Packaging distribution company Kite Packaging Group has launched its annual charity donation programme, with the aim to donate a total of £7,000 to employee-nominated charities.
After introducing its new philanthropy programme across all of its regional branches in 2015, Kite will once again make donations to seven UK charities.
With seven sites located across the UK, Kite employees from each branch were given the opportunity to nominate a charity to become their ‘Charity of the Year’ as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
Kite Packaging says it is very passionate about the charity programme and, as an employee-owned company, all Kite employees are central to the nomination process. The most nominated charity within each branch will be presented with a cheque for £1,000. The chosen charities are Alzheimer’s Society, Acorns, Cots for Tots, Helen & Douglas House, Naomi House and Jacksplace, Forget Me Not Child, and The Lullaby Trust.
Each branch plans to continue fundraising for their chosen charity throughout the year, with internal fundraising activities and individual support from employees. The programme is part of Kite’s wider CSR agenda, which includes compliance with ISO 14001:2004 environmental commitments, and implementation of a Code of Ethics for the company and its preferred suppliers.