Corporate Citizenship - An active player in local communities
Vesuvius endeavours to be a good corporate citizen wherever the company does business.
It encourages employees to take a keen interest in their local communities and cultures, to share their experience across the company and to be adaptable, innovative and sensitive in our dealings with the local environment.
We fully respect and take into account regional and local concerns, customs and traditions.
Vesuvius and its employees take an active part in the local community life.
Together with the Suzhou Industrial Park Youth & Children Centre (SIPYCC), Vesuvius China is working on two community projects: Uni-Cycle, which entails working with local school students to increase their self-esteem, and the English Corner, which aims to raise the interest of children in learning English.
The majority of Vesuvius India employees make voluntary contributions out of their salary to the Child Rights and You (CRY) organisation, which is a non-government scheme that works on several projects and initiatives supporting child rights and their overall development.
Every year, Vesuvius employees at Champaign, IL, USA, hosts la food drive in aid of the local “Food for Families” programme. This local initiative provides food to families in need.
In Cleveland, USA, a collection is organised annually in order to support the “United Way” campaign. More than 125 community partner agencies receive funds from “United Way”. They offer comprehensive health and human care programmes to over 400,000 people in the Greater Cleveland area each year.
Operations in Sao Paulo, Brazil, have trained Supervisors in sign language and adapted the work environment to facilitate the successful recruitment and integration of people with hearing impairments.
In Borken, Germany, employees are registered on the national Bone Marrow Donator database (DKMS) on a voluntary basis. There are several success stories in the group resulting in employees donating their blood to leukaemia patients.
Vesuvius International Scholarship Fund
This Scholarship Fund has been created in order to assist dependent children of Vesuvius employees in helping to finance post-secondary school education. The programme is administrated independently by the Americas Scholarship Fund, a non-profit student aid service located in the USA. The criteria on which awards are based and the final selection of the award recipients, are decided solely by the Americas Scholarship Fund.