Corporate Social Responsibility
At United Drug, we strive to create a workplace environment that provides equality, diversity, and employee support at every given opportunity. Our goal is to nurture an environment that is open, honest, and free of bias and where we align to make better health possible to the customers and patients we serve across communities in Ireland.
Charity “Giving” aligns with our Mission
As a company, we want to make a positive difference in Ireland. The Charity Programme gives our colleagues and customers the chance to support a cause that is close to their hearts and benefits the local communities where we work and live.
How we select our preferred Charity
We value what our employees value and hence collectively we can do good, give back and change lives. We invite our employees to select their preferred charity, so it has personal meaning to them. The charity with the largest votes is nominated as the preferred charity for an agreed time, often two years, and becomes the sole focus and official charity for our collective fundraising efforts. To ensure we optimise impact, we focus efforts and resources on this one charity.
Charity Partnership: ISPCC 2022-2024
ISPCC was chosen as the new charity partner for United Drug after a companywide vote and a period of research and consultation with staff. The new partnership came into effect at the end of September 2022. This ISPCC partnership further highlights how United Drug is committed to looking after all customers regardless of age, gender or location.
Charity Partnership: AWARE 2020 - 2022
Following a two-year partnership with Aware as their official Charity Partner, United Drug (as part of McKesson Ireland) have expressed a massive thank you for all the fundraising efforts from their employees across the four businesses.
Over the two years, they have completed many fantastic initiatives to raise these much-needed funds for Aware, from Hiking, Running and Walking to Cycling the entire length of Ireland to name just a few.
Collectively they have raised €50,000 through their fundraising initiatives.
Diversity & Inclusion
At United Drug, we want all our people to feel included and have a voice. We understand the value of diversity. Our shared ICARE principles ensure that every person feels included, valued, and celebrated at our company.
An inclusive culture is essential to growing our diverse environment and building successful teams.
But we believe inclusion means more than just getting along. We believe in a workplace where everyone can be their full, authentic self. Because that is when we work at our best and learn the most from each other.
Ukraine Emergency Fund
United Drug show their solidarity & our support for Ukraine in the best and most immediate way possible. The key advice from charity organisations is that monetary donations are the most appropriate means of supporting the humanitarian efforts on the ground in Ukraine...
International Women's Day
At United Drug, International Women’s Day is an important day for us. This year we celebrate the women of United Drug, but also the men that help us to #breakthebias every day, not just today.
We remain committed to a workplace free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination, where difference is valued and celebrated.