09 June 2020
Infineum, a specialty chemicals company, whose purpose is to create a sustainable future through innovative chemistry, announces $690,000 donated to charities all over the world, by employees and the organisation during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In response to the negative impact of Covid-19, Infineum launched an initiative to match the amount of employee donations and give the equivalent figure to three global charities; Doctors Without Borders, Direct Relief, Action Against Hunger.
Trevor Russell, Infineum CEO:
This altruism reflects the generosity and thoughtfulness of Infineum employees all around the world. Despite some difficult personal circumstances, employees gave an incredible $345,000 to charities during this pandemic to support those who have been severely impacted. This sustainable giving makes me feel incredibly proud and humbled and I am delighted that Infineum is matching this figure and supporting global charities through a very difficult time.
Colleagues donated to a huge variety of charities ranging from hospitals and key workers, through to vulnerable people or animals. In this video a few colleagues share where and who they donated to:
Covid-19 charity initiative
In addition to this, Infineum has supported the countries in which it operates in many other ways. In Germany this included providing hundreds of litres of isopropanol to the local fire department, to help them to blend their own disinfectants for hands and surfaces, as well as masks and goggles to local care institutions and meals for homeless in Cologne. In China hundreds of masks were given to original equipment manufacturers in Wuhan and hygiene care packs were bought for children as they returned to school. In Italy three ventilators were purchased for the local hospital and masks and protective suits were donated. In addition, hundreds of masks and thousands of pairs of gloves were given to care homes in the UK.
Every charity in the world has been impacted by Covid-19. Many are having to deliver additional services, to those who really need help, with fewer volunteers and staff members, at a time when fundraising activities have been cancelled. By working together with employees, Infineum is proud to have supported 556 charities in many different countries, to help them through this crisis.
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