Team members at Dalehead Foods – Linton donated rubber boots to Nigerian farmers to work more safely and efficiently, especially in the wetter months.
“As a large local employer we go through a great deal of footwear which is mandatory, but after a eureka moment I thought maybe others could make good use of them,” said Rajesh Ramkhelawan, Dalehead SHE Manager. “That's when I got in touch with Crossroads Global Village, a charity that supports development projects around the world. They got in touch with an NGO in Nigeria, Guidance Community Development Foundation, which is more than happy to have the boots sent to them.
“These are the kind of projects we should be highlighting and looking for when we think of sustainability and social responsibility,” said Matt Dight, Head of CSR. “This is more than about making good use of products we no longer need, it's about supporting developing communities, reducing waste and helping those less fortunate. Hopefully this will inspire other sites to start thinking of new and different ways they can support our CSR aims. A huge well-done to the Dalehead Linton team for spearheading this idea, and especially Rajesh for managing it.”