The Brunel Foundation
Brunellers Femke Dijkstra and Maritska Aarts saw there was a need within Brunel to do good and give back. They founded the Brunel Foundation in 2012, allowing Brunel colleagues to volunteer their time or donate to programs and initiatives with a corporate social responsibility focus.
The Brunel Foundation has the mission to positively impact People and our Planet by helping create a better future for professionals and a better planet for future professionals. To enable this goal, The Brunel Foundation supports the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) by helping future, young and senior professionals with autism increase their job opportunities. The Brunel Foundation also helps increase environmental consciousness and sustainability by raising awareness for clean seas and Brunel's own CO2 footprint.
The Brunel Foundation is managed by Femke Dijkstra and Maritska Aarts with headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. They are full time members of the foundation and coordinate all global related CSR activities. In the regional offices, Brunel encourages our co-workers to start CSR activities and become part of the Foundation community. Our core values are: collaboration, use each other strengths and inspiring one another.
The Brunel Foundation is an independent, global entity separate from the Brunel business unit and does not operate towards commercial goals.
Global Partnership with Specialisterne
Brunel Foundation and the Specialisterne Foundation established a joint global partnership to collaborate on the inclusion of autistic and neurodiverse people in the labour market. Specialisterne Foundation and Brunel will use their own unique expertise and knowledge to promote the advantages of autism in the workforce and include this group of untapped talented people in the workplace.