Developing Relationships Between The Business and Communities in Which They Operate
With a nationwide spread of depots servicing customers’ needs, it is only natural that our teams at each depot have their own focus on, and agenda for, sustainability. One of the biggest issues in many communities is the lack of real understanding of the role played by the major food and drink supply chain operations, such as those typified by Fowler Welch and its customers. So our local teams go out into schools and communities to educate and interest young and old alike in the values and responsibilities of the operation, with a view to developing the relationship between the business and the communities in which they operate. We want them to appreciate the simple facts of food and drink distribution, accepting that for every large vehicle they see on the roads, hundreds of satisfied families will be shortly taking the contents of those trucks off the shelves of their local supermarkets in the form of the freshest of products. Available only because of the dedicated 24/7 services we contribute.
On top of this, at a country-wide level, our people support a chosen national charity, with events taking place across the network in support of this and selected smaller local charities. In recent years we have donated many thousands of pounds to organisations such as MacMillan, The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Epilepsy Research UK. Our chosen charity for this year is 'When You Wish Upon A Star'.