White Martins Green and White Program
White Martins’ Green and White program assists students who study at public schools located near the company’s facilities in South America. It is an offshoot of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, which the city of Rio de Janeiro hosted in 1992. Following the conference, White Martins joined the Responsible Action Program of the Brazilian Association of Chemical Companies (Abiquim) and created the Green and White Program. The main goal of the program is to encourage and sustain environmental awareness in students and teachers through guided tours of company facilities and local areas of environmental interest. These groups also visit White Martins’ industrial facilities, where they learn about the company’s Environmental Management System.
Thailand Flood Disaster Relief
In the wake of disastrous flooding in communities throughout Thailand in October 2011, The National Council on Social Welfare of Thailand under Royal Patronage (United Way of Thailand) launched an immediate relief program to support flood victims in the country. United Way's International Donor Advised Giving (IDAG) Program and its partners in this effort, Praxair Foundation, General Motors Foundation and OMNOVA Solutions, all provided IDAG gifts to assist communities in need of this critical assistance. With the generous help of these IDAG corporate and foundation partners, United Way of Thailand distributed relief bags containing canned food, medicine, blankets, drinking water and daily living necessities for more than 2,050 families in nine districts and provinces both in Bangkok and outside the capital city.
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