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DKSH Thailand drives sustainability projects to support local communities November 01, 2019


			
				DKSH Thailand drives sustainability projects to support local communities

DKSH Thailand supported two local sustainability projects in 2019 by collecting recyclable aluminum for prosthetics to give amputees a new lease of life as well as compiling old calendars for donations to the blind.

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DKSH Thailand drives sustainability projects to support local communities

DKSH Thailand supported two local sustainability projects in 2019 by collecting recyclable aluminum for prosthetics to give amputees a new lease of life as well as compiling old calendars for donations to the blind.

Bangkok, Thailand, November 1, 2019 – In line with the intensified commitment towards sustainability, DKSH Thailand has successfully initiated two new projects in 2019. As part of the first project, DKSH encouraged its employees to collect recyclable aluminum, which is a core material in the creation of more affordable prosthetics. The collected material was donated to the Prostheses Foundation of Thailand to give amputees a new lease of life. For the collection, boxes were made available in all DKSH Fantree buildings and since beginning of the year, employees have collected more than 90 kilograms of recyclable aluminum from beverage cans, can loops, drinking water loops, drink caps as well as aluminum scraps.

 

In a second project, DKSH collected old desk calendars across its four major distribution centers in Bangna, Bangpa-In, Sripetch and Inthanon. The calendars are recycled to make Braille cards and books for blind students in Bangkok and in the provinces. In the course of 2019, DKSH staff has collected and donated more than 30 cartons of old desk calendars to the Foundation for the blind in Thailand under the Royal Patronage of H.M. the Queen’s volunteer in the Nonthaburi province.

 

Thanwadee Yothinparithad, Director of Occupational Health, Safety and Environment and General Building Administration, DKSH Thailand, said: “We are delighted that we can support local communities by collecting recyclable aluminum for the Prostheses Foundation and old calendars for the Foundation for the blind in Thailand. As our employees are committed to make a positive impact on people’s lives, we will continue to drive sustainability projects in the years to come”.