Caring for communities in Asia pacific south
Sustainable development and corporate responsibility are vital for the future viability of Evonik, we believe in building a trustful relationship with our neighbors in the region and therefore we are involved in many local assistance projects and initiatives.
Support children’s education in Malaysia
Children’s welfare and education are always a part of Evonik’s corporate focus. As one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, Evonik often engages schools to inspire children’s interest in science. In 2015, Evonik brought a fun chemistry class to a non-profit organization in Johor Bahru which provides shelter, education, care and protection to children with challenging backgrounds. The children were given the opportunity to learn about science by through fun experiments.
PAYROLL GIVING PROGRAM
Evonik in India has partnered with a non-profit organization - GiveIndia to establish a Payroll Giving Program, where Evonik India associates commit a sum of their choice as monthly donation. The sum is then matched by Evonik in India, to make a sizeable, sustainable contribution to the cause, year after year. And based on key focus areas, Evonik selects Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in India working in the core areas of focus to receive monetary support.
Beautifying beaches in Thailand
Usually beaches in Thailand are cleaned up by the local government or service crews hired by the hotel chains, however the beaches in the town of Map Ta Phut have always been isolated as they are far from the tourist crowds. Being a good neighbor with one production site in town, Evonik employees in Map Ta Phut carry trash bags and scour the beaches annually to maintain the beauty and cleanliness of these beaches.
Building houses in Vietnam
Although Vietnam in South East Asia has been experiencing a remarkable economic upswing for more than a decade, its infrastructure and living conditions are still incomparable to other neighboring countries. The inhabitants of the economically underdeveloped districts, such as Tan Lac region from northern Vietnam, has always been seeking for external support. As helping out is a point of honor for Evonik, employees from Evonik traveled to this remote mountainous region, rolled up their sleeves to drag stones, used shovels and bricklayers’ trowels to build houses for families.