Our volunteering and philanthropy programs amplify the enthusiasm we have for giving back to our communities—especially in the areas of health and STEM education.
With 42 facilities across four continents, we touch thousands of people every day; helping people live better healthier lives.
Catalent has a long history of giving back to our neighbors. Through “Catalent Cares”, employees have been organizing volunteer projects and charitable giving for decades.
In alignment with our corporate responsibility strategy, we encourage employees to volunteer for organizations that serve patients, expand STEM education and protect the environment. Each Catalent site has at least one community ambassador who coordinates with our Corporate Responsibility team, defines the local volunteering strategy and connects employees to causes and nonprofit partners important to the site. Our ambassadors champion volunteering and ensure that our projects align with local community needs.
Each year, we celebrate the spirit of giving back to our communities through two company-wide volunteer events:
Catalent Month of Service (CMS), our month-long signature volunteer event held in November each year, activates employee volunteer teams from sites around the world. During our third CMS in 2019, we had more than 1200 volunteers across 30 Catalent sites give back to communities through volunteer projects such as working shifts at local food banks, mentoring students and visiting hospital patients.
The Catalent Cares Matching Gift program is a direct result of listening and responding to employee requests to support our communities, and is strongly aligned with our commitment to patients and environment sustainability. The program provides a 1-for-1 corporate match of up to $1,000 for personal employee donations to health & human service and environmental charities.
Our community partnership strategy is tied to our business objective to help people live better, healthier lives. To increase our impact, we build relationships with and make grants to nonprofits that:
- Improve the delivery of health-related services and treatment to patients
- Advance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) education through teaching, training and job placement initiatives.
At the corporate level, we manage a partnership program that supports national and international organizations. At the site level, our community ambassadors and engagement teams identify and invite nonprofit, community-based organizations to apply for support. We aim to leverage the skills, products, services, and thought-leadership of our business units and employees to make an even greater impact in the community.
STRATEGIC CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS
In 2018, Catalent initiated a STEM partnership with Tiny Earth, a global research organization based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that accelerates the discovery of new antibiotics through a global network of student researchers. Catalent’s partnership grant supports Tiny Earth’s effort to inspire students of all backgrounds to pursue careers in science through original laboratory and field research and address and solve the shortage of effective antibiotics.
When our communities are affected by natural disasters and catastrophic events, we support local relief efforts through corporate grants, matching gifts and volunteering. Catalent volunteers help disaster relief organizations through activities that include packing meals and assisting with the physical cleanup of homes and neighborhoods.
For more information on Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability at Catalent, email us or follow #CatalentCares on social media.