We support the communities in which we operate.

Image showing Community Support and helping local needs.

We have an obligation to the communities in which we operate: we use their facilities and share their services.

We also believe that sharing our skills, energy and resources with those who are in need or are less fortunate is beneficial for us as well.

Our community engagement programmes vary from country to country, to reflect local needs.

Supporting young people

Together with other companies in the area, we support Breda’s status as a JOGG city. The JOGG (Young People At a Healthy Weight) initiative aims to make healthy food and exercise accessible and attractive to young people.

Down on the farm

Every year our Dutch commercial departments organise an afternoon in which their employees can actively contribute to the local community. In 2013, our employees worked at the children’s farm in Breda to prepare it for the summer. They cleaned out and painted the animal shelters, built a new pizza oven and planted a maze made up of small trees. 

Dental care programme

Supporting the Community ImageWe’ve implemented a dental care programme for primary students near our factory to motivate them to brush their teeth after breakfast and last thing at night.

Say no to drugs

We support this youth drug education and prevention campaign to help young people to remain drug-free.

Integrated health services

Community Sport ImagePosyandu, a monthly clinic for children and pregnant women, is the most popular form of community-based health activity in Indonesia. Run by local health volunteers, the clinics provide a package of health services including mother and child health, family planning, nutrition and immunisation programmes.

Respect for the environment

Helping the Community ImageIn April 2014, employees at our Lainate factory joined local people in volunteering to clean up the woods and plant new trees in a wild area close to the factory. The initiative also aimed to educate people about respecting and taking care of the environment.

Supporting differently abled children

We provide meals one day a week at the Good Life Centre, an orphanage for differently abled children. 

Local community development

Supporting and helping the Community in India ImageWe support village schools and Primary Health Centres through a range of activities including planting saplings, decorating school premises annually and conducting environmental awareness programmes and medical camps.

Support for Tsunami relief

Thanks for help with the Tsunami Relief ImageWorking with an NGO, World Vision, we supported Tsunami relief activities in Pannaiyur Kuppam village. We provided 17 sewing machines and five motor boats with nylon nets, and also renovated classrooms and supplied utensils for the local school’s midday meal programme.

Supporting Breast Cancer Care

Perfetti Van Melle supports Uk based Charity Breast Cancer Care ImagePerfetti Van Melle UK continues to support UK charity Breast Cancer Care in 2014 by donating 5p from every pack of Smint Strawberry sold, as well as by providing samples at fundraising events. PVM UK has raised over £68,000 for the charity over the last two years.


Community day

Annual Community Day USA ImageEvery Perfetti Van Melle employee in the USA is involved in our annual community day. We spend this day doing different projects that aim to give something back to the community. The projects range from volunteering at orphanages to working with local non-profit environmental organisations.