SCA announces ongoing support for LauraLynn
Irish children's hospice is the designated charity for 2015 for Dublin commercial office of global hygiene giant
11 August 2015 | 0
The Dublin commercial office of the leading global hygiene company SCA has renewed its support for LauraLynn, Ireland’s children’s hospice, as its designated charity for 2015.
LauraLynn provides palliative care and support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families and SCA also partnered with it in earlier years for its charitable donations in Ireland.
Although SCA might not be an instantly recognised name among Irish consumers, its household and professional brands certainly are. The company is the maker of a range of well-known household brands including Plenty, Ireland’s number one household towel brand, and Tena, the country’s number one bladder weakness brand.
Its consumer goods division in Ireland also looks after Cushelle, the fastest growing toilet tissue brand in the market, as well the household favourite Velvet toilet tissue, and a range of regional tissue and personal care products.
Alongside its consumer goods operation, the SCA Dublin office is also the Ireland base for the company’s professional products division – known as ‘Away from home’ – which manages the Tork brand, Ireland’s number one brand in the workplace hygiene sector.
SCA has around 44,000 employees worldwide and sales are conducted in some 100 counties. Care and respect for people and nature are central to the company’s global business strategy. This ethos has been internationally recognised in 2015 through SCA being named for the eighth consecutive year as one of the world’s most ethical companies by the prestigious Ethisphere Institute. SCA is the only tissue manufacturer to be included in the rankings this year.
“SCA has always placed a very strong emphasis on corporate responsibility and in providing support for the communities in which we carry out our business,” explained Simon Pickering, who heads up the consumer goods operation for SCA Ireland.
“We have been very pleased to show our support through charitable donations to LauraLynn over recent years and are delighted to be able to do so once again in 2015. All those that know about the hospice appreciate the truly wonderful work it carries out on behalf of children and their families.”
LauraLynn is Ireland’s only hospice for children and they rely wholly on public support, receiving no direct government funding for their hospice services.