinkstep was one of them. Awareness, expertise, methods, and software have since grown into mature sustainability solutions. Sustainability is an attitude that we live every day. For instance, thinkstep has been carbon-neutral since 2006. Family-friendly policies and social responsibility towards employees and business partners are central pillars of our corporate strategy. 

thinkstep sees itself as a think tank, a link connecting industry and research. The insights we gain flow into our consulting and software and are eyeopener. Besides our business activities we are engaged in various projects and activities and support people all over the world.

Recent community projects

Turning garbage into gold

We supported the aid organisation Brot für die Welt (BfdW or Bread for the World, the development and relief agency of Germany’s Protestant churches) by sending Christmas greetings via email instead of printed Christmas cards. This reduces costs and conserves resources. The money that we saved was donated to people who urgently need our help.

Typhoon Haiyan

We supported the emergency aid organisation “Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe” by sending Christmas greetings via email instead of printed Christmas cards. Our Christmas email reduces costs and conserves resources.

Let the water flow!

For years they fought in vain against the drought in the southern part of the country. But with the help of Bread for the World and the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY, also called Mekane Yesus Church), the people of Konso are now free from their plight and harness thousands of hectares of land from the dry bush.

Learn under the open sky

All day long, Bandana Dalai has been looking forward to the next two hours. She sits on the ground, ramrodstraight and with wide, attentive eyes. The 13-year-old has spread out a discarded rice sack as a mat, and wears a red cardigan to keep the cold at bay – it’s winter in West Bengal.

Circus of hope

Life is a balancing act and not everybody achieves that balance. In South Africa, even the youngest children are aware of this. Many children and teenagers living in the townships are traumatised.

An Answer to Climate Change

In southern Bangladesh the effects of global warming are already markedly noticeable. Flooding and whirlwinds are striking more frequently and saltwater continues to encroach further into the regions interior.

Centre for Disabled Persons

The task of collating, folding, enveloping, and labelling of our mailings in the current format has been allocated to the good hands of the Stuttgart Centre for the Physically Disabled (bhz). In their workplace are over 300 members with various disabilities.

Child Sponsorship

Established in 1978, ChildFund Deutschland assists 80.000 children and their families in more than thirty countries through community-based sponsorship programs and other types of program interventions.


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