Communities

We aim to be a good neighbor, wherever we operate. We have around 26,000 permanent employees (as of the end of March 2021), with principal operations in Europe, Japan, North and South America, China and South and South East Asia.

The local communities throughout the world in which NSG Group operates are the foundation of our business and the lives of employees. Without a relationship of mutual benefit with these communities, the Group as a whole could not sustain its operation.

The effects of necessary investments on our communities are generally beneficial, bringing additional employment and economic benefits. For every investment we make, an impact assessment is conducted to ensure we understand and manage the likely effects on the community, the environment and the local economy.

As a responsible and often prominent member of the communities in which we operate, we believe it is important to be involved actively by leveraging our core business and management resources to help to address local issues.

Aims and objectives

We want our operations to function in healthy, thriving communities and to be seen as a good neighbor to those communities. We know that if we want to operate effectively and to be able to expand or change when the time is right, we need the goodwill that comes from being an active supporter of the community.

In addition to our business investments helping to sustain local operations, we also invest in the communities in which we operate. We aim to help - through direct cash donations to charities and other projects or through in-kind resources - to improve the health of the community or tackle specific social issues. We operate programs that assess and manage the impacts of our operations on communities, including entering, operating and exiting.

We also involve our staff in providing a lead in developing our relationships with the communities in which we operate. This can take the form of matching contributions raised by staff or allowing staff time to make personal contributions of time and effort in local projects.

Back-to-school project in North America

The AGR Columbus Distribution Center (CDC) of NSG Group has supported “Back-to-school” project for the last seven years. The Back-to-School Project provides backpacks fill with the basic school supplies to area children who are in need and allows them to begin the school year.

In August 2021, the project delivered 11,400 backpacks to disadvantaged children through community agencies to those most in need throughout Ohio. To support this project, the CDC provided space, tables, chairs and misc supplies for backpacks and school supplies packing, and hand washing stations, cooler, ice and bottle water for workers. In addition, its employees operated the forklifts and helped with the packaging.

Tree4us project in South America

Tree4us project was born from the idea that environmental is everyone responsibility. That’s why a group of AGR Brazil Distribution Center in Caçapava has decided to do its part and help people to develop a sustainable mindset, engage employees and create the sense of social responsibility.

The main idea is to plant seedlings in part of the São Francisco Xavier park and take care of them until they become trees. The project has a monthly regularity and the target is to plant 700 seedlings over the project. It is a partnership between Pilkington Brasil, that provides the seeds and resources for planting and São José dos Campos city hall, responsible of environmental education and guidance.

Planting is carried out in workshops with few guests due the pandemic. So far, there were three workshops held in 2021 involving AGR Brazil Distribution Center employees.

COVID-19 support for Medical Frontliners

The fight against Covid-19 continues to challenge the medical front liners. They are not only short of manpower to care for the patients but also in urgent need for equipment for the treatment of the patients.

Our team in Malaysia, committed to NSG Group’s core values to ensure efforts to serve society, continues this important work. Through one of the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, a total of 2,000 sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including rubber latex gloves, face shields, isolation gowns, plastic aprons, surgical masks and batteries for oximeter devices, were donated to the local Covid-19 Assessment Centre in Johor Bahru.

The PPE sets will provide the medical team with 120 days of utilization to care for the Covid-19 patients. The sets will be distributed to the relevant hospitals and government clinics around Johor Bahru.

Handover of equipment to Dr. Zaki by Md Arif Marop, General Manager Johor Bahru Plant, and representatives from the Human Resources Department

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