Local Community

Our responsibility is to ensure that we shape a better, more sustainable future.

We actively contribute to our local community to help ensure a better future. Here are a few examples showing how we get involved and where we support the UN Global Compact and their Sustainable Development Goals:

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World Down Syndrome Day fundraising

Employees at Malta site raised 956.26 for the Down Syndrome Association Malta by rocking their odd socks on World Down Syndrome Day

Malta Beyond the Moon fundraising

Beyond the Moon is a charitable entity that offers seriously ill children and their families a relaxing, all-in cost free family vacation to a destination that appeals to the children's imagination. The carefree family vaction offered by Beyond the Moon gives them the energy they need to experience some joy in their life and to continue their daily struggle against the disease.

Its goal is to continue to make a difference and this can only be achieved with the help of our donations. Last year De La Rue Malta raised €8000 which was enough to nominate two families that could benefit from the Beyond the Moon foundation.

One of the nominated families travelled for a week to Disneyland in July. We were also lucky enough to host the family to our factory during recognition week where they were gracious enough to share their experience.
Quote from the father ''Out of the 47 times that my child had to board a plane, this was the only time he did not board to undergo treatment''
The brave youngster was given a small gift on during his visit as a token for his bravery and fight against cancer!

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De La Rue Summer Party at Infinity by Hugo's

Work Hard Play Hard! Over 300 employees from De La Rue Malta joined us at Infinity by Hugo's for our Summer Party. Everyone shared good times and enjoyed themselves with great food and drinks, with an awesome DJ playing all night and fire jugglers providing sizzling entertainment.

 

 

De La Rue Energy Saving Awareness day

As part of our corporate social responsibility activities, during our Employee Recognition Week held in August, we focused on creating more awareness on how we can reduce our energy consumption bot at work and at home.  Various talks and discounts where given to our employees by our suppliers which contributed to increased energy saving awareness. We also introduced a stationary bike at the canteen which can be used by employees to charge their mobile phones by paddling away and thus reduce electricity consumption while keeping fit.

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50,000,000th passport produced in Malta

Celebrating the production of the 50,000,000th passport in Malta. The first ever purpose built ePassport production facility opened it's doors in Malta in 2008 and since then De La Rue saw productivity grow year on year. In order to express our thanks on the achievement on this milestone, we organised a relaxing evening for our staff to thank them for the efforts they put in over the years. Most of our staff have been with De La Rue since its inception in 2008 and have shown dedication and commitment throughout this journey. We look forward to the next 50,000,000!

 

The Association for Abandoned Animals

The Association for Abandoned Animals; known as AAA, houses 95 dogs, all abandoned and mostly come from the streets. AAA's mission is to shelter these poor animals, treat them for any injuries or illness that they may have, and then place them for adoption. They rely on donations to continue their work therefore De La Rue's commitment in helping the association was sincerely appreciated. A big thank you goes to our team members for their generous charitable donations, with a total sum of €3000!

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Beyond the Moon

De La Rue Malta raised more than €8000 towards the Beyond The Moon Foundation - an international group that specialises in caring for and supporting terminally sick children, their family and carers, sending them on a bespoke holiday of a lifetime. With this amount of funding from De La Rue, two worthy families will be taking their amazing trips during the summer of 2018.

Oscar Night

As part of our internal engagement and communications plan, we recently held a glamourous Oscars Night with awards given to members of staff to recognise hard work and perseverance - with a large amount of fun and plenty of props put to good use on the night! The employees themselves nominated and voted for the winners – a fantastic event and a brilliant night was had by all!

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Recognition Weeks

De La Rue Malta run regular Recognition Weeks throughout the year with a fixed schedule for each event run: Monday – Staff were welcomed to work with healthy snacks. Tuesday – Team briefs and business updates. Wednesday – Recognition & Employee motivation including Training and Development sessions, celebrate “Workaversaries” and team achievements. Thursday – Sharing Success Day where we showcase OpEx projects and Friday is usually a corporate social responsibility activity focussing on the Environment, Health and Wellbeing.

Football Tournament and Inclusivity Day

Held in collaboration with The Malta Community Chest Fund and The Malta Special Olympics, De La Rue joined in a whole range of activities including: a 5 A-Side football tournament, Bocce Game, CPR Competition, Bingo for the less sporty individuals and animators and fun activities for children of all ages.

The event was organised for company employees, their families and youths from “Special Olympics Malta Team”. Adding further prestige to the event was the presence of her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta who also attended the day’s activities and subsequently uploaded photos on her Excellency’s Facebook page!

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President Fun Run

The President Fun Run, organised by the Malta Community Chest Fund, was well supported and attended by staff and employees, running and taking part in the event to raise funds for the chosen charities.

De La Rue Malta joins the European Week for Waste Reduction

De La Rue Malta received a shared award and prize for the Land & Sea clean-up activity that took place during the 2017 European Week for Waste reduction. The clean-up was coordinated by #Zibel, a non-profit organisation, and De La Rue Malta sponsored the event.

The award and prize for ‘Best clean up awareness event’ was received at a function hosted by Wasteserv Malta (Sponsors of the EWWR 2017 week in Malta). De La Rue Malta has donated their portion of the prize money to #Zibel to sponsor a future clean-up event and for the development of an on-line educational website. De La Rue Malta will be taking part in a future clean-up event to celebrate the European Week for Waste Reduction 2018


 

The impact of De La Rue Malta on the
Sustainable Development Goals

De La Rue is committed to sustainably supporting and helping secure a better future for all. The solutions produced at De La Rue Malta directly impact the achievement of three of the UN’s key Sustainable Development Goals.

1.52b Banknotes provide access to finances in 28 countries around the world

Up to 12 million identity documents enabling people to access social rights and responsibilities

New PA&T capability helps organisations see into their supply chains and stop counterfeiters

 

De La Rue Malta doing business responsibly and actively contributing to the SDG’s

But it is not just the “what” that De La Rue does, it is also the “how” we do it and the ways in which we do business and run our operations. A selection of how De La Rue Malta contributes is shown as follows:

Fundraising for Beyond the Moon, new wellbeing monitoring strategy

Gender and inclusion strategy protecting human rights to stop discrimination

New water treatment process in nickel plating facility, - 150te waste stream, reduced to 5te of semi-solid waste

SAFE roll-out, New collective bargaining agreement
 
 

New PA&T installations capabilities, training of staff, investments in Malta site
 

Eliminated several hazardous chemicals in the last 2 years, i.e. Xylene was substituted for a less hazardous solvent to clean the machines