Supporting local communities
We believe in supporting the different cultures and communities in which we operate, often through sponsorship and support for local charities or local people. All our colleagues can be involved in such initiatives and can expect to be supported by Inchcape in their efforts to help local communities. We do not have a global policy covering specific social matters and any initiatives are governed by the local business.
Many of our local operations recognised an urgent need for logistical support and the role they could play as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in communities across the world. Ranging from temporary donation of unused test-drive and courtesy vehicles to delivery services for hard-to-reach geographical areas, our people contributed time and the Company’s temporarily underutilized resources to help those in need.
Initiatives across the Group include:
In Greece, Toyota Hellas and our dealer network provided municipalities across the market with 150 vehicles, facilitating transport for medics to reach the elderly, unwell and people with reduced mobility as part of the government’s ‘Help at Home’ scheme. In Finland, our teams have donated Land Rover vehicles to the Finnish Red Cross to help access vulnerable people in remote or hard-to-reach areas; and in Lithuania the JLR teams have given similar support to food bank initiatives to help with deliveries to the elderly.
|APAC||In Brunei, our marketing team at the flagship showroom and head office used advertising hoardings to display health awareness information, helping to protect customers and staff. The prominent display also targeted passing commuters and road users, prompting recognition by several government ministers who expressed their appreciation to Inchcape Brunei’s management. Malaysian workers opted to remain in Singapore after the borders between the two countries were closed, to enable operations to continue supporting local communityneeds at as close to normal levels as possible.|
|Americas & Africa||In Chile, the Subaru team donated eight vehicles for three months to health authorities in Santiago, allowing them to deliver medicines and food to 1,600 families including visits to elderly and isolated people. Far from being a temporary partnership, this is a continuation of a partnership between Subaru Chile and the municipality that has been in place for seven years. In Ethiopia, MOENCO donated Land Cruiser ambulances to the Ethiopian Federal and Regional Governments to support the fight against COVID-19. In Uruguay, our Mercedes-Benz business provided specialist technicians to the health service to help keep the ambulance network on the road.|