Our legion of passionate and dedicated volunteers share our commitment to making a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. Our changemakers are innovators, environmentalists and passionate people who are our source of pride and inspiration.
Building a better future for children
CAMBODIA, MULTIPLE VISITS EACH YEAH
After personally getting to know the work of the Cambodian Children's Fund, one of our senior leaders, Eric Leddel, galvanized other senior leaders and colleagues in the company to go on a 3-day volunteering trip to share skills and find ways build sustainable impact with CCF. Since then, Eric's passion has inspired others to get involved with CCF, with colleagues collaborating with CCF to develop a leadership curriculum and organizing workshops on design thinking, public speaking and leadership, and even prompting vendors to donate much-needed in-kind goods such as children’s clothing and studying materials to the organization.
Cleaning up our world
GLOBAL, ALL YEAR ROUND
We also introduced our RETHINK Challenge, a campaign that brings together our colleagues, family, friends and members of the public to challenge themselves by avoiding single-use and disposable containers for 1 week. As a result, people from over 24 countries and regions pledged to ditch single-use and disposable plastics and opt for more sustainable alternatives. The campaign turned out to be a very educational experience, encouraging everyone to RETHINK by developing more sustainable daily habits that would continue long after the challenge.
One participant from the UK commented, "I have become more aware of how much waste I create and how much I can avoid!" Last year, we challenged our colleagues to participate in Hong Kong’s first ever “No Single-Use Plastic Day” on May 30, a HK-wide public campaign launched by EcoDrive and Hong Kong New Youth Energy Think Tank, challenging everyone to avoid using single-use plastics for 1 day. Through this challenge, over 300 colleagues from Hong Kong and around the world pledged to stop using single-use plastics and opt for more sustainable alternatives for one day. Although this was a Hong Kong-based campaign, our global colleagues from China, India, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, New York, Guatemala and Italy were excited to join in on this group effort and posted photos to show us what sustainable actions they have taken on this day.
Recycling soap, saving lives
GREATER CHINA, ALL YEAR ROUND
Distributing winter clothing
For the eight consecutive year, our colleagues in Bangladesh participated in the Warm Cloth Distribution Program to distribute winter clothes and blankets to low income families in the coldest regions in Bangladesh. With the help of a renowned local NGO, Eco Social Development Organisation (ESDO), our colleagues identified new disadvantaged communities in need of winter clothing this year – Thakurgaon, Dinajpur and Panchagarh in the northern part of Bangladesh situated 412 km away from Dhaka. Our colleagues visited these 3 rural villages over two days and provided winter necessities enough to last for at least 3 to 5 winters to 1,000 families.
Raising awareness for women’s health
GLOBAL, EVERY OCTOBER
Every October, colleagues participate in Women’s Health Awareness Month by raising awareness and funds through seminars, checkups, information sharing and our global Dress Pink Day. In some markets, workers, corporate partners and friends and families join us.
Following Women’s Health Awareness Month, colleagues participate in Men’s Health Awareness Month every November to raise awareness and funds through information sharing, growing moustaches and more.
Empowering girls to reach their potential
GLOBAL, ALL YEAR ROUND
Over US$272,560 has been raised by Li & Fung colleagues, including matching from the Foundation, to support a brighter future for girls at the Seng Girls Vocational Training School.