Our Commitment in the AMERICAS
- Manage a matching
funds programme for educational institutions
- Sponsor employees who
participate in fund raising events
- Allow two paid days
off for voluntary service, one for a personal charity and one for an Edwards
Our Commitment in ASIA-PACIFIC
Encourage community involvements programmes
through local committees who organise charitable events on an annual basis:
In Singapore: we
organise a year-end charitable event for the elderly under a
public-assistance scheme and we assisted a local children's home.
In Taiwan: we collected used books, clothes and toys from
employees and donated them to the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families raising
over $8,000 for the fund.
In Korea: we fund two scholarships worth 10 million won and 5
million won. This is to sponsor students majoring in the semiconductor and flat
panel display industries and is coordinated by the Korean Semiconductor
Japan: We made donations in 2006 and 2007 to help the Japanese earthquake
Our Commitment in EMEA
- Run a ‘Give as you
earn’ scheme for employees through the payroll and support other
employee-driven schemes such as ‘fundraising for Children in Need' organised by
our Crawley-based customer care section.
- Through a long
standing relationship with the Industrial Trust, support Computer Aided Design
(CAD) training courses at several Sussex schools - partnering Dassault Systems,
Applied CAE, the University of Brighton, and Setpoint Sussex. As part of this,
Edwards offer a mentor to work with students, helping develop closer
links with local schools as a means of engaging with potential future
apprentices, as well as offering current employees a development opportunity.
- Through our Clevedon
facility near Bristol, support the Children's Hospice South
West. Children’s Hospice South West provides the only hospice care to
terminally ill children and their families in the South West region. Our aim is
to fund the provision of a child nurse for the hospice.
In September 2009, for the second year running, we sponsored and
our employees won the Corporate Challenge Fundraiser in Exmoor.
- Support St Catherine's
Hospice near our global HQ in Crawley. St Catherine’s Hospice is a charity
dedicated to providing specialised end of life care and support to local
people, their families, friends and carers. In September 2009 we sponsored
and competed in
the Dragon Boat Festival. In October 2009 we are donating the substantial proceeds
of surplus funds from our sports and social club to St Catherine's.
- Contributed to the
Chinese Earthquake appeal via the UK Red Cross in 2008.