Society and environment
Our approach is guided by the principle that we have also a social and environmental responsibility to make a difference to people's life:
JPK Instruments is committed to support charity. We regularly donate to the following aid organizations:
We started our activities in 2007 with the Deutsche Kinderkrebshilfe, a subsidiary organization of the German Cancer Aid (Deutsche Krebshilfe) dedicated to children that came down with cancer.
Since 2011 we support the Berliner Tafel. The Berliner Tafel was founded as a non-profit organization in Berlin. It is the oldest "Tafel" in Germany. Since 1993 the members and assistants of the Berliner Tafel collect donated food and distribute it to social and charitable organizations in the capital.
Additionally to these core activities, we support some local social institutions. For example, in 2008 we donated money for new furniture for a Berlin kindergarten: Kita Neheimerstrasse 10, 13507 Berlin, and, in 2009 we sponsored a further Berlin kindergarten: Kita Milchstrasse e.V., 10969 Berlin
Scientific engagement & young academics support
JPK is highly engaged in furthering science and scientific research. In this context we support selected scientific institutions with money or equipment:
Since 2007 we are co-sponsoring a PhD position at the School of Physics of the University of Bristol.
Since 2008 we are co-sponsoring two PhD positions at the University of Cambridge, one at Cavendish Laboratory, and a further at the Cambridge Center for the Physics of Medicine.
In 2009 we donated a NanoWizard® AFM to the German Museum of Masterpieces of Technology and Science in Munich. It is set up in the Open Research Laboratory of the museum (Gläsernes Labor), that allows all visitors to watch scientists of the Munich University of Technology at work.
We sponsored the Biolympics Team "Teasing Tweezers" of young scientists from the BIOTEC Center of the Dresden University of Technology in September 2011 .
In November 2011 we sponsored the two teams of the Molecular Biophysics group from the Humboldt University at Berlin. They had participated at the “Berliner Marathon-Staffel”.
Climate protection and a sensible natural resource management have great importance to us. We are aware of the imperative to minimize the worldwide CO2 emission and use only certified Green Energy products of our local supplier of electricity. Green energy is renewable energy from sources such as wind, sun and water, as well as bio gas.
Recycling and cost effectiveness are additional important parts of JPK’s environmental policy. We minimize waste by encouraging the exchange and reuse of equipment and materials amongst departments and take care of an economical use of resources like electrical power or paper for print.