In our role as a new partner of the global German Red Cross organization, we are the first company to support an innovative, future-oriented approach to anticipatory humanitarian aid in the context of natural disasters: forecast-based financing. This approach is based on the use of cutting-edge technologies to determine climate change risks in regions that are particularly vulnerable. It provides financial assistance and other aid before an emergency occurs in order to mitigate the devastating effects of storms, floods and droughts. The partnership also makes it possible for OSRAM employees to help people in need during a crisis situation in just a few clicks on a special online donation platform. The partnership is part of OSRAM’s commitment to society which is one of three pillars in the area of sustainability. The other pillars cover economic and environmental aspects.