As part of our commitment to living our values, UDG Healthcare actively encourages employees to support their local communities through fundraising and/or donating their time to worthy causes. Sometimes the activity is led by the organisation but on many occasions it is our employees who instigate projects and initiatives.
Since 2012, UDG Healthcare has supported children’s charities across the globe, donating in excess of €300,000. UDG Healthcare continued to support children’s charities by donating over €70,000 during 2016. In Ireland, the three charities of choice, were Barnardos Ireland, LauraLynn Foundation and iCAN, the Irish Children's Arthritis Network.
In 2016 UDG Healthcare continued its support of employee initiatives across the globe by making donations out of the UDG Healthcare CSR Fund to support our employees in their charitable endeavours. Employees submitted applications for support to the Fund as they themselves completed multiple activities including marathons, abseiling, coffee mornings etc.
UDG Healthcare also undertook to give more back to the community by encouraging employees to donate toys to the children’s toy appeal at Christmas, completing the ‘Shoebox Appeal’ in aid of children in Africa and Syria and by taking part in a food drive aiming to donate over 10,000 non-perishable food items to families in need.
All initiatives are well-received by employees who enjoy the opportunity to donate their time and energy to charitable causes.