How Eucalypso Helps Make a Positive Global Impact

7 June, 12:00

How Eucalypso Helps Make a Positive Global Impact

Published by Danielle Ranucci

 

At Eucalypso, we are committed to making a positive social impact and improving peoples’ lives. We thought we would tell you a bit about our efforts to work towards a better future.

 

Every month, we donate a portion of our profit to charities, from environmental and sustainability funds to health and social justice funds. We believe that this helps promote good causes and contributes to finding solutions to important challenges facing us today.


In addition to trying to make a positive change through donations, we also partner with manufacturing facilities in Pakistan and help them with their mission to improve their workers’ lives. Their corporate social responsibility initiative has four pillars: a health clinic, equal opportunity hiring, female empowerment, and adult literacy.

We understand the importance of education and ensuring that everyone has equal access to a quality education. This is why the adult literacy school is the fourth pillar of our corporate social responsibility initiative.

 

Let's start with the health clinic and workers’ well-being. Since we partner very closely with our manufacturers, we see our employees as part of the Eucalypso family. We organize for them and their relatives to have routine check-ups at a health clinic. We also give them first-aid and fire safety training.


In emphasizing our “family’s” well-being, we want to make sure that they are working in fair and ethical conditions. Our strict workplace standards ensure that the factories are up to date with safety regulations, and our employees have contracts that guarantee that they are treated and paid fairly. They have ethical working hours and can take regular breaks. Off the clock, workers can receive food from our facilities at subsidized rates. They can even receive assistance in finding affordable housing!

 

We believe that everybody, regardless of gender, age, or education level, should have an equal opportunity for work. This is why the second pillar of our corporate social responsibility initiative is equal opportunity hiring. In fact, we are excited to say that our manufacturing facilities prioritize hiring women, who would otherwise have difficulty finding employment.

 

 

As a female-founded company, female empowerment is really important to us, which is why we made it the third pillar of our corporate social responsibility initiative. We provide women workers with management training, and then give them the opportunity to take leadership roles in the factory. We also have daycare centers for women with children, which means that our employees are able to have a worry-free workday. After work, women have the option of keeping their children in daycare while they attend the facility’s adult literacy school.

We understand the importance of education and ensuring that everyone has equal access to a quality education. This is why the adult literacy school is the fourth pillar of our corporate social responsibility initiative. In 2017, Pakistan had a literacy rate of about 58%. More than 71% of men were literate, but less than 47% of women could read and write. Many employees at our partner’s facility in Pakistan are illiterate, but the adult literacy school strives to empower them by giving them the rough equivalent of a high school education in reading and writing.

To fulfill its aim of transforming the lives of rural and semi-rural communities in the area, the school uses state-of-the-art technology. We are excited to say that this technology includes electricity, computers, and Wi-Fi--all of which may not be accessible in other parts of Pakistan. The adult literacy school’s aim, along with its technology, makes it one of the most sought-after educational institutions in the region.

 

We are extremely proud of our efforts to promote positive social change and help empower the community. Although we know that change does not happen overnight, we are committed to patience and persistence as we work towards a better future. We also want to thank you--for being part of the Eucalypso family and for helping us make a positive global impact.

 

Comments

  • Suzanne Hustedt said:

    I am so excited upon receiving my classic sheet set. They are softer than I imagined.
    Thanks for all you do for women and the world. I will continue to buy from you and tell my friends about your company and products.

    January 05, 2021


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