Vetoquinol has always been committed to sponsor activities and undertakings with humanitarian aims. Because together, we can achieve more.
At both the level of the Group and its subsidiaries, Vetoquinol supports organisations which contribute to animal and human welfare. For example:
Centraide, providing support for the most disadvantaged
Vetoquinol Canada and Centraide: for over 10 years, Vetoquinol Canada has raised funds for the Centraide foundation. This commitment aims to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable, and to promote mutual support, sharing, concerted action, and voluntary and community action.
Vetoquinol actively participates in local events for Centraide Lanaudière every year, and remains one of the largest corporate donors in this region. In 2016, as a result of a number of activities (including a ball hockey tournament), Vetoquinol Canada raised a total of CA$14,173 placing it in the Gold category (donors of more than CA$10,000) for the 4th consecutive year.
Changing lives, one goat at a time
Over ten million people in rural Uganda live in abject poverty, surviving on less than $1.25 per day. Veterinarians without Borders is working in Uganda to help rural communities raise goats that can benefit families, communities and entire villages. What can a goat do? Improve nutrition, raise socioeconomic status, facilitate the empowerment of women in a family and more. One goat changes lives.
Vetoquinol Canada was deeply touch by this project and decided to take action. During the month of August and September of 2015, a special operation was conducted on one of our products with the goal of offering goats to the Goat Pass-On Project. Thanks to this, Vetoquinol Canada has donated 500 goats ($25,000 CAD) to help these communities of Mbarara.
Vetoquinol, Big Sponsor of the Eurockéennes de Belfort
Since 2013, year of Vetoquinol 80th anniversary and of the Eurockéennes de Belfort music festival 25th anniversary, the Group is a major Sponsor of the festival, alongside other economic stakeholders such as Alstom, General Electric, Crédit Agricole (bank) or Mercedes-Benz. This festival is ranked among the top 10 international festivals by some experts and it has a regional, national and international reputation.
For Vetoquinol, this is a way to support the biggest festival taking place in the Group’s region of origin and a major local economic stakeholder. It also allows for shared moments of conviviality with the employees who are invited each year.