Continuing our commitment to giving back, and build on this by creating more opportunity for young people.
Investing in renewable energy
We are united by our purpose of ‘making a difference with real care’ and of course for us doing business responsibly includes our commitment to actively reducing our emissions to zero. We are making excellent progress in targeting emissions reductions, with our businesses in Belgium, Netherlands, Finland, Portugal and Canada all already using 100% renewable energy across their branches and offices, and also Autoglass® in the UK from April 2022.
Planting trees and giving back
A team of colleagues from Carglass® Germany has been running an amazing campaign combining sustainability, environmental protection and commitment to giving back, by offering the opportunity for colleagues to sponsor a tree in the Bavarian Altmühltal region. They have spent their own time planting hundreds of trees to establish a Carglass® forest, raising thousands of Euros, for the Carglass® Giving Back Foundation.
Raising millions for the communities around us
In 2021, over 8,000 of our colleagues, their families, friends and business partners took part in the second virtual Spirit of Belron Round the World Challenge, which marked the 20th year of this fundraising event. With COVID restrictions still in place in many countries, Belron people once again travelled virtually around the world as many times as possible, this time raising over €2.3milion for our global charity partner Afrika Tikkun.
Taking care of the people around us
For the last 10 years we have been working with Beschermde Werkplaats Limburg at our European Distribution Centre in Belgium. This non-profit association employs people who are less likely to be hired on the ordinary job market. Every day up to fifteen workers help us assemble, package and label items for distribution - giving everyone the chance of employment.