At Trinity Biotech we take corporate social responsibility seriously. We are committed to promoting a working environment where all decisions are based on socially responsible and ethical principles. As a company we endorse such values as Learning, Trust, Leadership, Support and Teamwork, and as individuals we endeavour to do all we can to breathe life into these very values.
We believe strongly in corporate community involvement. Our colleagues are encouraged to take up activities intended to promote such involvement and foster good relations between Trinity Biotech and the communities within which our various sites are located. By visiting schools, for example, and demonstrating to students how science is central to the practical and beneficial work we do, we can engage meaningfully with the wider community and help create advocacy among possible employees of the future.
Of course we don’t simply focus on communities close to hand. As an organisation that spans continents we are fully aware that distance is no barrier when it comes to forging connections between people. With this in mind Trinity Biotech runs a number of initiatives designed to raise money for various charities, including the sponsorship of an orphanage in Uganda. Colleagues have the option to donate part of their monthly wage towards the running of the orphanage – helping provide the children with education, food and clothes.
The way we work with all communities reflects the values we hold dear as a company. We see ourselves as a progressive and dynamic group of people – and our charitable work is governed equally by these principles. Making a difference on the ground is essential. For example, a large shipment of clothes, toys and sweets was sent to the orphanage in Uganda last year. Arriving just before Christmas, it meant the children had something to share with us in celebrating.
Our Charities Team plans to increase charitable activities as the company grows. We see such work as a vital constituent in the development of a successful and ethically grounded corporate organisation – and one which is central to the betterment of not only the lives of our colleagues but in the lives of all those we engage with.