Committed to our communities
Neopost’s actions within the communities in which it operates are based on local initiatives spearheaded by its subsidiaries intended to support charitable associations and organisations providing social assistance.
In the United Kingdom
Employees vote each year for the charity that will receive funds collected through the events they organise. In 2011, Diabetes UK was selected. The subsidiary also helps employees wanting to invest their own time and effort by offering volunteering within a charitable association two days a year. This allowed for ad hoc help to be provided for a variety of charities in 2011, such as the St Francis Hospice and a wildlife protection fund.
Since 2007, Neopost has paid €5 to SOS Villages d’Enfants for each mailing system rental contract signed. This organisation allows brothers and sisters who are unable to live with their parents to grow up together within village communities. In 2011, the subsidiary helped to finance the renovation of the Marly SOS Village in the North of France.
In the United States
The Bikes for Tykes scheme is one of the initiatives that has been running for several years. Employees of Neopost USA organise collections to buy bicycles for an association that helps families in Connecticut. A total of 1,000 bicycles have been donated in this way in the last 10 years.
Ain't no mountain high enough for Neopost in the Netherlands
A group of cyclists that work at Neopost in Drachten has raised almost €12,000 to rebuild the play area of the childrens' ward in the local Drachten hospital.
Alpe d'Huzes is an annual charity event for cancer research, in which thousands of cyclists climb the famous Alpes d'Huez multiple times (zes is the Dutch word meaning six) to raise funds. This inspired Clara Slump, R&D Secretary, Neopost Technologies with the idea to organize a similar Neopost event, to support a local charity. The team of six cyclists chose their theme "Geen Berg te Hoog" (no mountain too high), and aimed to reach as many summits in the French Alps as possible, to raise money for the charity. Neopost in Drachten became a Gold sponsor and many colleagues also helped to get commitments from suppliers, business partners, colleagues, family and friends to raise almost €12,000.
During the weekend of Pentecost, the group travelled to Bourg d'Oisans, at the foot of Alpe d'Huez, to spend the week cycling up the highest peaks. The group climbed the Croix de Fer, Col du Granon, Pré du Mme Carle, Col du Chamrousse and a handful more. The impressive Col du Galibier was out of reach, due to snow at the top. Some of the experienced cyclists reached the top of the Alpe d'Huez twice!