OTHER COLLABORATIONS AND VOLUNTEER ACTIONS

Grifols’ commitment to local communities in which it operates extends to its workforce. Hundreds of Grifols employees around the world volunteer their time on a range of projects and collaborations that help meet the real needs of their communities. 

VOLUNTEER INITIATIVES IN THE U.S.

HABITAT for Humanity

Grifols has collaborated with Habitat for Humanity in the U.S. since 2014. This NGO organizes efforts to build simple yet dignified homes to improve the living conditions of those most in need and strengthen the fabric of local communities. In 2019, the company donated USD 235,000 toward new homes and materials in California, Wake County, North Carolina, and Austin, Texas. Approximately 180 of Grifols’ U.S.-based employees volunteered 1,596 hours of their time to help build new homes.

Dress for Success

Grifols collaborated with Dress for Success for the first time in 2019. Founded in 1997, this global non-profit organization helps low-income women achieve economic independence by helping them in their job-search and interview process. Beneficiaries are offered professional attire, a support network, and personal and professional development tools to help them thrive at work and in life. Last year, 45 employees at Grifols Triangle Park (North Carolina) volunteering 90 hours of their time for a clothing sale. In addition, USD 2,500 were donated by the company for this cause.

Direct Relief

In 2019, Grifols’ U.S.-based employees collaborated with Direct Relief to manage corporate donations for tetanus and diphtheria vaccinations for people impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. For more than three years, Grifols has collaborated with this global charity dedicated to providing medical supplies in areas of natural disasters.

Additional Volunteer Activities

  • Collaborations and volunteer activities to raise funds for several food banks. Noteworthy, were the fundraising efforts and donations of USD 25,000 for the Los Angeles Food Bank and USD 5,000 for the Alameda Community Food Bank.
  • Supported the Cypress Assistance Ministries Food Pantry with a USD 2,500 donation and an additional in-kind donation of furniture for people at risk of social exclusion.
  • Donation of instrumentation material to University of Southern California, valued at EUR 9,000.
  • Participation to provide support and USD 5,000 donation to the Paralympic Games in Clayton.
  • Participation in clean-up activities in communities throughout the U.S. In 2019, 30 volunteers collectively dedicated 124 hours of their time.
  • Collaboration with Read Across America Week and USD 2,000 donation. Eighteen volunteers invested 36 hours of their time to foster reading among students at several California schools (Farmdale, Cesar Chávez, Multnomah and Sierra Vista).
  • Collaboration with Girls in STEM Day in Cleveland, Ohio, to inspire girls to become interested in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.

CORPORATE VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES IN SPAIN

Barcelona Magic Line

A team of 176 Grifols employees took part in the 6th Magic Line Solidarity Walk, organized by the Obra Social of the Sant Joan de Deu Hospital in Barcelona. Volunteers organized several initiatives that raised EUR 11,546, which were matched by the company. These funds will be allocated to a number of projects, including laboratory materials for research on childhood diseases, home visits for people at risk of social exclusion, and therapies for people with mental-health conditions or dependency issues. 

Santander Corporate Run

A team of 56 Grifols employees participated in the “Santander Cursa de les Empreses,” held in December 2019 in Barcelona. The initiative was part of the CORREAMBMI Project, an organization that fosters sports, integration and solidarity.