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Social commitment stories

Safety, health and well-being of our employees, charities and our local communities are central to our business aims.

People are at the heart of our business. We are committed to keeping them safe, making sure they feel valued, and providing them with excellent personal development and career opportunities. We feel an immense amount of pride in our fund raising activities and this pride comes through into helping us to be a good neighbour.

Social Commitment
British Gypsum Advent calendar

Christmas Charity Countdown

Every day in December 2016, a charity chosen by an employee each received £100

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Movember mens health

Movember’ moustache challenge raises awareness about men’s health

Intro text: British Gypsum employees have raised over £1,800 for global men’s health charity, Movember Foundation, by growing their moustaches to raise awareness about some of the biggest health concerns men face including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health.

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Barrow plant supports local Pre-School with activity Packs

Barrow plant supports local Pre-School with activity Packs

The Little Stars Pre School in Sileby, Leicestershire received 50 packs donated from the Barrow-upon Soar production plant.

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The Wildlife trusts

British Gypsum joins forces with the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

British Gypsum now support the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their donation of 40 acres of ancient woodland with public access, Bunny Old Wood .

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Planting trees at East Leake

1660 Trees planted at Head Office

In celebration of Saint-Gobain ‘350’ anniversary, employees and local school children planted trees to create woodland

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Appleby Community Support following the Appleby Floods

Appleby Community Support following the Appleby Floods

British Gypsum Kirkby Thore staff reached out to help people in Appleby during floods

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Appleby Scout Hut – winners of the Nominate to Renovate Competition

Appleby Scout Hut – winners of the Nominate to Renovate Competition

Saturday 23rd July saw the official opening of the Appleby Scout Hut following a full renovation using Saint-Gobains innovative products

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Barrow conservation project

Barrow’s Conservation and Wetland area

Utilising’s land at the Barrow site, this area was transformed into a conservation area complete with ponds, seating areas and a bug house

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Children in need

British Gypsum’s Children in Need support 2016

In support of Children in Need, British Gypsum staff raised over £5,000 from their Raffle, cake sale , pub quiz and much more

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Garden

Brookside School fence work – Jul 2015

The East Leake Works Facilities team have completed the Brookside School fence renovation work as part of a community engagement project

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East Leake Works Marblaegis mine opened their doors for tours

Family & Friends site & mine tours – Oct 2015

East Leake Works & Marblaegis mine opened their doors for tours

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Sherburn Lagoon

Our Sherburn site now has a lagoon

The purpose of the lagoon is to prevent the site from flooding during very heavy rainfall. The area was not used, but was the basis for a great habitat.

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School drawing competition

School drawing competition

A drawing competition for two local Primary schools in East Leake to draw historic and future houses as part of the Saint-Gobain 350 celebration

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See Inside Manufacturing for Local Academy

See Inside Manufacturing for Local Academy – May 2015

25 Students from Farnborough Academy visited the East Leake Works to see what life is like in a manufacturing business

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Thistle Magnetic Plaster wall attracts the attention of Leicestershire School children

Thistle Magnetic Plaster wall attracts the attention of Leicestershire School children

An innovative plaster with magnetic properties donated by British Gypsum has helped create a fun and interactive new learning environment at a Leicestershire primary school.

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