Supporting local communities through education, fundraising and sponsorship opportunities.
We support the social and economic development of our local communities through education, volunteering, fundraising and sponsorship opportunities. Supporting our employees to participate in community activities is a core business value that benefits everyone involved.
Supporting local charities and good causes is an important part of our responsible business strategy. As a global company, we take pride in our local approach, supporting the communities where we work and live. Our employees participate in a huge amount of community and fundraising activities throughout the year and Innospec is proud to support them. Despite the pandemic continuing to prevent us from opening our doors to local groups in 2021, our total social value and community contribution was US$663,000.
- Innospec Cares
Innospec Cares is our global charitable giving and volunteering program. In 2021, the program entered its sixth year and celebrated reaching the significant milestone of raising over US$1 million for over 346 wide ranging community groups and charities around the world since its launch in 2016. In 2021 alone, employees provided 424 hours of volunteering within the communities we operate and we raised over US$213,000.
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- Featured Case Studies
PenFed Foundation Military Heroes fund, USA
Our Fuel Specialties and Oilfield Business teams in the US are proud to be long term supporters of the PenFed Foundation Military Heroes fund. In 2021, we were able to resume our annual Fuel Specialties and Oilfield Services charity golf tournaments, following their cancellation in 2020 due to the pandemic. The total raised by both golfing events was just over US$282,000. This brings the total raised since we started our annual charity golf tournaments in 2007 to US$1.5 million.
Inspiring the next generation
Raising awareness of careers in the sciences and industry is an important part of our responsibility to the next generation. Many of our employees spend time engaging with schools and educational centers, providing support and advice.
In October 2021, our Personal Care team at Ellesmere Port, UK took part in the ESSAR STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Festival. The team ran eight sessions over two days for 120 pupils aged 9-11, delivering an interactive workshop entitled ‘Clean up with Surfactants’. The aim was to raise awareness of careers in science and industry and encourage pupils to feel inspired and motivated towards a future career in these areas.
Unfortunately, our normal practice of hosting community Open Days at our sites and providing educational workshops at our local schools were severely hampered by the pandemic. We did however manage to arrange two separate visits to our Ellesmere Port site for the charitable organization Cheshire Young Carers. These visits each involved 10 young people aged 15-17 who care for a parent or sibling suffering from physical disability, mental health problems or substance misuse. They received a tour of the site, a fire safety demonstration and training in basic first aid skills. We are hoping to resume our normal activities at all our sites in 2022 once restrictions are lifted.
Business contributions to charity in 2021
Our Fuel Specialties business makes a donation to Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald e.V (SDW), the German Association for the Protection of Forests and Woodlands for every liter of ecotherm® futur sold. For 2020 and 2021 sales, we donated just over €19,430, making a total of over €364,000 since the partnership began in 2008. The donation will be used to support SDW’s work in forest conservation, protection and replanting projects and to support their free forest education programs for schools and communities.#