Supporting social & community initiatives
We support community initiatives that aim to improve societal conditions in the places where we are active.
Inchalam, Bekaert’s largest manufacturing subsidiary in Chile, donated Cercas Pro fences to the Santa Clara School in Talcahuano. This initiative is part of a pilot project at the national level to protect pedestrians in the school areas.
Proalco, Bekaert’s subsidiary in Colombia, supported various local environmental initiatives such as awareness creation programs at schools and projects aimed at enhancing the local community recycling efforts.
In Brazil, our colleagues have been organizing a “voluntary action day” for many years. This event was also held in 2015: employees donated gifts and organized activities for the children in daycare in Contagem. Bekaert attaches great importance to health & safety inside and outside our plant operations. In Contagem, we supported the organization of a skateboard project with the aim of encouraging youngsters to practice sports. Other initiatives in Vespasiano, Itaúna, Osasco and Hortolândia included football, tennis, taekwondo & skateboard tournaments.