Responsible members of our communities
We seek to be an integral part of the communities in which we operate. We participate in all of these communities and continually find meaningful ways to give back.
We are keenly aware of just how important it is that we make strong, high-quality connections with the communities in which we operate. We depend on our communities in many ways: we hire our employees from local communities; we need local licences and community endorsement to operate; we use community infrastructure and very often suppliers live close to our production facilities. Our Manufacturing Operating Companies have implemented a variety of practices around the world to enable us to better connect with – and give back to – those communities.
Our Manufacturing Operating Companies have always applied their own local practices to connect with their local communities. There is much diversity in the policies and practices in place for community connections. Our operations in Spain, Sri Lanka and The Netherlands have a community investment policy while our operations in the USA, Brazil and Italy have a history of organizing annual events. And our other Manufacturing Operating Companies apply a more ad-hoc approach to connect with their local communities.
Around the globe, Perfetti Van Melle makes substantial support to our communities by offering financial support and the donation or our products and employee service hours.