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Recycling program raises funds for children’s hospital

Press release   •   Apr 04, 2013 09:00 UTC

Chr. Hansen Argentina in local initiative supporting main Latin American hospital for the diagnostics and treatment of complex child diseases.

A large scale Argentinian recycling program supports the “Foundation Hospital de Pediatría Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan”. The program focuses on recycling paper and plastic cups, transforming waste material into new products thereby raising funds for the hospital.

Chr. Hansen Argentina has been part of the program for the past four years and now expands its efforts to include recycling of old keys as well, supporting a new initiative from the hospital foundation.

“Each piece of paper saved is a love gesture”
“We have placed container boxes at strategic places in the office, close to printers, copiers and common areas inviting colleagues to donate the paper or plastic cups instead of throwing them to the garbage,” says Laura B. Heller, Marketing Analyst, Chr. Hansen Argentina.

“As the hospital says, each piece of paper or plastic cup we save is a love gesture. Only recently we went to the annual meeting at the hospital and after seeing for ourselves the rough reality that these kids face without losing their spirit, our will to keep on participating in this program is stronger than ever!”

Dr. Matera, President of the Garrahan Hospital Foundation, comments: “Thanks to the community’s participation, the recycling program contributes to the foundation’s mission: encourage all aspects of development of the hospital. Besides the social and economic benefit the program also has an environmentally responsible edge which helps raise awareness about protecting the earth.”

Strategic CSR projects in focus
Henriette Oellgaard, Senior CSR Manager, fully backs any local initiative that links into Chr. Hansen’s overall Corporate Social Responsibility profile.

“We are always in favor of community projects that can make a difference where they are taking place. On an overall level Chr. Hansen focuses on strategic CSR projects which support the development of our business. We seek to engage in partnerships with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders aiming at increasing yields, improving nutritional value, optimizing logistics and meeting consumers' expectations for safe, healthy products,” she points out.

Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The products include cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors, and all solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments. Revenue in the 2013/14 financial year was EUR 756 million. The company holds a leading market position in all its divisions: Cultures & Enzymes, Health & Nutrition and Natural Colors. It has more than 2,500 dedicated employees in over 30 countries and main production facilities in Denmark, France, USA and Germany. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen.

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