Staff at one of Wiltshire’s largest employers, Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition, raised over £11,000 and volunteered for over 600 hours in 2013.
Nutricia, based in Trowbridge is part of the Danone group and has a distinct dual approach to business – economic performance and community engagement leading to best care in the community.
Its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme encourages all employees to support local and national community projects and related charities. Nutricia’s vision is to bring ‘Medical Nutrition for All Who Need It’ and their CSR activities enable staff to achieve this.
Last year, more than 200 members of staff, based out of offices in Trowbridge and Ealing, worked for both local and national charities by organising fund raising and community events and giving their time for free. Highlights included organising a Mad Hatters Tea Party for Dorothy House, a charity which gives free high-quality care and support to people with life-threatening illness across Bath, North and West Wiltshire and parts of Somerset. Money raised helped pay for the creation of an apothecary garden.
Nutricia also assisted Alzheimer Support Wiltshire – helping with a number of events for Dementia Awareness Week.
Nationally, the company also supports Carers UK which helps the millions of people who provide unpaid care for family and friends; the Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal which helps children in local hospitals and hospices across the UK to provide facilities for patients and their families; and Matthews Friends which supports parents of children with epilepsy who have restricted, or ketogenic, diets.
Kate Hall, external affairs manager for Nutricia, said: “Our corporate social responsibility programme encourages everyone to support local community projects and related charities, which in turn benefits our business, our people and our community. It is amazing to look back at 2013 and how everyone has got actively involved in some way.”