Over the past several years, we have witnessed our company, Catawba Research (Catawba), transform into a growing and prosperous CRO. We are very fortunate to experience such success, and as a part of our mission throughout this growth has been to establish a company culture unique to Catawba. An integral cornerstone to this company culture is our keen focus on corporate responsibility. We strive to be so much more than a successful CRO, but also leave a legacy as good stewards to the world in which we live.
Here at Catawba, corporate responsibly comes in many forms. One of the initiatives we are proud of is our focus on engaging employees in charity. We give our employees an extra paid time off (PTO) day if they use that day for a charitable cause. This charity is up to each employee, as we realize everyone has different causes they’re passionate about. Thus far, Catawba employees have used this time to help the fight against breast cancer, donate to the local homeless shelter and volunteer at local elementary schools.
Additionally, Catawba makes a generous donation to each charity that our employees volunteer at. We have much to be thankful for in life, Catawba is committed to sharing these blessings with the community around us.
Another important facet of Catawba’s focus on corporate responsibility is grooming the next generation of talented clinical research professionals. Catawba is proud to have recently formed an affiliation with the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). UNCW offers a strong clinical research program, and Catawba is excited to announce we will be taking on interns from that program to get them ‘hands-on’ industry experience.
Additionally, Catawba has developed a unique training program where we hire young, talented individuals and teach them the CRO industry through rotations in various departments. We realize it can be difficult to break into this industry, so we have developed a way to bring in intelligent, hard-working team members and give them all the training they need to start a successful career in clinical research.
The team at Catawba Research is dedicated to being a vanguard of corporate responsibility, and this mindset is a central part of the company’s culture. At the end of the day, there is so much more to business than the bottom line. Our goal is to give back to the community in which we live and leave a great legacy.