This year marks the 20th anniversary of VTI Day in Bracknell and, once again, Boehringer Ingelheim employees will be helping out in the local community.
In May, Boehringer employees picked up paintbrushes, gardening tools and rubbish bags to support a whole host of projects including helping Action for Children, which is again our charity of the year.
VTI stands for Value Through Innovation and, in turn, is what Boehringer Ingelheim stands for; we are continually looking to develop new solutions for our customers and patients.
Our aim is to contribute to a sustainable environment for the future and this includes corporate responsibility, as befits an altruistic family-owned company.
This does not begin and end with VTI day, however.
As a company, we are committed to family health and the first aid initiatives that we have established in recent years with the local newspaper, the Bracknell News, are, in my opinion, fantastic examples of ‘best practice’ in providing value through innovation. There is nothing more important than life itself and these schemes have taught potentially lifesaving skills to children and adults alike.
Every year, up to 150,000 people die in situations where first aid could have given them a chance to live. However, unfortunately, first aid training is not part of the National Curriculum, or – unlike many European countries – a requirement of the driving test. Therefore, there is a large gap in knowledge of such a vital skill, one that, locally, we are striving to help fill.
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