The idea of Novelis Neighbour is to personalise our role in our communities. Our goal is to behave like a good neighbour.
Novelis Neighbour is a global programme established by Novelis in 2012 as part of our Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy. We have an ongoing commitment to achieve industry-leading economic and environmental goals, while simultaneously improving the quality of life for our employees and their families, the communities where we operate and society as a whole.
Through Novelis Neighbour, our company has a developed a reputation for giving back to our communities through financial contributions and volunteer hours. We achieve this through donations and support given throughout the year, the highlight of which is our Novelis Month of Service which takes place in October, across our global operations.
In its first year the programme donated almost £3.5 million and gave over 10,700 volunteer hours.
Unite Globally, Impact Locally
With the help of 2,000 volunteers, from 35 Novelis sites across 12 countries, during the Novelis Month of Service in October 2014 we carried out 49 volunteer projects and:
Novelis Neighbour UK
Through the Novelis Neighbour programme, Novelis UK is supporting charities, good causes and fundraising events in the local community in and around our recycling plant at Latchford, Warrington.
Between April 2013 and March 2014 Novelis UK supported eight organisations and donated over £20,000 to help them with their work.
- Six local schools are now ‘Heart Safe’ and equipped with automatic defibrillators
- One disabled child and his parents are undergoing a full year of education, development and care not available on the NHS
- Our local hospice has received sponsorship funds and equipment for use by patients’ families
- We have supported employees in their own fund raising activities by matching their sponsorship funds
- A team from Novelis UK volunteered at a project for disadvantaged adults to improve their buildings and outside area
- Two nearby hospitals have also received much needed donations
Novelis Neighbour UK supports the following charities