Since 2007 Alcochem has made Financial commitments to projects which are connected to the areas or markets in which Alcochem is active.
Alcochem has set up a few basic rules in which these commitments find their practical execution;
- Projects are set up in co-operation with the partners in the subjected area, where a common contribution should secure the involvement and dedication from both sides. Projects are linked to People (labour conditions) and Planet (environmental conditions)
- A protocol with all our production parties is signed in which no child labour is accepted in any way. This protocol will be controlled and monitored by our own local staff.
- Apart from the nature of the projects mentioned above we dedicate a part of our budget to support programs that are connected to the well-being of children (our future generations).
Links to a number of these projects directly supported by Alcochem;
- Choice in Cambodia: https://choice-cambodia.org
- Children’s house in Poland
- Siepomaga foundation in Poland: https://www.siepomaga.pl/
- Orphanage in Vietnam – HCMC sanitary buildings: The orphanage is self-saving and has all necessary facilities, including the sponsored sanitary buildings. Alcochem has completed this project.
Emergency aid Nigeria
Nigeria is torn apart by a conflict between the government and the Boko Haram terror group. The war has claimed the lives of thousands of civilians. Both parties to the conflict are guilty of gross human rights violations.
Children are a deliberate target for Boko Haram. They are forced to fight as child soldiers or to commit suicide bombings. In addition, many girls are victims of sexual exploitation.
Millions of people are on the run. Most of them are housed in the same region, which is already considered one of the poorest in the world. Some of the refugees have camped in and around Lagos. “Camp” is a very big word, where there is room they sit on the ground; without shelter, extra clothing, food or drinks.
The 2020 Covid crisis has affected all of our lives, but not all people had the luxury to stay safely at home.
Alcochem will contribute with a donation to help the refugees and beside open up a dialogue with her local partner to offer structural support by our Alcochem Responsibility Program.
We recently started a new project with our partner in Nigeria. Together with Rotimax Cleaning Multiservices we want to realize a waterhole in an area where there is a serious water shortage; Akure in Ondo state. With this social charity program, we trust that we can give something back to society that will change lives.
Since December 2019 Alcochem added a new charity program for people in medical need. This charity program is helping people in Poland to collect money for necessary expensive surgery or medicines. The foundation is focused mainly on children. Each month we donate directy to the charity goal we want to support.
Choice in Cambodia
Choice constructed a new water storage unit for safe water deliveries to squatter villages, which is sponsored by Alcochem.
Squatter villages are huts, build on the roadside. Some people who live there have never regained a property since the civil war. Some, mainly women and children, have been deserted or kicked out of the family home. Some have lost their homes through selling homes for medical procedures, banks repossessing their homes or gambling debts. Some are newly marrieds or people that cannot afford a home or rent. Some lost their job and cannot pay the rent.
The bore water in the squatter villages is contaminated with Arsenic, a natural toxin picked up by the river source from the Himalayas. A poison that kills after a number of years of consumption. As the people of the squatter villages are illegally residing on Government land, they cannot provide water tanks or pipe in water. The only option is the delivery. With the help of Alcochem, Choice has been able to provide safe drinking water since about 2012.
At the moment of this update they are in lockdown in Cambodia due to the Corona virus. However Choice is still delivering the water. The squatter villagers need the safe water as much now as ever. The deliveries cover the needs of water for about 2.000 people. The water is used for drinking and cooking food.
There are two 3000L tanks connected to the safe town water supply. They use a pressure pump to get this into the 1000L tank in their truck. The truck is normally used for student transport as well, but now in lockdown it’s water deliveries only. They go through 40,000L to 50,000L of water each month. Each of the 4 Village households (see map) gets about 50L each week.
On the website of Choice you can find some videos of the Village and the work of Choice. www.choice-cambodia.org/blog/photos-videos/videos