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Community and Charity

Making a positive difference

As part of Good4Business, our strategy of creating sustainable value throughout our operations helps us deliver targeted activities focused on enhancing lives and securing futures for families with an emphasis on education, well-being and hygiene. It gives the Group an opportunity to give back to local communities by getting involved in life changing initiatives which make a difference where it matters the most.

Our focus on Community & Charity is embedded into all our geographies. In each region, every year our people and brands get involved in a range of local and global projects and initiatives tailored to the needs of these local communities and regions.

Enhancing lives, securing futures

Our association with the Seashell Trust is one that we have taken to our corporate heart. As a long-time partner, we have been helping the charity, located near our Global Head office in Manchester, to provide a happy and secure environment for children and young adults with complex and severe learning disabilities. During the year, we have supported the charity’s fundraising appeal to build a new state-of-the-art educational facility and our employees have been involved in multiple fundraising and volunteering activities.

Our life changing work in Nigeria with the PZ Foundation continues with eight new projects initiated during the financial year including the construction of a shea butter manufacturing unit to empower women in Niger State and the donation of classrooms, boreholes and a library to various schools in Abia, Delta, Kogi and Taraba States of Nigeria.

Since 2007 when the PZ Cussons Nigeria Foundation was created, thousands of people have benefited from PZ Cussons funded and managed building, education, health and water projects. This year, employees in Nigeria have been supporting those people who have been displaced from their homes by unrest in the north of the country. They delivered product packs to camps for Internally Displaced Persons and partnered with another non-governmental organisation (NGO) to climb Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for the plight of women and children living in the camps.

Our global Carex brand continues to lead the way in hand hygiene by participating in the Hands Up For Hygiene Campaign and Global Handwashing Day, being agents for change and promoting good handwashing behaviours.

Carex supports Global Hand Washing Day and works with organisations and schools around the globe to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of washing hands.