Changing the way we do business to impact our environment


Acts of Care and Kindness


We change the impact we have doing business to impact our environment.

Every single day of our working life, doing business, we interact and communicate. Information technology and social media applications extremely enhance our reach, and we are only at the beginning of this digital revolution. These countless moments of interaction, throughout an entire working career, are of course used to build understanding, confidence and trust which lead to valuable and lasting business relationships. Of course, mainly with doing good business in focus. We are adding a key aspect to that, which also has a positive impact on our business…

We must change and increase the impact of these many, many moments. Making them count not only for business, but also for the world and environment. Around us in every conversation, and in our communication we structurally add the topics of or related to the ‘acts of care and kindness’ program.

Contributing actively, in close cooperation with our customers and partners, is what is to be expected from all Starkkraft employees. They connect to and team up with their customers, peers and business partners and motivate involvement. And so enthusiastically contributing to one or more of the 5 planned yearly events.

Together we support, strengthen and help build the communities in which we live and work in Frankfurt. Design, plan, prepare and execute acts of care and kindness. Without any prejudice, regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, age, status. Understanding the importance of compassion and collaboration across all living things, we select key celebration moments of every major religion to execute our acts of care and kindness. This document describes the 2019 approach in detail and will grant you insight in the variety of events and moments where you can contribute. It provides you with the necessary relevant information to join us and leverage all business driven meetings to another level by discussing the additional social value that can be found in your changed way of doing business!

Enjoy reading and thank you for joining us in changing the impact we make when doing business.

– Buhdism


– Christianity




– Hindoeism



LOSAR - 5 February 2019

Losar (“new year”) is a festival in Tibetan Buddhism. The holiday is celebrated on various dates depending on location (Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan) and tradition. The holiday is a new year‘s festival, celebrated on the first day of the lunisolar Tibetan calendar, which corresponds to a date in February or March in the Gregorian calendar. Losar predates the arrival of Buddhism in Tibet and has its roots in a winter incense-burning custom of the Bon religion. Losar is celebrated for 15 days, with the main celebrations on the first three days. On the first day of Losar, a beverage called changkol is made from chhaang (a Tibetan cousin of beer). The second day of Losar is known as King’s Losar (gyalpo losar). Losar is traditionally preceded by the five-day practice of Vajrakilaya. Originally, ancient celebrations of Losar occurred solely on the winter solstice, and was only moved to coincide with the Chinese and Mongolian New Year.

Easter - 21 April 2019

Easter, also called Pascha (Greek, Latin) or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.

Most Christians refer to the week before Easter as “Holy Week”—it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. In Western Christianity, Eastertide, or the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday and lasts seven weeks, ending with the coming of the fiftieth day, Pentecost Sunday. In Eastern Christianity, the season of Pascha begins on Pascha and ends with the coming of the fortieth day, the Feast of the Ascension.

Eid al-Fitr - 5 July 2019

Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). This religious Eid (Muslim religious festival) is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on when the new moon is sighted by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality.  Al-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. This has to do with the communal aspects of the fast, which expresses many of the basic values of the Muslim community; e.g., empathy for the poor, charity, worship, steadfastness, patience etc. Fasting is also believed by some scholars to extol fundamental distinctions, lauding the power of the spiritual realm, while acknowledging the subordination of the physical realm. It also teaches a Muslim to stay away from worldly desires and to focus entirely on the Lord and thank Him for his blessings. It is a rejuvenation of the religion and it creates a stronger bond between the Muslim and his Lord.

DIVALI - 27 October 2019

Diwali, or Deepavali, is the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere). One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance”. During the celebration, temples and buildings within the communities that observe Diwali are brightly illuminated. The preparations, and rituals, for the festival typically last five days, with the climax occurring on the third day coinciding with the darkest night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. In the Gregorian calendar, the festival generally falls between mid-October and mid-November. In the lead up to Diwali, celebrants will prepare by cleaning, renovating and decorating their homes and offices. During the climax, revelers adorn themselves in their finest clothes, illuminate the interior and exterior of their homes with diyas (lamps and candles), offer puja (prayers) to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, light fireworks, partake in family feasts, where mithai (sweets) and gifts are shared. Diwali is also major cultural event for the Indian diaspora and Hindus in Nepal.

Hanukkah - 23 December 2019

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. It is also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication. The festival is observed by lighting the candles of a candelabrum with nine branches, called a Hanukkah menorah. One branch is typically placed above or below the others and its candle is used to light the other eight candles. This unique candle is called the shamash: ”attendant”. Each night, one additional candle is lit by the shamash until all eight candles are lit together on the final night of the holiday. Other Hanukkah festivities include playing dreidel and eating oil-based foods such as doughnuts and latkes. Since the 1970s, the worldwide Chabad Hasidic movement has initiated public menorah lightings in open public places in many countries.