With more than 50 sites across four continents, we touch thousands of people every day—thousands of communities every day. Through our extensive employee-driven and philanthropic programs, we help our communities thrive.
Catalent Cares is our way of connecting Catalent team members—our time, talents, and resources—to our communities. Through meaningful partnerships, we’re able to accomplish two main objectives:
- Improve patient health
- Expand access to science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) education, training and job placement.
We connect with our local communities through a suite of Catalent Cares programming, including volunteering, grants and strategic partnerships for health and patient-related services, and STEM. These community relationships energize our people and strengthen our culture.
Each Catalent site has at least one Community Ambassador, who coordinates with our Corporate Responsibility team and serves as a liaison, connecting employees to local causes and nonprofits.
Catalent’s year-round Matching Gift Program was designed to engage and encourage team members to give to their favorite charities and causes. The program provides a 1-for-1 corporate match up to USD 2,000 for personal employee contributions to eligible nonprofit organizations each year.
Catalent recently launched a year-round Employee Volunteer Grant (EVG) program to recognize and encourage employee volunteer activities by providing corporate grants to nonprofits where employees are regularly involved. The Individual EVG provides $500 USD each year to an eligible organization where an employee volunteers at least 40 hours. Team EVG provides up to $1000 USD to an eligible organization where at least three full-time employees volunteer in a project.
Each year, we celebrate two Company-wide volunteer events to engage and unite our global community:
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. In November 2021, we celebrated our fifth annual Catalent Month of Service, our largest celebration to date. Because COVID-19 is still a reality, our teams adopted a hybrid approach to volunteering, incorporating in-person and online volunteering and fundraising activities, benefitting a wide range of organizations and causes.
CMS 2021 was our biggest Catalent Month of Service yet. These are just a few of the numbers that highlight our collective success.
Catalent also celebrates Earth Month every April, leading up to International Earth Day on April 22, to advance our environmental commitments and to shine a light on our commitment to minimize the environmental impact of our operations. Employees across the globe volunteer to revitalize green spaces, eliminate waste, reduce carbon emissions, and host recycling drives.
At the corporate level, we manage partnerships with national and international nonprofit organizations that improve patient health and expand access to STEM education and training.
At the individual site level, community ambassadors and employee resource groups identify and invite nonprofit, community-based organizations to apply for support.
Our relationships with each organization range from new and innovative partnerships to partnerships that have been established for many years. 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.
CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP HIGHLIGHT
S2S helps students to succeed with STEM through hands-on, real world, immersive programs and lab experiences that inspire them to see themselves as the future of STEM. (Photo sourced from Students 2 Science)
Students 2 Science (S2S) is one of our newest STEM Partners. A New Jersey-based nonprofit, S2S brings hands-on STEM experiences to students with the aim of sparking interest, building technical skills, and helping participants learn about STEM careers. From a state-of-the-art analytical laboratory where students learn alongside professional scientists to a virtual lab program that live-streams instructors into 5th – 12th grade classrooms, S2S is linking students and teachers to dynamic hands-on science experiments and curriculum.
S2S’ ability to adapt, grow and meet the demand for virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in hundreds of thousands of students across the U.S. engaging in dynamic science learning.
DISASTER RESPONSE & COVID-19 RESPONSE
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 work with disaster relief organizations in a variety of ways, such as packing meals, promoting blood drives, and assisting with the physical cleanup of homes and neighborhoods.
In response to the devastating impact of COVID-19 around the world, in fiscal 2021, Catalent gave more back to our communities than ever before. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve supported approximately 500 community organizations to date—from international NGOs to local charities.
Catalent COVID-19 relief grant to our longstanding disaster relief partner, Americares, contributed to the distribution of protective equipment for healthcare workers globally. An Americares health care worker stays safe while caring for a patient. To “keep it human,” the Americares clinic staff display their photos on their gowns knowing that a friendly face is important to compassionate patient care.