A measure of our success is the economic and social inclusion of the communities in which we operate worldwide. Through our businesses and Foundations, we engage our people and networks to help fulfill our vision to make life better for a billion people in the supply chain.
Victor and William Fung Foundation
The Victor and William Fung Foundation promotes leadership development and scholarship through partnerships with universities and think tanks. Its objective is to invest in social development to educate and develop young people.
Li & Fung Foundation
Li & Fung's corporate Foundation is dedicated to engaging all Fung Group colleagues by encouraging awareness and efforts towards improving physical and mental well-being, environmental resilience and supporting local communities.
Fung Alumni Network
Through the Fung Alumni Network, we foster a long-term relationship with former colleagues by maintaining a vibrant and active alumni community.
Here are just a few examples of how we convene our global network to make a positive difference in our communities:
Community Engagement Results
Time spent by Fung Group colleagues on volunteering continued to increase over the year, with over 39,000 hours spent on community engagement activities, such as tree planting, cleaning up our environment and working with children, the elderly, and other vulnerable communities and individuals. There were 466 activities in total across 85 locations, with activities including hands-on volunteering, organizing in-kind donations and fundraisers.
Twelve years supporting Heifer International
Heifer International is working to end hunger and poverty by providing livestock and training to struggling communities in China. Through its annual fundraising event, Circle K has supported these poverty alleviation projects for the past twelve years. In 2017, Circle K was proud to be awarded the “Top Fundraising Team Award” and the “Top Fundraiser Award” for corporate teams.
In Qinghai China, nomadic tribal beliefs are deep-rooted and being born a girl is considered to be penance for wrongdoings in a previous life. Many girls are orphaned or abandoned, ending up in poor conditions. Even though education is available for many of them, it is not a realistic option. Li & Fung colleagues and the LF Foundation have supported education, vocational programs and community improvements at theSeng Girls Vocational Training School.
Delivering meals to those in need
Colleagues from Global Brands support God’s Love We Deliver, a non-sectarian organization whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition.
Celebrating differences through surfing
For the fourth year, colleagues celebrated the life and memory of our former colleague Ken Whalen, by helping to host the annual Ken Whalen Surf Challenge. The event is focused on inclusion, and providing access to sports for kids of all abilities, and raising funds for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. The event drew over 600 kids in the first four years and physically-challenged athletes to participate in this surfing competition.
Helping build future leaders
Many of our colleagues have been long-term supporters of the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF), a non-profit organization that transforms Cambodia’s most impoverished kids into tomorrow’s leaders. After getting to know the work of the CCF, one of our leaders, Eric Leddel, inspired others to get involved, with colleagues collaborating with CCF to develop a leadership curriculum and organizing workshops on design thinking, public speaking and leadership, and prompting vendors to donate much-needed goods.