2010-08-25

LANXESS to provide EUR 100,000 of emergency aid for flood victims in Pakistan

LANXESS AG is donating EUR 100,000 to the German children’s charity Kindernothilfe e.V. to provide emergency aid for victims of the flood disaster in Pakistan. Employees of the specialty chemicals group have also initiated fund-raising campaigns at numerous sites throughout the world. The Group will match the total amount of money raised by employees worldwide over the coming weeks. The money collected in Germany will go to Kindernothilfe e.V.


According to the United Nations, millions of people are affected by the floods in Pakistan, many of them children. Kindernothilfe e.V. and its partner organizations are providing emergency relief in the disaster areas in northwest Pakistan and report that they were able to supply thousands of people with urgently needed drinking water, food, hygiene kits and tents within the first few weeks.


At other LANXESS sites, including those in Belgium and Singapore, employees have established partnerships with national aid organizations to help people in the crisis-hit area.


Sustainability at LANXESS


Corporate responsibility is closely integrated into the objectives of LANXESS. As a global specialty chemicals group LANXESS is involved in harmonizing economic, ecological and social needs and shaping the future of the chemical industry sustainable. The focus is currently on three areas of activity – climate protection, water and education. LANXESS has declared 2010 to be “Year of Water”, aiming to draw attention to the importance of the increasingly scarce resource. More information at www.responsibility.lanxess.com


LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 5.06 billion in 2009 and currently around 14,400 employees in 23 countries. The company is represented at 42 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals.

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