People - Our Community

"I'd argue giving back isn't just a good idea, but a legitimate business need."
Sharon Kochan, Executive VP & General Manager of Perrigo International

In addition to the caring for the health and well-being of our employees, Perrigo's sense of responsibility and commitment extends to our customers, communities, shareholders and other stakeholders that Perrigo may impact.

Establishing effective community partnerships

We strive to have a positive impact in the communities in which we operate in many ways, including our charitable donations, volunteering and support of local businesses.

Perrigo employees donate considerable time and effort to community organizations and initiatives. Our employees take pride in working for a company that cares about being a good corporate citizen and gives back to our communities.

The Perrigo Company Foundation

The Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation focuses its funding on healthcare and education programs. Additionally, the Foundation provides college scholarships for the children of Perrigo employees as well as grants and scholarships to school districts in the U.S. regions where we operate.

In FY 2013, the foundation donated a total of $1.991 Million through the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation. Additionally, the Foundation matched employee United Way contributions of $500,586, for a total of $989,223 donated to this valuable organization. Additionally, the Foundation donated tens of thousands of dollars to organizations around the globe, such as:

  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (Michigan)
  • Safe Harbor Children's Advocacy (Michigan)
  • Parris Foundation – STEMulating Minds program (New York)
  • Center for Women in Transition – Girls on the Run and Trauma Therapy program (Michigan)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia (Virginia)
  • Barnsley Hospice (United Kingdom)
  • Pathfields Activity Center (United Kingdom)
  • The Association for Children at Risk (Israel)
  • Niños Con Leucemia A.C. (Kids with Leukemia) (Mexico)
  • International Aid & Medical Teams International -- product donation and cash contribution for relief efforts of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Learn more about the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation

Activism and Volunteerism

Israel Supporting Local Youth in the Yeruham Science Center

Perrigo's research scientists mentor and train local youth in various science projects using our labs; a program that impacts up to 450 children per year.

Perrigo UK, Supporting Cancer Research and the Community

Employees from Perrigo UK Braunton participated in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning and, with matching funds from the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation, raised over £600 in donations for Macmillan Cancer Support. Collectively, the event drew over 115,000 participants from across the UK and raised a record of £15 million.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Perrigo Gives Back

What Perrigo and its employees are doing to give back:

  • The Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation donations
  • Disaster relief response
  • Donations of time and money through numerous company and employee sponsored activities

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