Saint-Gobain in Ireland has a charity programme which aims to bring together Saint-Gobain employees, customer and suppliers to work together for great causes. Whilst fundraising is a core part of our initiatives we also look to support the community by volunteering time and construction industry expertise.
Some of the charities and local community organisations that we have support to date are the Irish Cancer Society and the Peter McVerry Trust. We have held a number of events and initiatives with our various charity partners such as a 685km cycle from London to Blois in order to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.
We have also worked with the Peter McVerry Trust to renovate six Dublin City council voids and to turn them into homes for the homeless of Dublin, the movie 'Moving On' tells the story of the work of the Peter McVerry Trust and the reality that faces young homeless people today.
In December of 2016, we announced that our new ‘together’ charity partner in Ireland for the next two years will be children’s charity, Barnardos. Initially, five charities were shortlisted and interviewed, as part of a selection process, with the decision to appoint Barnardos reached by employee vote.
Barnardos supports children whose well-being is under threat, by working with them, their families and communities and by campaigning for the rights of children.
As well as the work we do to support these charities Saint-Gobain in Ireland also leads a community outreach programme to support a range of initiatives which have helped to make our communities a safer, happier and healthier environment to live in.
For more information on Barnardos and the work, they do please click the links below.