Corporate Social Responsibility & the Novum Foundation
Novum Energy is deeply committed to corporate social responsibility and strives to create a positive and lasting impact in the communities where we operate. We believe in supporting vulnerable individuals and leveraging our resources to drive positive change. To achieve this mission, we have established various initiatives, including cultural, recreational, and philanthropic programs that benefit local communities. Additionally, we foster a culture of giving among our employees, encouraging them to engage in meaningful philanthropic work that extends beyond our daily business operations.
The Novum Foundation
As we continue to expand our global footprint, we recognize the importance of formalizing our approach to charitable activities and contributions. With this goal in mind, we have brought in an industry expert within the not-for-profit sector to lead our social and charitable responsibilities, leading to the establishment of the Novum Foundation. This foundation operates independently and receives a fixed proportion of our company's profits to support charitable initiatives in the communities where we operate worldwide.
We are proud to share that within its initial months of operation, the Novum Foundation has already made a significant impact by supporting several nonprofit organizations in the United States, Mexico, and Argentina. These organizations include:
Elijah's Retreat: The Novum Foundation has generously funded the construction of a net-zero cabin at Elijah's Retreat, a sanctuary for families with children facing autism. This sustainable cabin will accommodate an additional 80 families each year, maximizing the retreat's capacity and serving as a model for future environmentally friendly developments. Our support enables the retreat to offer respite and support to more families, creating a nurturing environment for those affected by autism.
Multipolar: Through our partnership with Fundación Multipolar, Novum aims to fund and develop the "Centro de Formación para el Empleo" program in Buenos Aires City, benefitting 100 homeless individuals. This project aims to create a scalable methodology for future implementation in other locations while directly improving the lives of program participants. The collaboration supports program funding, research, data analysis, and the training of a new professional team, potentially leading to global implementation and contributing to ending homelessness.
Mensajeros de la Paz: The Novum Foundation's support empowers the Colibríes project by Mensajeros de la Paz, benefiting 25 children from diverse backgrounds in Buenos Aires City and Province. The project enhances infrastructure, implements therapeutic programs, provides educational resources, and ensures access to healthcare services. By safeguarding their rights, nurturing their development, and maintaining family bonds, the project promotes education, healthcare, vocational development, and community integration, protecting the children's dignity and preventing prolonged institutional stays.
Sumando Manos: Novum Foundation's partnership with Sumando Manos empowers four communities through an apiculture project, enabling them to produce sufficient honey for consumption. Ongoing funding ensures the seasonal renewal of beehives, supporting the communities' journey toward self-sustainability. By fostering independence and reducing reliance on external assistance, the project creates opportunities for economic growth and autonomy.
Fundación John Langdon Down: Through the Novum Foundation's grant, Fundación John Langdon Down can provide educational, medical, and psychological care to 65 children and youth with Down syndrome from low-income families. The project establishes a comprehensive educational space that focuses on their physical, intellectual, and social development. Classes and activities stimulate their growth, while psychological support and medical care ensure their overall well-being. This project enhances the lives of these individuals and their families, supporting their optimal development and providing a brighter future.
Ojos Que Sienten: The Novum Foundation supports the "Training for the Social Inclusion of Individuals with Visual Disabilities 2023" project by Ojos Que Sienten. This initiative empowers 44 individuals with visual disabilities through sensory photography training and personal development sessions. The grant covers specialized materials, instructors, and public activities, promoting artistic expression, inclusion, and equal opportunities. Through evaluation and public showcases, the project aims to foster an inclusive society that values the skills and contributions of individuals with visual disabilities.
In addition to the Novum Foundation's efforts, Novum Energy continues to support exceptional organizations through corporate philanthropy. These organizations include:
● Houston Museum of Natural Science: Novum proudly partners with the Houston Museum of Natural Science in their mission to preserve and advance the general knowledge of natural science while maintaining and promoting a top-class museum. As a co-sponsor of the new exhibit, "Sharks! The Meg, The Monsters & The Myths," we actively engage our community in science education.
● Mission Squash: Novum's support empowers students from under-served communities in Houston, USA, through intensive, year-round academic, wellness, and enrichment programs. Our collaboration with Mission Squash includes programming on academic intervention, high school access, college matriculation, and college persistence. To date, 100% of Mission Squash's 72 scholars pass their academic classes, 100% apply and are accepted to a four-year college or university, and 100% have matriculated into a post-secondary program.
● Houston Grand Opera: Headquartered in Houston, Novum is a major donor to the Houston Grand Opera, one of the country's premier opera houses located in the second largest theater district in the United States. In addition to general support, Novum has underwritten the production of the Mariachi opera, "El Pasado Nunca Se Termina," helping to bring diverse voices to the opera world.
● Autism Speaks: Novum actively participates in Autism Speaks fundraising events and sponsors the annual Autism Speaks Run to raise awareness for autism and support scientific research into autism spectrum disorders.
● ReelAbilities: Novum supports ReelAbilities, Houston's free festival dedicated to presenting films, art exhibitions, performances, and speakers that celebrate the lives, stories, and talents of people with disabilities. Our partnership enriches Houston's culture, diversity, and inclusion efforts.
● Project Niger: Novum supports Project Niger, a Spain-based NGO that builds schools and infrastructure in rural Niger while promoting communication between schools in Spain and Niger. This vital infrastructure development in rural Niger aims to address the educational needs of underserved communities, creating safe and conducive learning environments for children who previously lacked access to quality education. By investing in schools and infrastructure, we are empowering future generations and helping to break the cycle of poverty. Additionally, initiative encourages pupils to discover new cultures and fosters a sense of global understanding.
Our Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
Novum Energy's commitment to corporate social responsibility and responsible initiatives is unwavering. We are dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we operate and look forward to continuing our efforts for many years to come.
Houston Museum of Natural Science: Since 1909, the mission of the Houston...
Houston Museum of Natural Science: Since 1909, the mission of the Houston...