Active community engagement is important for us! It takes a lot of pine needles to build an anthill, and it will probably never get built if the job of dragging the needles to the stack is always left to ‘the others’. Consequently, we always aim to take seriously our responsibilities at a local level, while at the same time striving for active community engagement in a wider perspective.
Hammerglass AB is environmentally certified in accordance with ISO 14001:2015 and has focused on a daily basis on recycling and environmental work. We are continually investing in new production technology. One of the requirements in investment decisions is that we should be able to demonstrate how new technology results in a clearly reduced environmental impact.
The municipality of Båstad was one of the first local authorities to accept the possibility of offering adapted vocational training in parallel with theoretical instruction. We currently have two high school students enrolled in the Industry Programme who are with us 3 days a week for a period of 3 years. During this period, they are required to learn enough about the practical side of manufacturing to render them employable by us – or by another industrial company.
We support our local sports associations with contributions to their activities.
Together with the Bjäre Industrial Group we support the activities of the Swedish Sea Rescue Society, involving active lifesaving operations at sea. We have among other things contributed funds for the purchase of a jet-propelled lifeboat, along with new premises for the local society.
All research points to the fact that education is the third world’s route out of poverty – both for the individual and the nation. Unfortunately, education is often extremely expensive and is primarily the preserve of the affluent. Hammerglass AB has undertaken to pay the majority of the school costs for two pupils on the outskirts of Capetown in South Africa. Both Qhama and Mihlali, born in 2004, are today happy high school students. We have undertaken to follow them all the way through to their high school diploma.
Hammerglass AB supports Vision For All (VFA), a not-for-profit organisation which aims to do what it can for people who need glasses for study and work. VFA works with the very poorest, who have the greatest need of the services of an optician. These people have no possibility of paying for an eye examination or obtaining glasses. VFA collects good and used glasses in Sweden. The glasses are measured and cleaned, and VFA’s opticians and assistants then drive out into the world to distribute them.
Together we can contribute to cancer research, better treatments and help more people to survive their cancer diagnosis. Hammerglass AB supports the Child Cancer Foundation, the Breast Cancer Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.