From supporting local hospices in Kenya, Malta and the UK to donating books and computers to a children’s educational centre in Russia, repainting classrooms for a school for autistic children and sponsoring and fundraising for local charities worldwide, our employees, facilities and factories continue to engage widely with local communities.
De La Rue is proud to support a variety of charitable causes on a local and international level. In 2011/12 Group donations for charitable purposes amounted to £93,000 (2010/11: £58,000), excluding donations made by the De La Rue Charitable Trust detailed below.
The Group operates a Give As You Earn scheme in the UK which enables employees to make regular donations to charity from their pre tax monthly salary. Donations are matched by De La Rue up to £500 per employee per annum and are included in the donation figure given above.
The De La Rue Charitable Trust aims to direct funds to appropriate causes in countries where De La Rue operates, emphasising educational projects promoting relevant skills, international understanding or relieving suffering. The Trust also matches funds raised by employees for charitable causes. During 2011/12, the Trust distributed £59,000 (2010/11: £46,000).