2022 CSR Initiatives

DISA Labour rights

April 2022, Denmark

In April 2022, at our headquarters in Denmark, we had a videoshoot with the union DI - Dansk Industriabout the Danish labour market. The purpose was to discuss with management and employees about the Danish labour market model corporation*, with a focus on how we work together to improve working skills.

This was another step in further securing worker's rights at DISA.

*A unique feature of the Danish labour market model is that employer and employee negotiate collective agreements on issues such as wages, benefits, working conditions or pension, for example. This gives security to employees and also allows flexibility to businesses.

Norican Shanghai CSR Food Banks 2022

April 2022, Shanghai 

During the March-April 2022 lockdown in Shanghai, the local HR & Admin teams worked together to deliver a 15kg food package to support 40 Shanghai employees and their families.

The sourcing of food was a challenge in itself, as there were noted food shortages.

Not only that, but #TeamNorican also managed to secure courier service for the delivery of the goods - another scarce resource during lockdown.

Massive congrats to our Shanghai HR/Admin team.

India Fun Family Day 2022 - 2

June 2022, India

DISA India Manufacturing team celebrated 'Family Fun Day' on 19th June 2022.

The event took place at the amusement park "WonderLa" located 75 km away from DISA India Tumkur facility.

Over 450 people (160 families) shared this unique experience and enjoyed a wide range of games, rides and activities.

This was a great opportunity to spend some time with their colleagues and create lasting memories for their families and the company.

Altrincham laptops Norican CSR

July 2022, UK

Our Altrincham office was able to provide older, but in perfect working condition, laptops to a local school, St Margaret Ward Catholic Primary School.

This donation was made in the hopes to enable young children to learn vital digital skills to thrive in an increasingly digital world. 

It also works towards our sustainability within IT, reusing our old equipment, instead of just disposing of it. 

CSR Denmark whiteboard

May & June 2022, Denmark

Reduce, reuse, recycle: in 2022, the purchasing department of our HQ in Denmark, made two furniture donations.

Office furniture and equipment of good quality that hadn't been used for some time was picked up for free – and, as we later found out, several of the items donated, such as white boards, found a second home at a local football club, a horse stable and at a retired people's club.

CSR Changzhou family day

October 2022, Changzhou 

More than 400 Norican China employees and families joined Norican APAC Family Open Day at Changzhou Hanjiang Workshop.

Parents and their children got to participate in playful workshops that combined knowledge with games. The concept? How to introduce technology, innovation and craftsmanship to the next generation! 

The cheerful day ended on the best note: a BBQ accompanied by Live Music. 

October 2022, Altrincham, UK

In the Altrincham office we are working towards being plastic-waste-free and switched to glass milk bottle deliveries from a local dairy supplier. Once a bottle is empty it's rinsed out and it's ready to collected and reused. 

Also, as we have been working towards producing less waste for landfill, we reduced the frequency of our waste collections, to reduce our contributions to carbon emissions and creating an incentive to produce less waste. 

October 2022, Altrincham & Slough, UK

Our IT team managed to reduce printing in our Altrincham, UK office in order to reduce energy usage and waste. In addition to this, and recycling our paper waste, we are now using recycled paper for our printers. Paper can be recycled numerous times using less energy, water and producing lower carbon emission compared to production from new materials.

In Slough, UK we have now switched to LED lighting in the production areas improving our energy efficiency.

Milk Run, October 2022, Changzhou

Norican China has been at the forefront of team building activities and has been leading the way in charitable activities.  

In October 2022, a team of Norican Changzhou employees along with their families, took part in the 'Trudge for a Bag of Milk', a fundraising, charitable activity which was supported by Changzhou Volunteers Federation, Fund Union and broadcast.

This fundraising activity, people raise funds by walking to raise fund for children who need milk. This year, the Norican team managed 14 kilometers - with everyone completing the course. 

November 2022, Changzhou

Educational initiatives are top of Norican's agenda and that's why in November 2022, our Changzhou team organised a student delegation and welcomed 39 students from Hohai University to visit our plant. The students are in 3rd grade and will graduate next year. They were given a tour of the plant, a workshop and an introduction to our Group. 

The students were rightfully impressed by the fact that our Changzhou Plant was awarded as the training base in Changzhou for technicians in foundry and diecasting industry.

 

November 2022, U.S. 

Simpson Technology's President Bruce Dienst was one of 16 companies to be honored with a plaque celebrating their record of giving to Foundry Educational Foundation. Since 1947, Simpson has donated nearly $1,000,000, making them a Platinum Level supporter and one of the top 6 donor corporations in the US. FEF was established in 1947 to promote metalcasting educational programs at colleges and universities across the country.

We've planted 750 trees

In 2022,as part of our sustainability initiative, for every enquiry we had, we offered to plant a tree. 

In February 2022, we asked our colleagues to share their ideas on how to improve our processes and make our workplace more environmentally-friendly and donated 50 trees

In March 2022, we donated another 100 trees for all who took part in our Sustainability questionnaire. 

To mark the end of 2022, and for every customer who took part in our NPS survey, we donated another 600 trees.