People working at Royal HaskoningDHV want to make a real difference in the world. That’s why our employees through the BrITE Foundation contribute their own time, individual expertise and private money. The Foundation delivers small-scale charity projects for people and planet, close to their hearts and field of expertise. This is a commitment they choose to make; not because they have to. Our employees care about positively impacting the lives of vulnerable people and improving their living enviroment. The BrITE Foundation enables our employees to enhance society.
Family homes Indonesia
During the multiple earthquakes on Lombok in 2018, half of Peduli Anak’s (a non-governmental organisation in Lombok, dedicated to improve the quality of life for underprivileged children in Indonesia) facilities were damaged, incl. children homes, the kitchen and school building. The BrITE Foundation donated € 7.500 to Peduli Anak for rebuild the family homes homes with solar panel to make these self-supporting. Helping Peduli Anak to save on their electricity bills, that can be spent on the children and the care for them.
Photo: The Foundation of five of the seven houses is done. Needless to say the children are beyond thrilled.
Children's home India
The BrITE Foundation funded € 2.900 for doors and windows for Grace Home, a children’s home in Ghaziabad (India), making it winterproof. Shikha Kholi, student: “Thank you BrITE Foundation for making Grace Home winter-proof, I am so grateful and happy that the building would be warmer now during winter”.
Photo: Grace Home before without and after with windows and doors.
Board of the Brite Foundation
Meet the Board Members of the BrITE Foundation. Standing from left to right: Naomi Doble, Civil Engineer and BrITE Foundation Board Member, Marcel Nijssen, Treasury Manager, and Treasurer of the BrITE Foundation, Marjon Peetsma, Project Assistent and Secretary of the BrITE Foundation, Flip Dötsch, Corporate Director Communications & Brand, and Chair of the BrITE Foundation and Colin Toovey, International Coastal & River Engineering Consultant and BrITE Foundation Board Member.
Flip Dötsch, Corporate Director Communications & Brand, and Chair of the BrITE Foundation: "Enhancing Society Together is not just a slogan, it’s our end goal. People are key in driving positive change and what is more exemplary and inspirational then employees who proactively initiative and activate support for societies and people in need. All of us should be able to contribute something small, so together we can make a big difference in our commitment to enhance society."
Photo: Members of the Ember´a tribe in El Progreso (Panama) that now have access to safe drinking water as a result of the BrITE Foundation’s funding of € 5.000 to Stichting Samenscholen.
The BrITE Foundation is a charitable fund set up and run by employees to create positive impact on the world. The BrITE Foundation is managed by the Board of the BrITE Foundation. Royal HaskoningDHV employees can donate to the fund through contributing a proportion of their salary to the fund for charity projects. Employees exclusively can also put forward a project to the Board who will decide if the project is eligible for funding. The BrITE Foundation observes Royal HaskoningDHV’s integrity code.
Photo: Royal HaskoningDHV employee who succesfully put forward the purchase of books, furniture and computers for childeren in rural Xijiaoling (China): “It makes me proud to see the children have fun! See them enjoying themselves in the library!”