At UBM, being an ethical, sustainable business is central to how we behave, how we make decisions, and how we do business every day. We are proud of the positive impact we have on each other, our communities, and on wider society. By partnering with GlobalGiving UBM is able to provide relief to disaster struck areas around the globe more quickly. Using their UBM email address, employees can make a donation to any of the disaster relief programs below and UBM will match up to £10,000 in donations annually.

Thank you to all of our participating UBM employees for your donations and dedication to UBM’s commitment to our communities! If you’re a UBM employee who has any questions relating to the UBM GlobalGiving program, please contact your local Sustainability Manager.

Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
On Monday, August 14th, 2017, rain and torrential flooding and landslides resulted in the largest single-day disaster in the history of Sierra Leone. Hundreds are confirmed dead. Thousands have lost their homes and property. Many of those affected are impoverished, and not able to recover on their own. This project helps provide short-term assistance and long-term aid to restore hope and normalcy to those in need who were affected by the disaster.
Temporary School in Xochimilco, Mexico City
The historic community of San Gregorio in Xochimilco suffered significant damage in the earthquake on September 19. Of the 4000 homes in the town, 1000 are uninhabitable and reconstruction will take months. The schools are damaged have no plan to reopen soon, and the families who have lost their homes and livelihoods have been eating donated meals amidst the rubble. We have secured the use of a local property and are working with local leaders to transform it into a school and community kitchen
Emergency Response to Hurricane Irma and Maria
International Medical Corps disaster response experts in the Caribbean and Florida are providing much-needed assistance and identifying pressing needs in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria was the third massive hurricane to hit the Caribbean this year and continued the destruction where Irma left off, further destroying homes, crops, and livelihoods, and leaving thousands without access to electricity, clean water, and communication systems.
Barbuda Resilience Fund
The Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust is an emergency relief fund to help rebuild the Caribbean island of Barbuda after Hurricane Irma destroyed the majority of houses and major infrastructure. ICF is working with the Waitt Institute and the local government to provide emergency housing, food, clothing and supplies, restore community services, and support daily living expenses and wages for Barbudan emergency workers to rebuild livelihoods.
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