1. FSV Mainz 05
The 1. FSV Mainz 05 e.V. has its home ground at the OPEL ARENA and is playing in the top tier of the German football league for seven consecutive years, starting with the 2009–10 season. Within its history, the club has managed to go through both ups and downs, becoming a well-established football club in German professional football.
Ever since Mainz 05 returned into the business of professional football in the year 1990, the support of its hometown grew steadily. As a result, a very special football cult has developed in Mainz, resulting from a closeness that came along with many successful fights and two very dramatic misses of a promotion to the Bundesliga in 2002 and 2003.
CSR at 1. FSV Mainz 05
Besides playing football in a inimitable way the club is also known for its social activities within the framework of its corporate social responsibility. Mainz 05 is convinced that social engagement is essential to add value to the society and to fulfil its own expectations regarding the social, environmental and societal responsibility. Since Mainz 05 is the first climate-neutral club of the German Bundesliga it can be recognised that the club very early raised awareness for issues like the utilisation of sustainable resources and the reduction of CO2 emissions.
In the past years, the club founded various social programmes and collaborated with many different regional partners and institutions to realise the aims of its social, environmental and societal responsibility values.
Within the different social programmes, the club delivers activities for all different target groups, regardless of the age, confession, gender or social status. Among others, the projects address topics as the protection of the environment, the prevention of discrimination, social commitment, education, sports and health care. All programmes and events take place in collaboration with experts that are able to contribute expertise knowledge to ensure an effective and sustainable approach.
1.FSV Mainz 05 ‘s CSR Programme
The 05er KidsClub is a social project of the club for children between the age 6 to 12. The aim is to learn about social values as respect, helpfulness, tolerance and social competencies.
The 05er Youngsters follows the basic principles of the 05er KidsClub and is for participants between the age of 13 and 18 years. By taking part in diverse activities, the youth is strengthening social competencies.
The 05er Classics is a programme for senior citizens from the age of 60 years. With its diversified the programmes provides opportunities for the participants to stay in contact with their favorite football club and to promote social interaction and physical activity.
The 05er Classroom programme is a cooperation between Mainz 05 and 30 different partner schools based on different events and workshops.
Mainz 05 hilft e. V. is a separated registered organisation, which aims at supporting people in need through charity activities.
The programme “Welcome to Football” is supported by the Bundesliga foundation and focuses on the integration of refugees in society through the participation in football.
The program “football fans in training” aims to face these problems by providing the participants with basic information about healthy nutrition, an active lifestyle and motivational aspects.
The Football Club Social Alliance unites professional European football clubs which team up for social change on a global level. The FCSA focuses on the Young Coach Education Program in which the clubs’ instructors empower young women and men in their role as proactive community leaders.
The program “football meets culture” aims to support children in need by offering a special place of learning. Every unit consists of German lessons and football training sessions.