We contribute our time and financial support to the communities where we work and live
With our community activities and contributions across the globe, we aim to build strong relationships with our stakeholders and the communities where we live and work, to help improve the quality of life.
Kongsberg Automotive encourages employees around the world to contribute their valuable time and support to causes for which they are passionate. We demonstrate our engagement by participating in community activities, volunteer work, providing donations and by responding to local needs and expectations.
Our Matamoros, Mexico facility enrolled in the “Adopt an Elementary School” program. They beautified the school main entrance; the students now maintain the grounds.
Many of our facilities are involved in supporting issues such as health, education, advocacy for children, and social responsibility. Several of our facilities hold open house events where families and neighbors are invited to visit the plant for tours and open house events, such as in Epila, Spain where the factory celebrated its 20 year anniversary.
In Wuxi, China, almost 700 staff and their families attended Family Day in June, which included a plant tour and outdoor activities.
Some facilities sponsor and encourage sports and activities like soccer in Poland or hockey in Canada, or handball and cross-country skiing in Norway. These and other sponsorships allows us to reach out to the community on a more individual level.
Our facility in Reynosa, held its “Health Fair 2015” with 600 participants including employees and their families. They had access to a wide range of medical services like consultations, gynecological examinations, nutrition consultations, flu vaccines, and vision screening.
Supporting educational initiatives and children continues to enjoy broad support globally within Kongsberg Automotive, with inspiring stories from Mexico, Germany, and Hungary. Indeed our team in Siófok Hungary held a volunteer day and did renovations at at technical school and a foster home, and donated gifts and three computers for the kids.
The Nuevo Laredo management team once again recognized of the educational efforts of their employees’ children with a big celebration and provided book bags and school supplies to deserving young students.
Our Matamoros employees continued to dedicate their time to improve a local elementary school which is attended by Kongsberg Automotive family members. They painted, repaired facilities and helped to establish green spaces for play and enjoyment.
Finally, several plants and offices provide local internship opportunities.
These examples illustrate our employees’ passion to improve the educational prospects for the people in their community