Fundraising & charitable support
Our facilities and employees participate in awareness and fundraising events during the year; In Sweden, Kongsberg Automotive decided to make a donation to the Childrens Cancer Foundation instead of buying a Christmas gift for employees.
Our Matamoros and Nuevo Laredo plants in Mexico joined the movement for awareness and prevention of breast cancer, while staff in Norway took part in an international charity drive to fundraising for prostate cancer research.
KA executive Ian van Duijvenboode took part in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes with the Ford Cycling Team
For the second year running Kongsberg Automotive’s employee Ian van Duijvenboode took part in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes with the Ford Cycling team to raise money for that cause.
The generous employees of KA Shawinigan in Canada once again participated in a food drive and collected 100 bags of food and toiletries for a local food bank.
Our Hallbergmoos employees decorated shoe boxes and packed them full with toys, sweets and warm clothes as part of a charity project for Pre-schools, Children Hospitals and families in need in Ukraine.
KA Vrable in Slovakia recently participated in the Color run, a charity event to promote healthiness, sport and happiness. About 1,000 runners from the surroundings of Nitra, Slovakia, participated in this event. The run continues in other towns in Slovakia and consequently the total amount of money collected in all towns will be donated to children suffering from cancer.
Other locations and employees raised money for charities globally and took part in community activities.