We believe that corporate social responsibility initiatives are best developed by our local teams in the communities where we do business. Our license to operate is strengthened by both providing reliable employment and by giving back through charitable giving and social responsibility programmes. Many of our CSR activities focus on the community, while others are internal and even help us to achieve our strategic sustainability goals. We take great pride in our local groups and their CSR efforts across the globe.
Beckers is a sponsor of "Star for Life", a non-profit organisation with the mission to inspire young people to believe in their dreams for the future and support them to live AIDS-free lives. The NGO offers educational programmes and trainings to schools around Africa. One of the schools that is participating in a "Star for Life"-programme is Eketsang Secondary School in Katlehong, Gauteng province, South Africa. The school was previously supported by Beckers´ parent company Lindéngruppen. As of last year, the sponsorship was taken over by Beckers.
24 members of staff at the Malaysian site took part in the White Ribbon Charity Run (3 km and 7 km) in support of a campaign to end domestic violence against women and girls.
Our Polish co-workers support families through the national “Noble Gift” campaign, a local animal shelter through charitable giving, and the “Our Children Foundation”, which focuses on the development, upbringing and education of children in need.
In the UK many of our colleagues supported the local Race for Life annual fundraising event by sponsoring a colleague to run. The organization supports research towards treatments and cures for over 200 types of cancer.
Our staff established a temporary medical camp to provide much needed information and assistance, and provides donations of furniture, equipment and supplies to nearby rural schools. These are just a few of many social and environmental we have initiated in Goa.