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 2015 Staff raised more than £5,000 for Saint Francis Hospice abseiling down an office building in Romford. Staff abseiled down the 70ft building in South Street in the latest of a series of fundraising initiatives they have carried out for the charity. Lauren Josman, corporate partnership manager at the hospice, said: “It was fantastic to see so many workers eager to put their fear and nerves aside and take up the exciting challenge to support Saint Francis Hospice. “As the charity receives less than a third of its funding from the government, it relies on the generosity of people and businesses like Neopost so it can continue providing an excellent standard of care to people affected by life-limiting illnesses.”
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!