We believe that both the community and our company benefit from sponsorship and community involvement, making Sandvik a more attractive employer and increasing loyalty among employees and a positive perception among people in the local community.
We view community involvement projects as investments for which we require contracts, clear target groups and objectives with measureable results. All activities must conform to our Code of Conduct, which means that we do not engage in any activities of a political or religious nature or in projects that may be viewed as hazardous to health or the environment. All our project partners must sign our Supplier Code of Conduct and undergo the same screening process as our suppliers.
Four distinct project areas
Our platform for projects in sponsorship and community involvement comprises the following four areas:
Projects that clearly link to our daily work, products and solutions.
Education and skills
Projects that demonstrate our role as an employer and provide long-term employer branding value.
Health and safety
Health-related projects showing our societal commitment.
Projects creating joint value for our stakeholders and our employees.
Engineers Without Borders
In June 2017, Sandvik signed a long-term partnership agreement with Engineers Without Borders, Sweden to contribute technical expertise, project management skills and international experience to the non-governmental organization’s (NGO) volunteer projects. Sandvik will contribute both financially as well as in the form of human or knowledge resources. At the same time, Sandvik employees benefit from the opportunity to participate in humanitarian projects.
Engineers Without Borders has national affiliates across the world that run development projects in partnership with the local population. The focus is on sustainable energy and water supply, schools and education, hospitals and care.
The NGO is active in Africa where it currently has some 20 projects in progress, including installing solar cell electricity to provide lighting in Kenyan schools and building sanitation systems in Tanzania.