At Chiesi USA, social responsibility is central to our mission statement. We greatly value the partnerships we’ve established with nationwide patient organizations and non-healthcare related community-based charities.
Our employees desire to give back to the communities where we live and work and aspire to partner with the patients and caregivers in our therapeutic areas. Through this focus, we have made a commitment to:
It’s in our culture to aspire to do more, and we always have fun in the process.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, schools were forced to rethink operations. Because of social distancing, our colleagues could not come together to pack back to school supplies as usual. Chiesi in the Community leaders packed over 300 bags of school supplies for students for the Spring semester of 2020.
At the end of the Spring semester, Chiesi USA joined the drive-through graduation celebration for students involved in the Bridge Program—a service that helps students transition from high school graduation to young adulthood.
Chiesi USA colleagues assisted with tutoring and introduction to technology for students going back to school virtually. The team helped students learn the basics of operating their school-issued laptop and grade-specific tools they would use for class.
As part of Chiesi’s 2020 We ACT event, our home office team gathered and donated over 4,900 pounds of food that created approximately 5,900 meals for families experiencing food insecurity in the Triangle. Despite not being able to come together as we normally would during the pandemic, the Chiesi USA team donated time and personal resources to donate food to address food insecurity in our local community.
The 2020 Hops for Hope event was substantially modified amid COVID-19 pandemic guidelines. We partnered with Trophy Brewing Co. to sponsor a special event beer brewed by Trophy with portions of the sales being donated to Children’s Flight of Hope. Team Chiesi raised a total of $7,792.15 in support of the event and came in 1st place for the Critic’s Choice Awards for our ‘One in a Melon’ tart-wheat beer brewed with North Carolina Sugar Baby Watermelons!
Though COVID-19 presented a new set of challenges, our Chiesi team always finds a way to give back. Chiesi USA colleagues worked together outdoors to restore raised garden beds, add mulch around the grounds, and clean up some of the landscaping. This project supported the back-to-school focus on outdoor activities for students.
Chiesi USA continues to be a presenting sponsor of WRAL’s annual Coats for the Children campaign. In addition to donations from Chiesi USA employees of hats, gloves, and other cold-weather necessities, Chiesi USA gives a monetary donation. This year, we could not participate live at the WRAL studio to accept phone pledges, so we joined the campaign virtually to present our donation of $5,000 in support of this mission.
This year COVID-19 prevented us from conducting our usual "back-to-school kit" packing event held in our office. In coordination with Activate Good, the Chiesi in the Community Team delivered enough school supply kits for 450 students and 75 teachers to our Elementary Engage partner Millbrook Magnet Elementary School. Supplies were distributed to students in a drive-through hosted by teachers and staff.
This nonprofit organization works to promote human health through research and by sharing knowledge with the clinical community and patient organizations. It also supports the education of health care professionals, patients and the general public in our areas of specialist expertise.
Guided by an independent board of eminent academics and practitioners, the Foundation supports research projects that deepen our understanding of patient needs and inform new approaches to their treatment and care. The Foundation also funds the dissemination of these findings through publications, international conferences and other educational initiatives. It is expanding the number and range of research and humanitarian initiatives we support for the prevention and treatment of various diseases in some of the poorest countries.
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