Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
As part of Evogene's commitment to contribute to the community in which it operates, the company sees great value in its involvement and the involvement of its employees in the community, with a focus on populations in-need. In addition, as a company in the biotech industry, which requires higher scientific education, Evogene sees value in contributing the educational advancement of disadvantaged students through financial support to promote this purpose.
Evogene's CSR activity is focusing on three main areas:
- Diversity in human resources
- Academic support of disadvantaged students in the field of plant sciences
- Social involvement in the community through volunteering activities, in which company employees take an active role
Evogene's past years and current CSR activities include cooperation with 'SHEKULO TOV' association which provides a variety of employment and leisure initiatives to hundreds of disabled people in order to facilitate their integration in the community; and with 'MESHI'- Rehovot, a rehabilitation center which integrates people with mental disability in the labor market. The cooperation includes integration of individuals from these organizations in the company's on-going operation.
Furthermore, company employees are involved in volunteering activities during the Israeli holidays to collect, pack and provide food packages for populations in-need. The volunteering activities are conducted in cooperation with 'Hod Israel', a community charity organization, and 'Latet', an Israeli humanitarian aid organization.
The company provides annual financial donation for academic scholarships for PhD students in the Hebrew University's Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment.