As a global life sciences service provider, we have always been keen to give back to the communities in which we operate. We value Corporate Social Responsibility and see it as an important part of our business, which is why we have made a commitment to do one CSR event per quarter to give back to the community we benefit from being part of.
As part of our CSR scheme, we have participated in a few CSR initiatives this year, most recently with Sue Ryder.
We have been supporting Sue Ryder over the past year by participating in a charity walk and multiple clothes donations. We chose Sue Ryder due to the different initiatives they use to fundraise the money, how they use the donations and the global scale of the organization. They take good care of the elderly and we appreciate how friendly they are. Sue Ryder provides incredible hospice, neurological care, emotional and practical support for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis.
Horton Kids is another organisation we have supported in the past. We are committed to improving the lives of underprivileged children. This organization specifically is based in Washington DC where they work with many children who must overcome the effects of multi-generational, urban poverty as well as the risk factors in the neighbourhood. The vast majority of Horton’s Kids’ participants live in food-insecure households with an annual income under $10,000, well below the national poverty line. Approximately 80% of adults in the neighbourhood do not have a high school diploma.
We began supporting Focus Ireland in 2016 with donations as it provides a vital role in ensuring the charities can operate their day to day activities efficiently. Focus Ireland helps prevent families, young people and individuals from having to first experience homelessness if possible. Another key aspect of Focus Ireland work is supporting those at risk of homelessness again in the future, to minimize the risk, by providing excellent tenancy supports.
Being headquartered in Ireland allows us to be in regular contact with Focus Ireland.
This organization works focuses on people with mental and combined disabilities. We believe in equality and that everybody has a right to achieve whatever they desire without any roadblocks. All these activities help to provide jobs, educate and participate in common daily activities as making pottery or service customers in the café. A-Mano supports people with disabilities and give them opportunity to engage in the work process and live full-valued life in the society.
We have donated to the Irish Heart Foundation in the past to help combat heart disease as it is important to have a health. The Irish Heart Foundation is the national charity fighting heart disease and stroke, funded 92 per cent by public donations. Their vision is that every person living in Ireland will live a long, active and healthy life free from heart, stroke and blood vessel disease. Their mission is to lead in improving the cardiovascular health of people living in Ireland so they do not experience disability or die from preventable heart, stroke and other blood vessel diseases.