Corporate Social Responsibility of GC biotech
Today companies play a vital role in the development of society and their duties go beyond their economic functions and legal requirements. In order to satisfy our stakeholders´ expectations we incorporate social, ethical and environmental commitments to our business performance. CSR as part of our company strategy increases our competitiveness. Within GC biotech, our employees play a central role, making it within the company one of the most important factors to gain competitive advantage. Our people significantly contribute to the achievement of the company’s goals. By implementing CSR activities into our business performance, we significantly influence our employee’s wellbeing. Wellbeing at GC biotech is a comprehensive concept including psychical, emotional and social issues inside and outside the company, contributes to the total personal benefit of each GC biotech employee, as well as to the company’s long- term effectiveness and competiveness.
To support the ambition of taking our CSR efforts to the next level, the following areas have been chosen as our CSR activities:
At GC biotech we acknowledge the importance of sustainable development and the environmental responsibility we have to conserve our planet. Through responsible utilization of resources and waste management, we continuously strive to improve our work policies and practices to reduce our environmental impact. We encourage all our employees and customers to use energy and resources sparingly and to recycle materials wherever possible. One of our goals is to achieve a carbon neutral footprint for our company building before January 1st 2021. We continuously monitor the developments in electric cars, our aim is to switch to driving electric cars before January 1st 2022.
GC biotech aims to enhance the health and wellbeing of their employee’s and society in general by encouraging sports as one of our CSR activities.
According our view, sports effect people in general in a positive way, is youth-friendly, health-oriented, socially interactive, environmentally aware, culturally liberating and fun. By encouraging sports GC biotech tries to have an impact on attitudes towards health enhancement and physical condition on a wider scale. In addition sport is beneficial to individual development, health promotion and disease prevention, promotion of gender equality, social integration and the development of social capital, peace building and conflict prevention, trauma relief and normalization of life, economic development, communication and social mobilization. Sport has the charm to attract large audiences, particularly young people, and send appealing messages through media.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility includes several initiatives aimed at our environment and the environment of our colleagues. Some of the initiatives we have deployed are:
- Sports as a binding factor
We had the opportunity to sponsor a soccer tournament from a colleague. The aim of this tournament was not only to have a lot of fun, but also to create awareness for the metabolic disorder Infantile Neuro Axonal Dystrophy (INAD). INAD is a rare disorder that affects children at a very young age. Click here to read more about the tournament.
- Rethinking laboratory waste
From September 1st we will be the official partner for the Grenova products in Europe. The core value of Grenova is ‘Earth’. They are passionate and enthusiastic about their work to reduce environmental pollution. Click here to read how Grenova reduce waste and costs through innovations. As a result from this partnership we started rethinking our own waste management in the office too and implemented a more responsible waste separation system.