Time offered by the employer for blood donation creates good community spirit
The opportunity to donate blood during working hours is one form of volunteering at Murata. Device engineer Mari Venho is an active advocate for blood donation in the company.
Murata designs, sells and manufactures electronic components and solutions. The company originated in Japan, and now employs more than 77,000 people worldwide. In Finland, the Martinlaakso office in Vantaa employs more than 1,000 people.
Murata’s operating philosophy takes a stand on society. The company carries out a wide range of socially responsible activities, such as cooperation with the Icehearts, which carry out preventive child welfare work. Murata also employs people with limited work capacity for suitable tasks.
The opportunity to donate blood during working hours is one form of volunteering at Murata.
Device engineer Mari Venho is an active advocate for blood donation at Murata. Under Mari’s leadership, Murata employees will have the opportunity to participate in regular group blood donation sessions, where employees can donate blood together during working hours. Ride-sharing is planned so that shift workers also have the opportunity to participate in some of the four group sessions during the year.
Mari has also been actively involved in organising a donation event in the workplace, which has now become a regular, annual event.
“It’s really great to volunteer. I feel like it’s my duty to volunteer, as I am in a position where I have the opportunity to help others. The time offered by the employer to donate blood is valuable and increases a sense of togetherness. Even though the donation itself doesn’t take long, now I don’t have to think about where to take the time from myself,” Mari says.
“Working together for the common good also increases commitment. It makes us feel like we’re doing some good together here. This is foresight at its best: We can be useful to whomsoever when help is needed,” adds Mari.