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Pledge 1%

Aerogen supports Pledge 1% – a global movement in corporate social responsibility.

Aerogen believes that innovative, responsible, and sustainable business plays an important role in building a healthy, thriving society.

As Ireland’s largest indigenous medtech company, we recognise our corporate social responsibility to lead by example. As a business and as members of the local community, we’re dedicated to working together to deliver a healthier tomorrow for all. 

This isn’t just a tick-the-box task for us. Rooted at the heart of our corporate values are the words “We care”. 

We care for our employees, our local communities, and the wider markets in which we operate. 

As Ireland’s largest indigenous medtech company, we recognise our responsibility to lead by example

Aerogen sponsored a print run of a book written by Lisa Blennerhassett called Once Tiny, Forever Strong – a story about parents’ journeys through NICU

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is more than philanthropy for Aerogen

Aerogen donated €5k to Cancer Care West

Going beyond philanthropy

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is more than philanthropy for Aerogen. It’s a sustained and sustainable investment in our community, and a conscious and committed effort to contribute in every possible way we can.

Through effective CSR outreach, we believe we can redefine how Aerogen can help enable change in the world.

For our team, for our community

We’re committed to our team’s well-being. We centre that commitment in our health, safety and environmental agenda, as well as by promoting diversity across the organisation. 

Our purpose is centred around creating a better life for patients who benefit from Aerogen’s drug delivery technology, and we pledge to do business in an ethical manner that yields long-term, sustainable benefits for all our stakeholders.

We support and sponsor the education and development of students in local schools and colleges.  Through our focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, we empower people to work together and advance possibilities through our focus on health, education and caring for communities. 

Our Pledge 1% promise

We carry out our CSR projects and programmes under the umbrella of Pledge 1%, designing them to take into consideration the needs from the community. Many of the programmes we get involved with are long-term, which helps us to create sustainable impact.

Our Pledge 1% promise
Aerogen product donation for Ukraine

Aerogen product donation for Ukraine

Aerogen sponsored the Mirror Pavillion by John Gerrard

Aerogen sponsored the Mirror Pavillion by John Gerrard

What is Pledge 1%? 

Pledge 1% is a global movement that inspires, educates, and empowers every entrepreneur, company, and employee to be a force for good. Over 10,000 members in 100 countries have used Pledge 1%’s flexible framework to ignite half a billion dollars in new philanthropy. 

Our pledge 1% commitment is based on a simple idea: Make the most of our technology, people, and resources to improve the communities in which we operate. Over the past five years, we have given:
  • more than €500,000 in monetary donations
  • 100’s of hours of employee time in support events and initiatives 
  • provided product donations for multiple non-profits and education institutions.

Pledge 1% is a vital part of the Aerogen culture. It has enabled us to engage our employees in their communities and to support the effectiveness of the social sector.

“We believe in creating a legacy and supporting non-profits in our community. This is why Aerogen is proud to be the first Irish medical device company to become a member of Pledge 1%. We have an extensive programme of initiatives throughout the year that enable our global team to get involved”, Ciara Power, Global Corporate Communications Manager. 

Aerogen, Pledge 1% of profits

Pledge 1% of profits

Each year we pledge to donate 1% of our profits from the prior year in either monetary or product terms. In donating, we partner with charities and organisations that are aligned with our corporate values and play a valuable role in the communities in which we operate. 

Throughout the year our staff can also seek support for causes close to their hearts, which are often smaller, less known charities around the world. 

Here are some of the organisations we have been involved with in recent years

  • The Hope Foundation – €10,000 towards maintenance of a COVID ward in southern India, ensuring all patients were kept fed and received necessary hygiene products
  • Their Lives Matter – over €100,000 donations towards supporting treatment of children with cancer in Tanzania
  • Connacht Rugby – proud corporate sponsor. Check out our billboard next time you are at the stadium!
  • Druid Theatre – winners of the 2021 Best Business to Arts Small Sponsorship for our partnership on the community educational programme
  • Baboró Children’s Festival – prime sponsor for the 25th anniversary of the festival. Check out the mural on Shop Street in Galway! 

Aerogen, Pledge 1% of time

Pledge 1% of time 

As well as pledging 1% of our profits, we also pledge 1% of staff time. This means our team can personally get involved with chosen partners to support on various initiatives during their usual work hours. 

Some of the activities our staff have been involved with include;

  • Hope Christmas ShoeBox Appeal – 10 Aerogen team members took off around Galway on a red double decker tour bus in December ’21 collecting shoeboxes from schools, then brought them back to the distribution centre for packaging
  • Croí – Walk the Wild Atlantic Way Challenge. With over 100 employees, representing 10 different countries together, we travelled 25,000 km to raise money for Croí. Aerogen matched all the funds raised by the team, resulting in a donation of over €6,700 in June ’22
  • The Big Idea – 15 Aerogen employees took on the role of mentors for the Big Idea, supporting transition year students across the country in developing their community projects   
Pledge 1% get in touch

Get in touch

Involved with a charity or organisation you think could be a good match for Aerogen?

Talk to us today at csr@aerogen.com