On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Eurofins’ creation and in addition to the donations made annually for years and €1 million given to 40 charities and NGOs on this occasion, several leaders and team members of the Group’s companies as well as its founders decided to commit to more significant long-term charity efforts.
As a result, the idea of the Eurofins Foundation was born. Its objectives have been proposed based on the existing commitments of the global Eurofins’ community: contributing to global health and safety and protecting the environment.
The objective of the Eurofins Foundation is to support initiatives sharing those same goals in selected areas.
Planned actions include supporting initiatives aiming at protecting the environment, improving nutrition and health, helping social businesses working in the fields of environment, health and better nutrition, supporting start-up ventures or NGOs focused on sustainable development, supporting students who study or carry out research in fields aiming at contributing to safer and healthier lives but who lack sufficient financial resources, and helping charities active in the local communities where Eurofins’ laboratories operate and their staff live and work.
The Eurofins Foundation will also encourage, support and develop a network of Doctorate or Post Doctorate researchers, students, and experts in these fields, building on each other’s practical experiences and knowledge, and that of employees and leaders of Eurofins’ companies who would like to be involved in those actions, to support existing initiatives but also develop innovative projects.
One or several annual prizes for achievements in those fields will be created, with a specific focus on the contribution of analytical sciences to those objectives. This can be done in partnership with international scientific organisations.