Günter Geyer Award for social conscience



Doing good together

Prevention and assistance in the social and health sectors, cooperation with NGOs that work with disadvantaged people, and the renovation of a school in a rural area - all activities that pursue one goal: namely, to help. It is precisely such commitments that are honoured with the "Günter Geyer Award for Social Conscience". Since 2012, the award, named after the Chairman of our Supervisory Board, has been awarded to VIG insurance companies that have made exceptional contributions to society through their activities or the activities of their employees.

As in previous years, the 2022 award winners are characterized by outstanding social commitment:



On the right track

Owing to the large number of impressive entries in 2022, the decision was made for the first time in the history of the Günter Geyer Award for Social Conscience to present additional prizes. They were awarded to other VIG Group companies who also did outstanding work in support of good causes that had a valuable impact in the community.

    • The recipients include Slovakian Group company Kooperativa, which set up its own foundation in 2020 and is committed to helping children and young people.

    • Wiener Osiguranje in Bosnia-Herzegovina also won one of the awards for its dedication to improving children’s lives. The company equipped 13 schools in 12 different towns and cities with a variety of educational materials as well as items of furniture. Its staff made a huge contribution to the initiative, with employees volunteering in a number of ways as part of the Social Active Day programme, for instance by painting classrooms.  

    • Makedonja Osiguruvanje is a long-standing partner of the charity SOS Children’s Villages and also works with the organisation Project Happiness, whose activities across the country improve quality of life and open up educational and learning opportunities for disadvantaged children.

The aim of the three additional awards, which came with prize money of EUR 10,000 each, was to encourage the winners to keep up their good work. As with the main awards, the prize money must be earmarked for good causes, and is provided in its entirety by Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein.