Bringing value to our customers has helped us grow, both as a company and as professionals. We like to share what we have earned. Not just by reinvesting one third of our revenue in new ways to serve our customers. Not just by letting employees join in the profits. But also by giving back to those who deserve a little push.
It’s in our company’s DNA to make people happy. Our charity program is based on the same philosophy. We want to support passionate non-profit organizations to make a difference where it matters. Helping them to create a lasting impact, all for a noble cause.
Charity comes from the heart. It starts from personal commitment. Every year, we invite all employees to submit a charity organization that means a lot to them. We then vote as a team on which projects to allocate our budget to.
OMP fosters sustainable growth built on a foundation of sustainable management and collaboration. In 2020, designated by OMP as the year of the future, we set ourselves a fresh challenge. In her New Year’s speech, CEO Anita Van Looveren invited all team members worldwide to come up with money-saving initiatives for more sustainable ways of working.
“We’ll donate what you help us save to charity projects focusing on sustainability,” promised Anita. “If everyone can find a way to save even 100 euros, we could wind up donating as much as €65,000.” An ambitious target, indeed, in a year disrupted by the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19.
At the start of 2019, CEO Anita Van Looveren challenged all our colleagues around the world to connect by running together for a good cause. OMP pledged €20 to charity for every 1 km run during a series of global events, including the Antwerp 10 Miles.
“2019 was the year of connection at OMP,” Anita explains. “That’s why, in addition to our yearly tradition of charity donations, we came up with a challenge that would bring us together in new ways, growing more personal connections across the company and having fun at the same time. Over the year, we raised an amazing €42,550 for charity by running an impressive total of 2,127 km. To put this distance into perspective: it’s the equivalent of all the way from our head office in Wommelgem (Antwerp) to our newest office in Barcelona, and back! Many thanks to all the runners and their supporters who turned the challenge into a huge success.”
RAKO wants to build sustainable infrastructure for first level education and primary health care in the remote rural areas of Cambodia and support projects that will provide clean drinking water.More information
Back on My Feet, a national organization operating in 13 major cities across the US, combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources.More information
Démos is a cultural project focused on musical practice in orchestra for children living in urban policy areas, as well as in rural areas lacking in cultural institutions. Démos aims to enrich the educational journey of children and to contribute to their good social integration.More information