Alongside the community
At PSA, we firmly believe in the social role we have to play within our local communities. We provide financial and/or logistical support to a variety of social projects, be they large or small. Over the years, we have built mutually beneficial long-term relationships, championing projects close to the hearts of our people.
Numerous projects and organizations are dear to us. Since 2017, we chose to really make a difference through a single social goal: supporting and helping children and youngsters in precarious conditions.
Together, we can make a difference!
28 September 2017 | September… the end of the holidays, the start of the new school year. And also for us, it has been a very succesful and productive month! Thanks to the many volunteer actions, our employees were able to collect a nice amount of money for charity. With the collected funds, laptops and bicylces were purchased to donate to OCMW Youth Work.
21 September 2017 | On 20 September, our employees made their hands dirty for charity, once again. This time, our Finance department refurbished and redecorated a crisis home for OCMW Antwerpen. Crisis houses are temporary homes for people in precarious circumstances who are unable to stay in their own house for any reason.
6 September 2017 | Riding a bicycle; it may seem obvious, but it certainly isn't for everybody. Because also in Antwerp, many families can't afford bicycles, which means that many children don't have the opportunity to learn how to ride a bicycle. This is where the project 'A'pen op Wieltjes' makes a difference. They offer a solution for anyone interested in a children's bicycle. On 5 September 2017, PSA, MPET and ATS employees marched to A'pen op Wieltjes and handed out bicycle packages to all children present at the time.
5 July 2017 | Early June the employees of PSA Antwerp, MPET and ATS have set up several actions to collect funds for charity. No efforts were spared as they surpassed all expectations during the 'Charity Week': stirring the pots, offering refreshing ice cream and even a part of their wage. And successfully so, as this generated a total of 2,555 euro for OCMW Youth Work. The company doubled that amount. Representing 5,000 euro in new bicycles and computers for youngsters who are having a hard time finding their way in society.
1 July 2017 | At PSA/MPET/ATS, we have the ambition to support our local community wherever we can, not only financially, but also with material supplies and volunteer work. In June, our staff at Willemdok joined forces to collect as many soap and other toiletry products as possible during 1 week for ‘Het zeephuisje’, part of the social welfare organization ‘Moeders voor Moeders’. A noble act from our PSA heroes!
15 June 2017 | After a year of intensive training on the spinning bike as well as weekly on a tandem, PSA colleagues Elke Banneel and Walter Theyssens were more than ready for their long awaited climb to the top of the Mont Ventoux on a tandem bicycle. For Walter, this adventure started three years ago after the loss of a friend. At that moment he decided to organize a yearly activity to collect money for charity.
3 May 2017 | Leo Vercauteren, a retired docker at PSA, walked about 4000km along the entire front line of the First World War. He completed this ‘peace March’ on his own to collect money for different charities with the focus on children.
3 April 2017 | Over the years, we have provided financial and logistical support to a variety of welfare organizations, championing projects close to the hearts of our people. As from 2017, we will be focussing 100% on poverty in Belgium, with the focus on youngsters. In addition to providing financial and material support to charities and local welfare organizations who target youngsters living in poverty, also our staff will roll up their sleeves to really make a difference as a company.
Each year, PSA launches the annual Go Green Fortnight, a Group-wide green initiative aimed at promoting environmental awareness and action within our global family. During this period, all PSA companies and staff around the world are encouraged to contribute towards creating environmentally-friendly work communities.
For the third consecutive year, PSA participated in the “1000km van Kom op tegen Kanker” cycling event with eight enthusiastic cyclists. The intention of this event is to raise money for the cancer foundation, which distributes the received donations to several purposes: diagnosis and therapy of residual tumor cells with as aim to increase the survival chances and enhance the quality of life of cancer patients.