What does Community mean to Brenntag employees?
We see ourselves as part of each local community in which Brenntag operational sites are located, as a “corporate citizen”, and we maintain a close dialogue with them. Community Interaction at a local level is represented in various ways - whether by contributing funding, donations in kind, expertise and personal commitment, in terms of time and fundraising.
Local needs vary in line with demographic and socio-economic differences in the current locations of Brenntag South Africa, therefore we enable each site to make their own decisions on how to get involved and where to direct their efforts.
Employee Involvement and Ownership
As part of the People Focus Agenda, BRENNTAG GIVING encourages individuals and groups of our employees to become more active and mindful in their local community as well as national fundraising awareness. In many cases, our employees get involved personally, collecting money and donations in kind or investing time and manpower in support of a wide variety of charitable causes, often for some deeply personal reason.
Due to the diversity of local charitable engagements at National and local levels of Brenntag South Africa operations, we realised the need to ensure the voices of each of the local sites are heard and the efforts of employees supported and recognised across the company.
We are immensely proud of our efforts to build relationships with communities across South Africa to make a difference to benefit the chemical industry, our business partners and general public. We truly believe that the success of our ongoing community programs, partnerships and initiatives lies in ensuring the Community interaction is truly a “people’s business”. Everything we achieve as a business is accomplished with and through our employees, who generate ideas, connect people within the communities and deliver projects that benefit various public groups, both immediately and in the future.