VALEO, A COMMITTED LOCAL PLAYER
Because of the various impacts of its activities, Valeo has a policy of encouraging its sites to take responsibility and to support local initiatives around the world. Each year, teams implement actions, known as Plants’ Initiatives, in accordance with the identified needs of local communities and employees.
BRAZIL São Paulo In a true show of Christmas spirit, employees at the São Paulo site donated clothes, shoes and toys to some 20 children at the Casa da Criança e do Adolescente Santo Amaro Grossar, an organization that helps vulnerable children and teenagers. CHINA All sites The Valeo Library Project, run as part of the national “Illuminating the Future” campaign, led to the establishment of ten libraries or reading rooms in rural schools attended by disadvantaged students. Each project was sponsored by volunteers from Chinese sites including Changchun, Foshan, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Wuxi. A total of 7,500 books were donated. CZECH REPUBLIC Rakovník The Rakovník site joined forces with the local town hall to help improve the areas around the town’s nursery schools by financing playground renovations. FRANCE Sablé-sur-Sarthe The Sablé-sur-Sarthe site ran an awareness campaign to encourage people to become organ donors. Two members of the France-ADOT association, both transplant recipients themselves, shared their experiences and explained how to become a donor. Fifty-two people registered as a result. GERMANY Ratingen Valeo Service employees in Germany took part in a day-long blood donation campaign organized with Esprit and the German Red Cross.
INDIA Chennai To celebrate Children’s Day, employees at the Chennai plant visited a local primary school bearing gifts of sports equipment and school supplies. A drawing competition was also organized for the students, with lots of prizes up for grabs. MEXICO Río Bravo Río Bravo employees collected 13,000 bottle caps in a fund-raising event for Brazil’s national Health Day. The money raised went to the local cancer foundation to pay for cancer treatment for children. POLAND Chrzanów For the third year in a row, the Chrzanów site hosted female students from a local secondary school to present career opportunities in the industry and debunk the stereotype that production jobs are for men only. Following a site visit, the students were introduced to female employees working in such diverse areas as production, quality, logistics and maintenance. ROMANIA Timisoara The Timisoara site’s IT team, in association with the Lions Club Timisoara Bastion, donated a dozen computers to Pischia primary school. The donation was made as part of the site’s social and environmental responsibility program, Drive to Community, whose main focus is to support primary education. THAILAND Chonburi Chonburi employees put a smile on the faces of children at Pattaya orphanage by donating diapers,
toys, books and other school supplies as part of the Valeo Love & Happiness Sharing program. TURKEY Bursa The Bursa site got involved in a nation-wide campaign to support the country’s vocational schools, spearheaded by Turkish automotive supplier association TAYSAD. As part of this, the lab team repaired and calibrated some 20 measurement instruments to help students learn their future trades.