Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
In response to the obvious Covid-19 issues we want to do what we can to help, so we’ve launched a multi-stakeholder charitable response programme, which has already distributed more than half a million products to communities across the UK, Italy and Mauritius.
687699 products or 337 tonnes
Our colleagues at manufacturing sites remain our first and highest priority, keeping them safe so they are able, in turn, to produce the food and drink we all need. This is particularly important for our UK and Italian canning sites that are producing food for UK government care parcels for the clinically vulnerable and to whom we have supplied over 280,000 cases to date.
We will continue to support UK food banks via our partnership with FareShare as they can reach the thousands of small outlets and charities that we cannot supply individually ourselves. Our PIA operation has also donated over 200,000 tomato products to Italian food banks and PTM in Mauritius has supported local food bank groups with tuna.
We are also supplying key workers in the NHS with bottled water from our Eden Valley site in Cumbria; nearly 300,000 bottles have been donated to the NHS for use at the new Nightingale hospitals and colleagues at our Eden Valley are also making donations to local hospitals in the region.
TV personality, Vicki Pattison has recently been devoting her time to sending out care parcels for Aged UK and put a call-out on her Instagram page, for help with canned food.
We sent Vicki a mixed pallet of Branston Beans and Princes Tuna (around 7,300 cans in total).
We’re thrilled that we could help her. She’s doing a wonderful in helping AGE UK.
Macy is a very impressive young girl from Cheshire who contacted us recently, asking if she could buy some of our products, so that in turn she could donate them to NHS key workers at her local hospital in Warrington. She told us she’d raised £250 by making and selling rainbows to her neighbours and friends. We were all so touched by her letter and her approach, that we donated 20 cases of tuna to help her with her cause.
Macy’s mum wrote to us to thank us and in her letter she added “may I just add how overwhelmed I am with Princes generosity. Macy, with my help, has contacted numerous big companies, and Princes has been the most generous”!
An amazing young lady who’s gone on to be nominated for a Pride of Britain award!