In 2016 we launched our Innospec Cares program. The program encourages our employees to engage with our local communities by nominating local charities and community initiatives to receive a donation from a new corporate fund. The fund makes available donations to local or national charities and community initiatives demonstrating support for:
- Disadvantaged Groups
- Human health and wellbeing
- Encouragement of education
- Environmental Projects
The fund is in addition to our other donations for charitable and community support.
- 2017 Update
In 2017, more people than ever decided to get involved in the second year of our charity funding program, with a 70% increase in applications on 2016. We approved 97 applications with an almost even split between match funding support for employee fundraising and direct giving. 2017 saw an increase in the number of match funding applications, which recognizes employees’ efforts by donating US$2 for every US$1 raised. This resulted in US$108,000 match funding of the US$54,000 raised by employees.
Examples of the organizations supported in 2017
Aremig: The donation will help establish a new toy and games room for very sick children. Such generosity is greatly appreciated. Thanks to companies like Innospec, life for children who are hospitalized for several weeks is made a little easier.
"This money will allow Aremig to turn a medical waiting room into a more comfortable environment for kids. Many thanks for this support." - Vernon employee, France
Rowan County Pregnancy Support Center: The donation will help deliver maternal and infant health initiatives to those facing difficult or unexpected pregnancies.
"The Center is very close to mine and my family’s hearts and it means so much to have my employer match what I do for them. I thank Innospec Cares very much. You are an awesome organization and I am glad to be part of it." - Salisbury employee, US
SI Sorores Optimae Club Gelsenkirchen e.V.: The donation will go towards the ‘Christmas gift bags’ campaign for all the residents at a women’s shelter. The bags include useful items like toiletries and some luxuries like sweets and toys for the children.
"It makes me proud to be part of a company that is willing to share some of its wealth with those less fortunate. Thanks for the opportunity to deliver some kindness to those who need it." - Herne employee, Germany
Mittelstädt Elementary School – Klein ISD: The donation helped six students travel to the global ‘Destination Imagination’ competition in Tennessee. Half our school’s population is economically disadvantaged and could not afford the trip.
"Thanks again for your efforts in getting this request organized at such short notice. The Innospec Cares committee has helped a talented group of students get to an event that could have a significant impact on their lives." - Woodlands, Texas, employee, US
Club Rainbow (Singapore) The donation will help to continue to offer support to children with chronic and lifethreatening illnesses and their families.
"I was pleasantly surprised to learn about the Innospec Cares program and that I could submit an application to help children in their fght against chronic illness. This support means they will not lose out on the chance to live their life just because they cannot afford expensive medical services and supplies." - Singapore employee
Just4Children: The donation helped sick and disabled children to receive surgery, treatment and therapy not available on the NHS.
"Thank you so much for approving and organizing this donation. We are still overwhelmed by this support from Innospec. It means so much to those helped by Just4children. But it also means a lot to me to support our community in this way." - Ellesmere Port employee, UK
World Vision Thank you for being our top fundraiser for 2017. This donation will be used towards our campaign 'Ending Violence Against Children'. We are working to ensure that our sponsored children are healthy, literate and loved.
"I think the Innospec Cares program is remarkable, even more so this year with the doubling of contribution. The prospect of being able to enhance what I collect in this way has spurred me on." - Ellesmere Port employee, UK
The Right Step, Inc: The donation will support a six-month scholarship for a disabled person that would not be able to afford the therapeutic riding lessons.
"I support The Right Step, Inc because of the impact I’ve seen it have. Seeing the joy students get from interacting with their horse and being able to help them progress is a great experience. Thank you Innospec for helping." - Littleton employee, US
Förderkreis Klosterbauhütte Merseburg e.V.: The donation will go towards roof repairs, preserving our wonderful old building for future generations.
"I’m very proud to work for a company that supports social and care activities in the community. I really like to work in the Klosterbauhütte, thank-you for such uncomplicated support." – Leuna employee, Germany
Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA): The donation helped fund four places on a 'Happy Faces' volunteer training day. The Happy Faces team helps groups and provide opportunities for young children to meet, share experiences and offer each other vital support.
"This program is brilliant. It gives employees the opportunity to put forward charities that mean a lot to them personally. Innospec added to the money we raised for my Tough Mudder Challenge. CLAPA supported us through a diffcult time with Lily, our daughter. It’s good to know other families will beneft from Innospec Cares." - Ellesmere Port employee, UK