Society and people

The ROCKWOOL community

The ROCKWOOL Community

ROCKWOOL aims to be a good neighbour to its local communities and wider society, and to help protect the natural environment. It is a commitment that began in the 1950s, long before sustainability became fashionable, and lies at the heart of the values of ROCKWOOL.

Global

The Copenhagen-based ROCKWOOL Foundation, founded in 1981, supports scientific, humanitarian and social goals around the world.

The Foundation’s research unit is one of Denmark’s most respected social and economic think tanks. For example, its study of the Danish health system has been used by governments on both sides of the political spectrum to improve patient care. In addition, the Foundation is a grant giving body and in 2015 it made awards of over £4.8m with a special emphasis on routes in to education, training and employment for disconnected young people.

The Foundation, which is not-for-profit and funded through its control of around a quarter of ROCKWOOL International’s shares, has also supported a range of overseas projects including food security work in Tanzania, peace projects in Lebanon and help for AIDS orphans in Zambia.

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Local

We work closely with our local community to keep schools, councils and residents informed about our work and to support the area through local job creation and community activities.

For example, at our Bridgend site we have established the ROCKWOOL Woodland for Learning Trust, which welcomes local schools to our onsite nature reserve for educational activities. In addition, we are proud supporters of our local business community. We are the headline sponsors of the annual Bridgend Business Awards, which celebrate the best local businesses as well as aspiring young entrepreneurs. Our donations programme also enables us to contribute to local causes, whilst our staff team is active in organising charitable fundraising activities.

For more information about our philanthropic donations and sponsorship programme, or to receive an application form, please contact community@rockwool.com

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Awards and achievements

  • SHIFT Awards Finalists - 2016
  • Bridgend Business Awards Large Manufacturer of the Year - 2014
  • Bridgend Business Awards Company of the Year – 2014
  • Business in the Community Awards ‘Big Tick’ for excellence in corporate responsibility and cohesion – 2013
  • Stack Testing Association’s Golden Stack Award Joint Winner - 2011
  • Arena Network Award for 10 years of environmental best practice - 2005
  • Carbon Trust ‘Smart Company’ Award - 2004
  • Environmental Agency ‘Spotlight’ report exemplary performance commendation – 2003
  • Wales Environment Awards Overall Winner - 2002
  • Wales Environment Awards Team Winner – 2001