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, France, Germany, Finland, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland all already using renewable energy across their branches, offices and distribution centres.
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
Every year, thousands of Belron colleagues, together with our families, friends, partners and suppliers, join our major fundraising event, the Spirit of Belron Challenge to raise as much money as possible for Afrika Tikkun.
In 2022, for the first time ever, we combined both our virtual challenge and our day of sports at Dorney Lake, with almost 10,000 people from 27 countries across the world taking part. During the week of the event we cycled, ran, walked, swam and travelled by wheelchair 4.6 times around the world! Together we raised over €2.2 million for 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.