SPAR Austria is once again printing emergency numbers on checkout receipts at SPAR, EUROSPAR, and INTERSPAR stores across the nation due to the devastating effects of violent crimes against women. The International Day against Violence Against Women, November 25, marked the beginning of the campaign, which will last until December 10.
The emergency numbers, which list contact information for numerous local and federal aid agencies, are printed at the bottom of each checkout receipt. The campaign aims to make it simpler for victims of violence to locate the appropriate assistance.
SPAR Austria educates the public about violence victims
SPAR is a significant contributor to society as a regional supplier and the biggest employer in the private sector in Austria. The business makes use of this position and has stated since 2019 that it is actively committed to peaceful coexistence.
“Our corporate culture is firmly grounded in the interaction between colleagues that is appreciative and respectful. At SPAR Austria, all forms of violence are prohibited. We believe it is our responsibility to work toward a world without violence. We want to demonstrate to victims through this campaign that they are not helpless and that there are resources available to them, said Hans K. Reisch, Deputy Chairman of SPAR Austria.
16 million SPAR invoices with contact information
Together with the responsible provincial councillors, regional or national associations, and responsible counseling centers, including the Association of Autonomous Women’s Shelters in Austria, SPAR Austria has started informational measures against violence throughout Austria. An estimated 16 million receipts with emergency numbers will be distributed to customers throughout the campaign.
Identifying domestic abuse
Statistics show that one in five Austrian women experience regular violence by the time they are 15 years old. The majority of assaults take place in domestic settings.
About 75% of the 50,000 team members employed by SPAR Austria work in the domestic food industry. The likelihood of our female employees becoming victims of violence is therefore high statistically. We continuously work to raise awareness of this issue among our staff members, including through the ‘Safe Together’ training sessions in collaboration with the Austrian police, according to Hans K. Reisch.
the SPAR Austria website
The origins of SPAR in Austria date back to 1954, but the current SPAR AG was created in 1970 when the original founding families joined other regional wholesalers to form SPAR Austria AG – a 100% privately owned Austrian company.
With licences granted by SPAR International, ASPIAG (Austria SPAR International AG) has developed the brand in Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, and Northern Italy. With sales of €8.3 billion and impressive growth of 16%, SPAR Austria became the market leader in the Austrian grocery trade in 2020, after being a market growth leader for over a decade. It maintained this leadership position in 2021.