Jul 25, 2014  Jakarta / Indonesien

Social outreach

Henkel Indonesia contributes to local communities

Blood donation drive and activities at orphanage are among the social activities lined up in conjunction with Henkel Indonesia’s 40th anniversary celebration.

Employees of Henkel Indonesia have been strong advocates of giving back to the community, and have been involved in several social projects over the years. This year, in conjunction with its 40th Anniversary, Henkel Indonesia has lined up a series of outreach activities.

On 18 June, employees from Jakarta gathered to donate blood for ‘World Blood Donor Day’. The country’s blood banks need 4.8 million units of blood bags yearly, and only 2.5 million is currently being fulfilled. In order to help improve the situation, Henkel Indonesia took the initiative to organise the collection event with Red Cross Indonesia. Of the 80 eligible donors, 69% were first timers who were encouraged and educated on the importance of such an action.

Then on 5 July, the team visited the Mizan Amanah orphanage to take part in a unique break-fasting for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. They surprised the children with a magic show, a special care package for each child, and then broke the fast together. Each care package consisted of a book, a school bag, and a stationery kit.

“As a company with 40 years of heritage in Indonesia, Henkel is committed to improving the well-being of the local communities in the areas where we are present,” said Nancy Rhee, Operational Controller for Adhesive Technologies in Indonesia.

Children of the Mizan Amanah orphanage entertained by magic show presentation brought by the Henkel Indonesia team.

The Henkel Indonesia team with children from the Mizan Amanah Orphanage.

Indonesian employees lined up on beds during the blood donation drive.