Communities we support
At Mölnlycke we think about the long-term effects of our actions – whether we’re helping people to heal or giving back to the communities we serve. We give back to society by investing in communities where we operate – and by supporting charities that share our goals. We feel a strong sense of commitment to both the medical profession and patients receiving treatment and have chosen to support Operation Smile as our global charity partner, as well as at a local level. We share common ambitions and areas of expertise with them and collaborate together to improve sustainability of healthcare systems in underserved regions.
While Operation Smile is our global charity partner, we also support local charities that share our goal of improving healthcare outcomes if they meet our guidelines.
By donating time, products, funds and expertise, we can help improve the lives of patients and support those who care for them. Working within the community in this way enables the organisations we support to become self-sustained. This was we also establish ourselves as responsible long-term partners.
Our policy on local community support
Our community support policy is designed to help us play an active role in the community. We receive many requests for donations to good causes at a local level and we cannot support all of them.
We have guidelines that ensure our community support is appropriate. The organisations we support should:
- be in the medical field,
- work to improve patients’ lives, to improve medical staff protection, or to increase the level of knowledge in the medical field,
- provide credible and measurable results
The initiatives we support must also be in line with Advamed or Medtech Europe guidance.
Since 2004, we've been proud to support Operation Smile, a charity that provides safe, free cleft lip and cleft palate repair surgery for children with facial deformities.Read more
World-leading medical solutions company Mölnlycke is setting up a centre for cleft care in the Philippine city of Cebu with its long-term charity partner Operation Smile.Read more
Life changing mission
Every year several of our employees help Operation Smile medical volunteers to restore smiles, hopes and futures. They travel on a mission overseas to volunteer their help where help is needed most.Read about volunteer missions