CRIF makes a real contribution to the fund-raising and awareness campaigns of non-profit organisations involved in social issues around the world.
CRIF supports AMREF in its Maridi Health Training Institute project
AMREF is Africa's leading non-profit health development organisation, made up of African men and women working together to develop African nations. AMREF projects fall within three specific areas: Medicine and Education, Children, and Water.
Since 2009, CRIF has contributed to the development of a Medicine and Education project for clinical officers at the "Maridi Health Training Institute"; the only such centre in Southern Sudan. The clinical officers that graduate from the school are able to diagnose and treat the most common illnesses, carry out basic surgical procedures, vaccinations and home visits, manage small rural health centres and educate communities about hygiene and sanitation.
CRIF and the Fondazione ANT Italia
The Fondazione ANT (National Tumor Association Foundation) was established in Bologna, Italy, as a national association for the study and treatment of tumors, and for more than thirty years has been providing free home care to the sick.
CRIF helps support the Foundation through internal and external initiatives aimed at raising funds and increasing awareness of its employees and others they come into contact with. Over Christmas 2010, the CRIFANT in fiera event was held, a Christmas market selling second-hand goods, where all the proceeds raised by CRIF employees were donated to the Foundation.
CRIF supports the Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Programme
Stop Hunger Now is a non-government organisation set up in 1998 by Ray Buchanan in the United States and it is now present in Italy, South Africa and Malaysia. The main objective of the association is to support literacy programmes by providing food to schools in some of the world's poorest areas. To this end, in December 2005, SHN set up the Meal Packaging Program through which ad hoc events are organised to package food rations, including rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and essential vitamins and minerals, to send to local associations.
CRIF supports BolognAltruista
BolognAltruista is a non-profit organisation based on flexible volunteering with initiatives that are accessible to anyone and which respond to the city's needs. Specifically, BolognAltruista puts public-spirited people in contact who want to do good, making it easier for them to contribute to the city and to the community. BolognAltruista quickly and easily connects demand with the supply of volunteers: with just a simple click on the website, locals can see the various offers in the Bologna area and decide, even at the last minute, what help to give, what activity to take part in, or how to spend a bit of their free time to help others...a family going through hard times, a person living alone, or a community project.
Culture: CRIF supports the Civitas Claterna Association
In 2011, CRIF signed an agreement with the cultural association “CIVITAS CLATERNA” to provide support to the archaeological excavations and studies being carried out of the lost city of Claterna, close to Ozzano dell’Emilia in the province of Bologna, Italy. This ancient city, abandoned following the break up of the Roman institutions, was never occupied again, and its ruins, which were gradually demolished, disappeared beneath agricultural land. Up to the present day, this has protected the city remains, giving archaeologists the opportunity to systematically investigate the reality of an ancient Roman municipium, studying the way in which it was first developed and then transformed.
CRIF and the environment
CRIF is very aware of the importance of protecting the environment, and has adopted a series of initiatives aimed at reducing wasteful energy consumption. Every year in Italy, CRIF takes part in the national energy saving day “M’illumino di meno”, and in the summer, the internal lighting in the offices is reduced.
Furthermore, CRIF is constantly launching internal communication and awareness campaigns to urge all staff to use resources responsibly. In particular, the company has adopted a structured system for collecting and recycling paper, and uses eco-friendly stationery and promotional gifts such as vegetal pens and recycled plastic bags.