ONI-Wärmetrafo GmbH from Lindlar is the "Opportunity Giver of the Year 2016". The IHK- Foundation honors the company's commitment to the integration of refugees. ONI-Wärmetrafo GmbH has invested almost one million Euros in a whole package of measures. Among other things, language courses for 50 refugees were financed.

In addition, the company created ten additional education places especially for refugees and hired an additional coach specifically for this group of people. In addition, there is a mentoring program that supports young people in dealing with the authorities, among other things.

"Many companies in our region are involved in the professional integration of refugees. The commitment of ONI-Wärmetrafo GmbH is an absolutely outstanding example of this," said Dr. Werner Görg, President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, at the award ceremony in the “Früh Lounge” in the Hotel Früh am Dom. The award was presented for the third time. With this award, the IHK Foundation wants to promote the social commitment of companies and at the same time make known successful instruments for securing skilled workers. This year the focus was on the integration of refugees.