Employee-Driven Sustainability in Portugal

H.B. Fuller volunteers cleaning up after the wildfires in Portugal.

H.B. Fuller employees are passionate about sustainability, and they are willing to get their hands dirty to make a difference. Our Mindelo, Portugal, site has participated in several initiatives to protect and restore their local environment.

Following a series of disastrous wildfires in Portugal, Mindelo-based employees connected with Quercus, a national conservation organization. In partnership with the national postal service, Quercus organized a reforestation initiative to restore native trees and habitats. The Mindelo team funded the cost of planting one tree for each local H.B. Fuller employee. To encourage individual engagement, employees are able to track the progress of the tree sponsored in their name. Since the beginning of the initiative, over 80,000 trees have been planted in Portugal – and over 200 trees have been sponsored by H.B. Fuller employees. 

Our employees took their commitment to the environment to the next level in 2018. As part of the annual Make a Difference volunteer campaign, the Mindelo team volunteered to clean up nearby beaches in partnership with Quercus. Employees came together to make a tangible difference in the local environment.

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