Better Planet is the company's global corporate social responsibility program that builds on Alvogen's mission of making people's lives better by addressing important social issues and making high quality medicines more accessible around the world.
Building Young Lives
Alvogen is deeply committed to promoting initiatives aimed at making the world a better place for children. This includes strong partnerships with UNICEF and the Red Cross on educational programs for youths in places like Sierra Leone and Madagascar.
We believe that investing in youth education can have a transformational impact as it provides knowledge, skills and the confidence children need to shape a better future for themselves, their families and communities.
Education also reduces child mortality and helps children protect themselves from violence and abuse. Making sure children receive quality education is therefore critical.
Alvogen operations manufacturing and research and development centers in the U.S., Romania, Taiwan and Korea in addition to having commercial operations in 35 countries. The company is a major employer in many of our communities and has a positive social and economic impact in our surrounding communities.
At Alvogen we always strive to give something back to the communities in which we operate and this can come in many forms by getting involved in charity work or fund-raising events of various kinds.
Once a year, we hold the Alvogen Day of Service, for example, where our colleagues around the world reach out to their local communities by providing support. These projects range from looking after children at the Timothy Children Care Center in Seoul where parents are still at work after regular school hours, volunteering time and expertise in Norwich in the U.S. during the Day of Caring with United Way, or leading a kayaking adventure on the Adriatic Coast to support a cancer campaign in Croatia.
In our communities we are also keen to promote healthy lifestyles and support activities that enhance the quality of people's lives. This is why we sponsor various sports and health related programs which promotes healthy living and activities. Few examples of those activities include: The Color Run by Alvogen, Alvogen Midnight Time Trial and various sponsorships of individual athletes and sport teams.
In addition to its ongoing programs, Alvogen also recognizes the need for some immediate relief programs for emergency situations that may arise in different parts of the globe.
In recent years Alvogen has raised funds to help deal with crises in the Sahel region, Somalia and Nepal.
After the Nepal earthquake in April 2015, for example, Alvogen in Iceland organized a charity concert in Reykjavik, in collaboration with UNICEF and the Red Cross, to help raise funds for the survivors of the disaster. USD 40,000 were raised through the concert, with all proceeds going directly to UNICEF and Red Cross relief effort. In addition Alvogen donated a further USD 30,000 to the cause which brought the total donation to USD 70,000. This is just one example of the kind of fund-raising events that are organized to support children in need.
Ethical and Transparent Business Conduct
We want to maintain our caring, ethical and transparent business conduct with respect for human and labor rights, while doing everything we can to promote and protect our employees' well-being and safety.
We aim to be a leader in corporate responsibility in our industry and the company is committed to strong governance principles, patient, customer and employee privacy and ethical promotion of our products.