Lafarge Egypt supports in repairing 460 ventilator devices in public hospitals

13.05.2020

Lafarge Egypt supports in repairing 460 ventilator devices in public hospitals and providing 2000 food boxes to support the daily workers of the informal sectors in Qalyubia Governorate

In collaboration with Egyptian Cure and Food Banks

 

Solomon Baumgartner Aviles: “In this difficult time, our first and foremost priority remains the health and safety of our employees, customers, service partners and the communities which we are part of.”

 

Solomon Baumgartner Aviles: “Lafarge Egypt launched an initiative hand in hand with the Egyptian Food Bank to support the daily workers of the informal sectors in Qalyubia Governorate by providing 2000 food boxes. In cooperation with the Egyptian Cure Bank, Lafarge Egypt contributed in the maintenance initiative of repairing 460 ventilator devices in public hospitals.”

 

Wednesday 13 May 2020: Creating social value through prominent philanthropic activities, Lafarge Egypt, a member of Lafarge Holcim Group, joined forces with Egyptian Food Bank & Egyptian Cure Bank to launch 2 CSR initiatives subsidizing irregular daily workers, and enhancing medical services provided to Coronavirus patients in Egypt.

 

Mr. Solomon Baumgartner Aviles, CEO of Lafarge Egypt reiterates: “In this unsettling time, our first and foremost priority remains the health and safety of our employees, customers, service partners and the communities we form a part of. We want to ensure that we are complying with all government directives to help stop the spread of the virus, ease the suffering and bring about an end to it as quickly as possible. Our responsibility and sustainability approach uses our presence and resources in Egypt to provide solutions toward addressing social, environmental and stakeholder challenges, with one clear goal: to create shared value with society.” Aviles added: “Within this framework, Lafarge Egypt launched two corporate social responsibility programs. The first with the Egyptian Cure Bank, where Lafarge Egypt contributed in supporting irregular daily workers of the informal sectors by providing 2000 food boxes for temporary worker’s families in Qalyubia Governorate. The second with the Egyptian Cure Bank, meeting the increasing demand on medical ventilators in the light of global shortage by the reckon, maintenance & modernization of 460 ventilator devices in public hospitals.”

 

The President of the Food Banking Regional Network & the CEO of the Egyptian Cure Bank, Dr. Moez El Shohdi, declared: “At the Egyptian Food Bank & throughout the past decade, we are accustomed to Lafarge Egypt’s unceasing humanitarian contribution. It all started in 2010, when a strategic partnership strongly bonded both entities collaborating to extend a helping hand to the underprivileged students with proper nutritional diets, where Lafarge has generously shipped in to support a school feeding program launched then. Today, we are leveraging on what we’ve started long ago by supporting irregular daily workers through the Egyptian Food Bank, while greatly contributing in repairing medical ventilators in the State’s hospitals through the Egyptian Cure Bank. Looking forward to the future, we pledge further collaboration to subsidize the financially embarrassed classes in Egypt, diligently investing in their well-being and welfare.”

 

Formerly, Lafarge Egypt contributed in (School Nutrition Box) initiative aiming at providing high nutritional meals to underprivileged students. With an immense sense of belonging, Lafarge Egypt – as a leading entity with CSR activities along with its employees’ donated a whole working day wage – proudly participated in the (School Nutrition Box) to back up underprivileged communities in Egypt.

 

Lafarge Egypt, a member of LafargeHolcim, is a key player in the construction materials industry. With its plant located in Sokhna, the company provides products and solutions that are essential in creating the structures that shape our landscape today. Powered by more than 2000 employees, and through its established business in cement, concrete and bags manufacturing, Lafarge Egypt is committed to providing sustainable building materials to meet the needs of its customers, whether it be individual home builders, large construction companies, architects or local artisans.