Vicair & Corporate Social Responsibility
Vicair believes in Corporate Social Responsibility. In our own way we take responsibility for the effect our business activities have on our society. By use of the 3 P’s of sustainable business – People, Planet, Profit – we try to show you which choices we make and have made to positively contribute to that same society.
Wheelchair users face numerous physical challenges on a daily basis. With the help of the Vicair products Vicair aims to create an optimal environment that enables the user to take on these challenges and participate in society as fully as possible. Sitting comfortably, functional stability and skin protection hugely contribute to this. This is therefore the base of all of our products.
As an employer Vicair believes that the well-being of the employees is the base of a healthy organisation. Vicair employees are free to be themselves, they are heard and there is room for personal input and initiative. Vicair tries to enhance the feeling of well-being by engaging the employees in the set-up and decoration of the communal areas and by providing relaxation facilities. Naturally the Vicair workplace is set up to be used by physically disabled persons.
Recently (end 2015) we created the new Vicair offices and factory by reconstructing existing premises nearby our former location. During this process we have chosen to use several energy-efficient solutions. For example: we are using daylight-entry to diminish the use of artificial lighting. And we have chosen to use a special kind of roofing material (Noxite), that purifies the air by neutralizing polluting NOx (Nitrogen oxides) particles. Because of the roof surface, the roof provides purified air for 20,000 people on a yearly basis!
Furthermore the building’s finishing helps to create a year-round agreeable room temperature, which makes heating and/or cooling less necessary. When heating is necessary, the heat released during the Vicair production process will be used to heat the building.
Vicair uses a part of the profit for continuous product development, to ensure that our products continue to meet the wishes and physical needs of the wheelchair user. Vicair believes it is important to share the knowledge gathered on the subject of seating and positioning and organizes educational programs for persons who work in this field. Vicair invests in its employees by offering them training opportunities, which allow them to develop/specialize themselves. In all of these ways Vicair tries to contribute to a good quality of life for its users and people in general.