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12 Apr 2021

The turmoil resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed some of modern society’s greatest vulnerabilities. Paradoxically however, the crisis has also provided an unexpected platform for humanity and kindness to shine through.

Bunzl has recently made some meaningful changes to the way it gives back to the communities in which it operates and beyond. Some of these initiatives include consolidating its ongoing partnerships with charitable causes, as well as other contributions directly related to the Covid-19 pandemic. No matter what the impetus, it’s important to highlight the efforts of Bunzl colleagues to help make the world a better, healthier, safer place, not just during the Covid-19 pandemic, but on an ongoing basis. 

Kim Hetherington, Managing Director Bunzl APAC Presents A Cheque To Oz Harvest

OzHarvest is an Australian initiative that prevents the waste of food by redirecting it to those in need. In 2020, Bunzl Asia Pacific ('APAC') made a contribution that equates to 100,000 meals to underprivileged families.

Bunzl APAC has also delivered financial support to a charity called The Smith Family, whose aim is to provide disadvantaged pupils access to a better education. The donation ensured children received uniforms, school books, tutoring and other support. Bunzl sponsors 20 pupils in total across various states in Australia, for 12 months.

MSF Distributing Supplies In South America

In Latin America, Bunzl has provided regional support to the international charity Médecins Sans Frontières ('MSF') by inviting the workforce of the entire region to join in helping MSF reach more people and continue saving lives.

BNA Donates PPE To A School

Bunzl North America ('BNA') has been providing much-needed PPE throughout the pandemic, notably to public schools, the Ronald McDonald House, the Boston Food Bank, the Boys & Girls’ Clubs of America and Streetz Charities to name but a few.

The PPE included donations of more than a million face masks to organisations across all BNA communities in the US, Canada and Mexico to assist in the pandemic response.

BNA Donates PPE To A Charity

While some of these initiatives are led by Bunzl, there are a host of other charitable contributions initiated solely by individuals within the Group.

It’s clear that all the charitable actions, led by one person or collectively, are successful largely thanks to the many generous and caring individuals who make up the Bunzl family worldwide.