SCG accompanying communities to overcome coronavirus emergency

08:00 | 27/04/2020
In light of active operation in many localities across Vietnam, SCG Group along with its member companies have engaged in numerous initiatives to support the community in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
scg accompanying communities to overcome coronavirus emergency

Over the past few months, the crisis has posed challenges to socio-economic development in many cities and provinces. While society is fast-tracking efforts, businesses are also active in their corporate social responsibility programmes in response. Among them, SCG and its member companies have led several meaningful initiatives to assist the communities where they operate.

Specifically, they have made several donations from cash and medical equipment to food, in order to meet the pressing demand of localities, thereby making a significant contribution in the coronavirus struggle.

Binh Minh Plastics JSC has contributed VND1 billion ($43,450) to the Ho Chi Minh City Fatherland Front Committee through the Community Entrepreneurs Fund. The company also donated 500 BX5 sprayers with a filling capacity of five litres for disinfectant pumps to various units under Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health.

Meanwhile, SCG Vietnam has offered medical masks, disinfectant, and food for healthcare workers at Health Center District 3.

The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre is facing both the coronavirus pandemic and heavy saline intrusion. Binh Minh Plastics has granted 50 disinfectant sprayers to the provincial Center for Rural Water and Environmental Sanitation, facilitating the province to overcome challenges posed by both threats.

scg accompanying communities to overcome coronavirus emergency
A representative of Long Son Petrochemicals Co., Ltd. donated both money and medical equipment for Long Son commune and Ba Ria-Vung Tau province

The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau is home to SCG’s Long Son petrochemicals complex. Thus, Long Son Petrochemicals Co., Ltd. has made a contribution of VND500 million ($21,700) to the provincial Fatherland Front Committee as well as sending 2,000 face masks, dry hand sanitiser, and thermometers to local agencies and health centres.

In addition, the company is not only supporting the procedure of cleaning the health clinic in Long Son commune for two weeks, but is also providing medical equipment for healthcare workers there.

Another member company, Vinakraft, has presented face masks and hand sanitiser to 44 disadvantaged households in Hoa Loi commune, Binh Duong province, which has received a warm response from the local people. This will go towards helping such households protect the health and safety of themselves and others during the pandemic.

Meanwhile, TPC Vina Plastic and Chemical Corporation has made VND200 million ($8,700) in donations to Dong Nai Fatherland Front Committee.

scg accompanying communities to overcome coronavirus emergency
A representative of SCG Cement - Building Materials handed over a donation to Quang Binh Fatherland Front Committee

In the central region, SCG Cement - Building Materials contributed VND600 million ($26,000) to Quang Binh Fatherland Front Committee, Quang Tri Hospital, and Danang’s anti-pandemic fund.

scg accompanying communities to overcome coronavirus emergency
A representative of Prime Group under SCG donated cash to Vinh Phuc Fatherland Front Committee

In the north, subsidiaries under SCG have quickly raised funds to support the local communities against coronavirus. Prime Group has spent VND150 million ($6,500) on 3,000 litres of dry hand sanitiser and handwashing sinks for its staff and some schools in Vinh Phuc where the factory operates.

Binh Minh Plastics has also donated two tonnes of rice to Hung Yen, while AP Packaging has granted cash and medical equipment to COVID-19 anti-pandemic committees and centres in both Hanoi and Hai Duong.

These efforts reaffirm the group’s commitment to its mission of “Passion for Better”, to improve the livelihood of the local people and community in Vietnam as well as other countries across Southeast Asia.

By Thanh Van

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