On World Cancer Day, 4 February, employees of Drogas Lithuania united in the fight against cancer, and spread their message of “Sing for Change”, using hashtags in their social media posts. Leading up to the day, employees received helpful information and advice about the risk of cancer and how to prevent it. The aim of this activity was to encourage and motivate Drogas employees to take care of their health and to support others around the world in the fight against this disease.
As part of its CSR efforts for Global Hand Washing Day, Drogas launched a giant wall drawing of the characters, Ms. Soap Bubble and Mr. Nasty Microbe, in a children’s hospital reception area. A 2-metre floor sticker game was also created and hand washing learning video was screened at the hospital’s waiting areas. With the help of pediatricians, many educational materials and soap bars were distributed to parents. And store assistants were also trained to give information on hand washing to customers.
In all Drogas Lithuania stores, customers could purchase a red nose and contribute part of the proceeds to support the Red Noses Clowndoctors Association. This unique association organises visits to children hospitals, where professional actors roleplay as Clowndoctors to cheer the kids up. Many Drogas employees actively took part in this project by selling the red noses to customers and spreading awareness of the association’s work.
Drogas Latvia and Lithuania partnered with supplier, Henkel, for an exclusive project to build a children’s playground in the SOS village, a centre where orphans and special children live. Customers were invited to contribute to this meaningful project in two ways. First, they could bring in their empty Fa deodorant bottles and leave them in special containers in stores to be recycled and used later as construction material for the playground. The second way, was to purchase special Fa products, so that part of the proceeds would be donated to the cause.
To put a smile on the faces of customers and employees, a special character – Smiley Girl – was created by Drogas. In May and June, she travelled all over Latvia, visiting 21 Drogas stores in 16 cities and making customers and employees happy with jokes, surprises and balloons. Smiley Girl and her team travelled more than 1,500 kilometres!
Every year on 28 April, the entire world marks International Labour Protection Day. Its goal is to promote a safe working environment and healthy work for every employee. The team at Drogas were proud to participate.
Drogas participated in local university’s career day, offered vacancies and promoted cooperation between the company, students and universities. Our colleagues communicated with students the job prospects at Drogas and how they put to use the knowledge from school. Colleagues from Drogas also organised engaging activities for participants – like free make-up, photo-taking and free product samples.
For the fourth year in a row, Drogas organised the annual Occupational Health and Safety Week, with the goal of improving work and health safety awareness among employees. During that week, every employee was invited to learn more about personal and work safety. Employees in stores and offices participated in educational and fun activities daily, and also took part in competitions where they could win healthy lifestyle prizes.
Drogas held various competitions and events to promote healthy lifestyle to its staff. It also encouraged its staff to participate in the annual Lattelecom Riga’s Marathon.
“Shadow Day” campaign by Drogas enables students to learn more about the workplace. Workshops are provided to give students guidance on how to choose a suitable job and prepare for work after graduation.