Information about Fairventures Worldwide (FVW) – gGmbH in accordance with the voluntary commitment of the „Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft“ (Transparent Civil Society initiative)



Transparent and responsible action is one of the principles of our work. That is why we have joined the „Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft“ (Transparent Civil Society initiative). We are committed to making the following ten pieces of information available to the public and keeping them up to date.


1. Name, Registered Office, Address and Year of Foundation

Fairventures Worldwide (FVW) – gGmbH 

Hasenbergstraße 31, 70178 Stuttgart, Deutschland 

Founded in 2005 as „Swiss Contact Germany gGmbH,“ renamed and shares transferred in 2013.


2. Company Charter and Information on the Organizational Goals

>> Our Charter (German)

>> Vision, Mission & Values


3. Information on Tax Benefits

Name of the responsible tax office: Finanzkasse Stuttgart IV

Date of the notice: 13.02.2020

Type of notice: Notice of exemption

Tax number: 99124/02571


4. Name and Function of Key Decision Makers


  • Johannes Schwegler – Managing Director
  • Ulrike Guse – Authorized Representative, Director of Finance 
  • Wolfgang Baum – Director of Development
  • Tomas Vitek – Director of Technology 
  • Robert Bürmann – Managing Director of Fairventures Social Forestry
  • Rayanansy – Country Director Indonesia
  • Megan King – Director of Operations
  • Patience Naamara – Country Director Uganda

>> List of shareholders 


5. Annual Report

>> Annual Report 2019/2020


6. Personnel Structure


Full-time employees: 5

Part-time employees: 4

Working students: 3

Consultants: 4

Minijob: 3


18 Full-time employees


3 Full-time employees

(Status: November 2020)


7. & 8. Financial Overview: Information on Funding and Resource Allocation






9. Ties with Third Parties

Fairventures Worldwide is an independent non-profit organization and has no corporate affiliation with third parties.


10. Names of persons whose annual payments represent more than 10% of the total annual budget

  • Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
  • Brot für die Welt Evangelisches Werk für Diakonie und Entwicklung e.V.
  • Large donation from a private person

Code of Conduct

In our Code of Conduct we describe the values and standards of our actions, both internally and in dealing with partners.

>> Code of Conduct


As a member of VENRO (Association of German Development and Humanitarian Aid Non-Governmental Organisations), the guidelines and standards of the VENRO Codes apply to our business:

>> VENRO Code of Conduct on Transparency, Organisational Management and Monitoring

>> VENRO Code Development-Related Public Relations

Guiding Principles of Good Practice for Foundations

Since Fairventures was formerly the subsidiary of a foundation, we have been a member of the Association of German Foundations since our foundation. We are committed to complying with the ethical framework of the association:

>> Guiding Principles of Good Practice for Foundations

External Auditing

An independent auditor checks that the funds of Fairventures Worldwide are used in accordance with the company charter.