Fagerhult’s engagement relates to its core business
Fagerhult had previously made ad-hoc donations to social causes. Now, the company was ready for a more long-term, business-related, and distinct commitment. Social Initiative created a concept where Fagerhult contributes to a “brighter future” by spreading solar-powered lighting in southern Africa.
We find the right partner
Based on the chosen focus, Social Initiative evaluated a number of organizations which specialized in solar-powered lights. Three organizations passed Social Initiative’s rigorous assessment, out of which Fagerhult chose to partner with Solar Sister. Solar Sister distributes solar-powered lighting in rural Tanzania through female entrepreneurship.
Fagerhult’s employees are involved in numerous ways and contribute with time, money, and participation. A team with representatives from different parts of the company – production, design, development, sales, HR – are together with Social Initiative responsible for engaging colleagues and implementing various campaigns.
Every year, two employees visit Solar Sister in Tanzania together with Social Initiative. This way, Fagerhult can provide knowledge and inspiration to Solar Sister and simultaneously gain better understanding and insight into their daily work in the villages.