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All over the world, our teams put our CSR commitments into practice by getting involved in the communities where Albéa is based. Here are a few examples of our initiatives.
Although mindsets are changing in favor of gender equality, the struggle is still far from over. Our employees are committed to gender equality, especially on International Women’s Day. Here are just a few examples.
In Mexico, single mothers are a vulnerable population, as they are often school dropouts receiving little to no family support. Albéa is committed to help them develop their skills. These women are exceptional, and their testimonies have been documented in the short film «Mujer Excepcional». In this film, they reveal with great humility, even if only for a short moment in front of the camera, what gives them strength to fight for what they believe in.
In partnership with Estée Lauder, Albéa Shanghai is involved in the HERproject, an initiative aimed at helping women working in low-income supply chain jobs. The goal is to give women access to the right level of information and the resources to safeguard their health. Since its creation in 2007, HERproject has supported more than 850,000 women in 750 companies.
In November 2019, Albéa helped two associations, Share Your Beauty/Family to Family and Bottomless Closet. Both help women going through difficult times to regain self-esteem and self-confidence. Share Your Beauty/Family to Family collects unsold items from the fashion and cosmetics industries and distributes them to homeless women or victims of domestic violence. Bottomless Closet is an initiative that accompanies women on their way to financial independence by providing coaching for job interviews and first days on the job. The association also provides second-hand clothing to support women in their professional reintegration.
Deaf students from Karya Mulia High School visited our factory in Surabaya. Students from the SLB-B Widya Bhakti Institute, an institution specializing in caring for young people with motor and mental disabilities, also visited the Semarang site.
On February 15, this subsidiary took part in World Childhood Cancer Day by organizing various awareness-raising initiatives for employees and their families, including briefings on cancer detection and treatment, medical consultations and the collection of plastic caps for the Voluntad Contra el Cáncer foundation.
Defending biodiversity is a challenge that involves changing our habits and those of our loved ones. From Brazil to Mexico to France, there are several educational initiatives for the planet.
BRAZIL: ALBÉA MOGI & JUNDIAI
For World Environment Day, employees at the Mogi and Jundiai sites focused on educating families about biodiversity, including a lecture on the role of bees, and a reforestation workshop teaching how to make compost and how to plant a tree properly. A total of 84 trees were planted through these efforts.
Albéa is involved in developing a sustainable economy in the local communities where the Group operates. This includes supporting students and educational institutions to spark the curiosity of young people and prepare tomorrow’s talent, today.
FRANCE: ALBÉA SIMANDRE AND PLOUHINEC
Albéa’s French sites welcome many students every year. Albéa Simandre was visited by 24 vocational (BTS) students from the Niépce Balleure high school in Chalon-sur-Saône. In addition, the site welcomed seven new “workstudy” students. Albéa actively supports this type of training. In partnership with a training center, the Group also developed a vocational program specializing in plastics processing. The first “work-study” students from this Europlastics and Composites BTS made their debut at Simandre. In Brittany, the Rocher Group, through Albéa Plouhinec, also donated 30 injection molds to a local school. This initiative will allow students to learn about plastic injection on molds that have been used in real life.