SABIC donation provides Vietnamese communities with long-term access to safe drinking water

15:05 | 29/10/2021 Events

SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals, has donated VND422 million (US$20,000), towards water filtration systems in 13 schools, ensuring access to safe drinking water for over 7,300 Vietnamese people. This donation supports school communities from the Nghe An Province who have lacked clean drinking water.

The need for better clean water infrastructure is one of Vietnam’s ongoing priorities amidst the scarcity of safe drinking water. Although the country has made rapid progress in improving water supplies, some remote communities still lack access to clean water, contributing towardswater-borne diseases, according to UNICEF. SABIC’s contribution is aligned with the country’s focus on strengthening the management of clean water production, ensuring safe and uninterrupted water supply.

In collaboration with the Vietnam Red Cross, SABIC’s initiative helps to improve overall hygiene and access to clean water for these schools.

sabic donation provides vietnamese communities with long term access to safe drinking water

“Clean water accessibility remains a critical issue, with many still lacking a supply of safe drinking water,” shared Nguyen Luong Hong, Chairman of Vietnam Red Cross, Nghe An Province branch. “Natural disasters further stress communities with limited infrastructure, contributing towards a heightened risk of disease outbreaks and sickness. Water filtration systems are vital in ensuring the safety of drinking water to the locals through the collaboration with SABIC.”

SABIC has had a long-standing commitment in supporting communities in Vietnam, closely aligned with the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in ensuring inclusive education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. Earlier this year, SABIC collaborated with the Saigon Children's Society, with a donation of 40 bicycles to needy children in the Tay Ninh and Dong Nai provinces. These bicycles facilitated access to secondary schools that are situated remotely in towns

Vu Thi Bich Ngoc, General Director of SABIC Viet Nam, said, “All children have the right to education equal opportunities, as well as clean water and basic sanitation. We are delighted to work alongside schools, like-minded non-profit organisations, and communities on programs that have a lasting impact. We will continue to work closely with our customers and communities in the region to drive positive change and help shape a brighter tomorrow.”

Deeply rooted in the Asia Pacific region, SABIC had supported COVID-19 relief efforts since the start of the pandemic, with a focus on providing essential medical supplies and food packages, impacting over 656,750 people across nine countries.

SABIC is a global diversified chemicals company, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It manufactures on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products: chemicals, commodity and high performance plastics, agri-nutrients and metals. SABIC supports its customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end-use applications such as construction, medical devices, packaging, agri-nutrients, electrical and electronics, transportation and clean energy. Production in 2020 was 60.8 million metric tonnes. The company has more than 32,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, SABIC has 9,946 global patent filings, and has significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia.