May 31, 2017  Tangerang, Jakarta

Sustainability Ambassador School Outreach

Elementary students learn to conserve the environment with Henkel's Sustainability Ambassadors

Creating a better world involves the efforts of everyone, both children and adults. To spread the message of sustainability to young children, employees of Henkel Indonesia’s adhesives plant in Tangerang visited four elementary public schools in Tangerang City, Banten.

About 150 students of SDN Karawaci Baru 1, SDN Karawaci Baru 5, SDN Cibodas 4 and SDN Jatake 5 participated in Henkel Indonesia’s Sustainability School Outreach program, which was launched in Indonesia in 2015. Taught by Henkel’s employees who are certified Sustainability Ambassadors, the third and fourth graders learnt how they can save energy and water in the kitchen, bathroom and living room, through specially-designed teaching materials that emphasize interactive learning and fun.

“We appreciate the way Henkel’s Sustainability Ambassadors teach our children about the responsible use of resources, such as water and electricity, and how to practice the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle at home and in their communities,” said Mrs Hj. Tati Sugiarti, Education Office of Tangerang City, Tuesday, May 31, 2017.

One of Henkel’s corporate values is: We are committed to leadership in sustainability. Globally, Henkel has trained more than 25,000 ambassadors in 79 countries, and has reached over 107,000 schoolchildren in 47 countries, including in Indonesia where the company has one office in Jakarta, and two adhesives plants in Kawasan PIER-Pasuruan and Jatiuwung-Tangerang.

“When it comes to implementing our sustainability strategy, our employees play an important role in the workplace and in society. With the strong support from our employees, we want to continue our cooperation with schools near our sites in Jakarta, Tangerang and Pasuruan. Our goal is to teach young children about sustainable behavior in the home and how each individual can make a difference,” said Lucky Lee, President of Henkel Indonesia.

The schoolchildren of SDN Karawaci Baru 1 and SDN Karawaci Baru 5 participating actively in the coloring activity which teaches them how to conserve water and energy at home.

Henkel Sustainability Ambassadors together with the schoolchildren of SDN Cibodas 4 who are now certified Sustainability Champions.