Supporting social and community initiatives
We support community initiatives that aim to improve societal conditions in the places where we are active.
In the Thiruvallur district in India, the health camp initiatives that were launched in 2012 to address the health care needs of the local people continue to be organized. More than 2000 people spread over 9 villages have participated in these health camps.
Prodac, our subsidiary in Peru, has continued the ‘Sarita Colonia’ Summer School program that was started in 2008 and that organizes local activities and projects for social, economic and cultural development of children during the summer holidays. Annually, 100 children participate in the program.
Bekaert Corporation (US) joined the National 4-H Council in 2014. 4-H is the largest youth development and empowerment organization in the US, reaching more than 7 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities. Fueled by university-backed curriculum, 4-H'ers engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, healthy living, and food security. From June 1, 2014 till May 30, 2015, Bekaert Corporation will donate to 4-H 1% of retail sales on all Premium Gaucho® high strength barbed wire fencing. Bekaert herewith expresses its engagement in helping America’s largest youth development organization to create a positive change and a better future for young people.