Sometimes Giving is Actually Receiving
Perrigo is expanding its circle of action beyond the development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals and fulfills an active role in the community.
The company's policy is to transfer a part of the annual revenues to community relations, with an emphasis on education and health, in communities where there is a need for significant aid and contributions.
CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY
The Science Center, located in Yerucham - home of the Perrigo Israel pharmaceutical factory. The company's support is expressed through contributions and assistance at the Science Center, aiming to expand technological, computer and scientific knowledge by providing scholarships and offering employment opportunity at the company's southern plants.
"Krembo Wings" – Perrigo has undertaken to assist in the integration of children and adolescents with special needs into society and has been supporting the "Krembo Wings" movement for the past few years. This movement gives an answer to hundreds of children and teenagers throughout the country.
The "Village Way" – is a concept of education which was developed during the last few decades at the Yemin Orde Youth Village , near Ein Hod in northern Israel.
The "Village Way" vision is that behind every teenager will stand a stable educational community based on unity, education and tradition, thus providing them resilience, perceptions of life and the required skills needed in order to succeed in the communities to which they belong.
Part of Perrigo's involvement in the community is connected to education and therefore, We have decided to help in bringing this concept to the communities in which we are involved. This year's project will take place at the technology high-school of the "Amal" network in Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
The "Or Yarok" Association for Safer Driving – was founded 15 years ago in order to fight against traffic accidents, aiming to raise the awareness of the dangers of driving and to affect a change in Israel's driving culture. Perrigo assists the association in the funding of the training and in volunteering in the activities.
Perrigo's Youth Contributes to the Community Project - is a project that combines the employment of employees children in the community through various organizations. About 100 children, aged 15 to 18, participate and their salary is funded by Perrigo.
Examples of projects: The "Sustainable Development for the Negev" association organized the painting of electrical cabinets in Beer Sheva, the painting of children's games in public parks and the painting of a community shelter for children at risk.
In" Wizo" the children worked in its second hand shop ("Bigudit ") which helps provide clothing to the needy . At Yeruham's community center and at the Society for the Protection of Nature the children worked as assistant counselors.
Perrigo participates in the "Maala Index" for social responsibility and is gold rated. This is an index which rates the social responsibility of large companies in Israel, believing that in addition to examining the company's financial success of the company, the company's commitment to society and to the environment should be examined as well.