magdas creates jobs for people
with limited job opportunities.
magdas HOTEL is Austria's first social business hotel. Nearby Vienna Prater, we create apprenticeships and jobs for young people with refugee experience.Mehr...
Ö3 Wundertüte is giving old cell phones a second life and enables about ten employees to re-enter the labour market.Mehr...
magdas ESSEN cooks in Austria's most sustainable commercial kitchen for senior citizens' homes, canteens, schools and kindergartens and runs six publicly accessible canteens.Mehr...
magdas proves that economic success and social action are not mutually exclusive. With our social business enterprise, we provide meaningful apprenticeships and jobs and create prospects for people who do not get a chance with many other employers. Because we see potential where others focus on hurdles. Social responsibility is our basic attitude and for our customers the added value of our high-quality products and services. We prove that things can be done differently.
magdas founded by Caritas of the Archdiocese of Vienna in April 2012 with the entrepreneurial objective of solving social issues where this seems both possible and expedient. The concept of social business was established by Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus: profits are reinvested in the business, and funding is only accepted if also available to private businesses. Our projects are economically self-sustaining and their ultimate goal is and remains solving a social challenge.
The strengths and talents of our employees are our greatest asset, their social inclusion our profit. We want people to live self determined lives, and devise ways to the labour market for the long-term unemployed, disabled and people of foreign background.
We believe the concept of social business complements the existing range of services offered by social organizations. This is one of many approaches to tackle the challenges currently faced by the welfare state on the one hand, and the profit-driven market system on the other.
Social business begins where conventional business models end and means investing in areas in which other businesses are economizing.