Henkel Volunteers Support CSR-Projects for Renovation and Building Around the Globe
DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / February 3, 2023 / Corporate Citizenship is a key element of Henkel´s sustainability strategy. To help people leading a better life, the company has set itself the goal to improve the lives of 30 million people …
DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / February 3, 2023 / Corporate Citizenship is a key element of Henkel´s sustainability strategy. To help people leading a better life, the company has set itself the goal to improve the lives of 30 million people worldwide*. This commitment among others is based on the volunteering engagement of its employees including dedicated housing and renovation projects. UN-Habitat estimates that by 2030 about 3 billion people will need access to adequate housing**. This corresponds to about 40 per cent of the world's population and a demand for 96,000 new affordable and accessible housing units every day.
To further drive social progress and to support families and kids in need by dedicated construction activities Henkel's Adhesive Technologies business for Craftsmen, Construction and Professional has initiated the Corporate Social Responsibility program ‘Welcome Home'. Under this program, each year Henkel employees from all over the world can volunteer for several new building or renovation projects in collaboration with renowned NGOs. In 2022, employees from all over the world volunteered in seven construction or renovation projects to improve the living conditions locally.
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Key objective of ‘Welcome Home' is to enhance the livelihood of people by renovating and building homes, schools or playgrounds. The initiative offers volunteers the opportunity to help on a personal level and to engage in team building activities. Henkel supports the ‘Welcome Home' volunteering activities with product donations from its broad portfolio of products for construction and renovation under well-known brands such as Ceresit or Pattex. Since the program start in 2016, ‘employees altogether have spent more than 900 volunteering days and have realized more than 20 projects in 13 different countries.
"We are convinced that volunteering is the lifeblood of social commitment and that the impact of personal engagement can really make a difference", explained Mark Dorn, Corporate Senior Vice President Craftsmen, Construction & Professional at Henkel Adhesive Technologies. "With our ‘Welcome Home' initiative we aim to drive social progress by offering our employees the opportunity to volunteer in tangible construction projects that immediately help families and kids around the globe. Especially after the limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic the last years we are very proud about the great outcome and achievements in 2022."