CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

 At Kefron, we understand the importance of giving back to the community

 

From working with schools and charities throughout the year, through to supporting various organisations during the Christmas period, Kefron has always recognised the importance of working with the local community who provide so much for us on a daily basis, both in Dublin and further afield.

Kefron has a number of policies and procedures in place which integrate social, ethical, human rights or consumer concerns into our day-to-day business operations.

We also incorporate a number of practices that help us reduce any negative impact on the environment, as shown by our ISO 14001.

Kefron recognises the importance of supporting your community and is always seeking ways to give back.

CHARITY & FUNDRAISING

Kefron supports numerous charities and organisations every year, through various fundraising campaigns:
  • We hosted "Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s", one of Ireland’s longest established and most loved fundraisers, where all funds go towards supporting specialist palliative care all across the country.
  • We support Focus Ireland's "Sponsor A Star" intiative, with the funds from each sponsored star on their Grafton Street Christmas Tree going towards helping families, young people and children at risk or affected by homelessness.
  • We organised a "Great Office Bake Off", where all donations made were given to the My Lovely Horse Rescue, a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers who rescue, rehabilitate and re-home Ireland's neglected, abandoned and abused horses, ponies and donkeys.
  • We supported John Holland, a long-standing employee of Kefron, has he raised awareness for the Jack and Jill Foundation by dressing up in various festive costumes in the month of December.

    Read John's story in more detail.

Our mission is to get closer to the customer. See the need, deliver the solution.

THE CALCUTTA RUN & PETER McVERRY TRUST

Kefron has been sponsoring the Calcutta run for the past 17 years. The team in Kefron is involved in this event by supplying and packing the bags that all participants receive at the end of the run and by manning the water stations during the race.

The money raised from this event goes to GOAL and the Peter McVerry Trust for the homeless youths on the street of Calcutta and Dublin.

Fr Peter McVerry has been in Kefron to visit us and share with all of us his vision and experience.

Fr Peter McVerry is the founder of the “Peter McVerry Trust”. Fr Peter has been working with Dublin’s young homeless for more than 30 years not only tackling the issue of homelessness but also drug misuse and social disadvantage. This facility has been supported for many years by the Calcutta Run which is one of the main fund raising activities that support the Trust.

These trusts rely on these funds to continue their good work both in Calcutta and in Dublin!

If you would like to take part on this great day out, which takes place every May, please visit www.calcuttarun.com

WE VALUE

Passion & Pride. Security & Trust. Initiative & Ownership.

This is a quote from Justin, who’s been working with Caritas College since the very start:

“I enjoy the interaction with the students, I hope that we are making a difference as students consider the next steps in their lives. Many students do not have any experience of a professional working environment and can have some anxiousness about unfamiliar surroundings and interviews. Being able to introduce students to this environment and ease some of the anxiety is a great feeling. Knowing that you have helped give them an edge when competing for sought after placements gives me and others working with the programme a sense of achievement. I think we may get more out of BITC than the students!”  Justin O’Connor, Kefron

IN THE COMMUNITY

Business in the Community – Caritas College

Business in the Community (BITC) is a non-profit organisation that helps businesses impact positively on their communities. Kefron has been involved with BITC since January 2005 through our partnership with Ballyfermot School “Caritas College”. To date, we have taken a number of students on a two-week work experience placement.

Kefron has also signed up for Skills @ Work, the signature programme of the Schools Business Partnership.

This programme provides post-primary school students with a unique insight into the world of work. As part of the Skills @ Work Programme, a number of volunteer Kefron mentors partner an entire class in either 5th or 6th year.

To date, our Kefron mentors have helped students in areas such as interview techniques, CV preparation, applications for college and gaining work experience. The programme can be an invaluable experience for young students who would never have experienced preparing for and performing in such situations.

For Kefron employees, it represents an opportunity to enhance and develop their presentation, communication and interpersonal skills whilst adding diversity to the working day.

We take the pain out of paper, enabling customers to focus on what matters to them.

IN THE ENVIRONMENT

At Kefron, we have a number of operations in place that allow us to assess, manage and reduce the impact to the environment of operating our business, both now and in the future.
  • We installed more efficient and energy saving LED lightbulbs throughout our offices and warehouses. This work was carried out by Rayal.
  • We have ongoing initiatives with our drivers on fuel efficiency during their deliveries.
  • We adhere to the Environmental Protection Agency & Dublin City Council requirements.
  • Our ISO 14001, which showcases our committment to being environmently friendly.
  • Reduction of electricity consumption through facility management and monitoring.
  • Once documents' rentention period has elapsed, they are shredded and recycled.
Our customers can have confidence in knowing that Kefron meets our environmental management system commitments and company environmental policy requirements.

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