We employ approximately 2,500 people and pay competitive
wages and typically exceed the prevailing local minimum wage
standards. In addition, almost all employees at our manufacturing
facilities are drawn from the surrounding communities, thereby
supporting the vitality of local economies.
We also make a positive impact by funding retirement benefit
plans. Pension plans are available to many employees. And on a
larger scale, our status as a major employer greatly enhances the
tax revenue of the communities and even the countries where we do
Heinz Charitable Trust
The Heinz Charitable Trust has long been committed to providing
support to promote the quality of life among the communities in
which we are present. The Trust is overseen by a group of appointed
Trustees, drawn from all areas of our Company.
The HCT has guidelines that charities it supports should be from
one of the following areas:
Nutrition - Promoting improvements in and a
better understanding of good nutrition, and contributing to the
health and well-being of people and communities.
Healthy Children and Families - Improving the
overall well-being of people by ensuring children and families have
the resources and services necessary to help them live healthy and
Each of our sites has a local nominated charity of their choice,
based on the guidelines above.
Hayes Park: Community Albums www.communityalbums.com/
Kitt Green: West Lancashire Young Carers www.youngcarers.info/
Westwick: Nelson's Journey www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk/
Ireland: Children's Sunshine Home/Laura Lynn House www.sunshinehome.ie/
Telford: Hope House www.hopehouse.org.uk/en/index.php
Worcester: Acorns www.acorns.org.uk/
Kendal: Foundation of Sudden Infant Death http://fsid.org.uk/
Furthermore the Trust supports employees who want to fundraise
for charities that are personal to them.