People – Philanthropy & Our Communities
By way of both the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation, as well as sponsored volunteer efforts by the company and our employees, Perrigo is committed to supporting and enhancing the communities in which we operate. In addition to the money donated by the Foundation, employees exhibited their passion for community service through donations of time and money to a wide variety of causes, notably around education, healthcare, and educating youth on topics such as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The Perrigo Foundation
Since 2000, the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation has been supporting the people and communities in and around the areas we operate globally. True to Perrigo's mission of providing Quality Affordable Healthcare Products® the Foundation's mission is to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that enhance the health, well-being and education of individuals and families in communities that Perrigo serves.
The foundation also seeks to support healthcare and education initiatives that affect our own employees. The Foundation funds a college scholarship program for the dependent children of our eligible employees and provides grants and scholarships to the many school districts in regions in which Perrigo operates.
In fiscal year 2015, the Foundation donated $3.72 million dollars, which represents a 23% increase from the 2.85 million donated in 2014.
Donation of Medicines
Through our partners International Aid and Medical Teams International, Perrigo has donated a number of needed medicines over the years, whether for disaster relief or humanitarian aid.
Activism and Volunteerism
Company-sponsored volunteerism follows a varied path, often driven by the passions and interests of the individuals involved. Whether it's through food drives each year, the many walking or running events, disaster relief or fund raisers to support local causes, employee activities throughout the Perrigo community are numerous.
Sparking Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Every year, a number of activities took place to support the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education of youths in communities where we operate. Many Perrigo scientists, engineers, researchers and statisticians chose to apply their knowledge and experience from the job to stimulate and educate interest in STEM careers to local youths.