Freudenberg companies in North America are participating in the first regional Service Day on September 26, 2014. On that day, all Freudenberg locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico will conduct a corporate service activity of their choice. As part of the Freudenberg Group, Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, will be hosting a blood drive at its Londonderry, New Hampshire, facility in support of the American Red Cross.
“The Freudenberg Service Day gives all of our employees the opportunity to support their local communities. It reminds us of our Guiding Principles – the connecting thread between all Freudenberg companies. These Guiding Principles direct our commitment to being responsible corporate citizens in all communities and in all countries where we do business,” says Leesa Smith, Freudenberg North America president and regional representative.
“We are pleased to participate in the Service Day and are looking forward to hosting a blood drive at our Londonderry office in support of the American Red Cross,” says Ralf Kraemer, chief executive officer of Klüber Lubrication North America L.P. “We plan to hold regularly scheduled blood drives and other community support events in the future.”
Freudenberg’s 12 business groups, represented through 15 different businesses, are active throughout North America. Each of these businesses regularly engages in corporate social responsibilities in their respective communities. On this dedicated Service Day, however, some 8,000 employees spread across more than 80 locations will have a chance to simultaneously take part in a variety of activities, from blood drives and non-perishable food collections to neighborhood clean-up efforts and support of educational institutions, highlighting the Freudenberg Group’s commitment to being a good neighbor.