Contributing to healthier lives in communities where we live, work, and serve is a key element of Catalent’s stakeholder engagement and accountability.
Through our more than 50 sites across four continents, we touch thousands of people every day; helping them live better healthier lives.
Catalent has a long history of giving back to neighbors. Through our Catalent Cares suite of philanthropy and volunteering programs, employees make an ongoing and lasting impact on our communities, especially in the areas of patient health and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. Each Catalent site has at least one community ambassador who coordinates with our Corporate Responsibility team, helps define the local partnership and giving strategy, and connects employees to local causes and nonprofits.
In response to the devastating impact of COVID-19 around the world, we have given back more to our communities than ever before, supporting approximately 500 community organizations to date, from international NGOs to local 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 education, 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. Our relationships with these organizations range from new and innovative partnerships to those 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 HIGHLIGHTS
In January 2020, Catalent launched a community partnership with Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB), a nonprofit connecting volunteer engineers to critical infrastructure projects globally. EWB’s focus on improving medical facilities through engineering is a great example of a partner who shares our commitments to serve patients and promote STEM.
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 program will broaden in giving scope and match amounts next fiscal year.
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, promoting blood drives and assisting with the physical cleanup of homes and neighborhoods.
COVID-19 & SOCIAL JUSTICE PHILANTHROPY
In fiscal 2020, Catalent responded rapidly to the interconnected COVID-19 and social inequity crises by:
- Directing community grants to nonprofit partners addressing urgent local needs, especially health centers and food banks
- Donating to international NGOs working in COVID-19 impacted regions around the world
- Expanding our 1-for-1 matching gifts program by offering a 2-for-1 corporate match for employee donations to COVID-19 relief organizations
- Many employees chose to use our Matching Gifts Program to direct funds to civil rights organizations advocating for social and racial justice.
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. We celebrated our fourth annual Catalent Month of Service during November 2020. Although COVID-19 disrupted in-person volunteering, Catalent community ambassadors organized and encouraged colleagues to participate in more than 40 virtual and at-home volunteering, fundraising and donation drives across 27 sites.
Catalent also celebrates Earth Month annually in April, leading up to International Earth Day on April 22, to advance our environmental commitments and 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.
For more information on Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability at Catalent, email us or follow #CatalentCares on social media.