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2011-04-26

LANXESS observes Earth Day in India

  • Children taken to Nehru Science Center in Mumbai
  • Employees enthused to participate in the knowledge sharing process on chemistry

LANXESS, a global specialty chemicals company observed the Earth Day through various initiatives in India.

An educational programme was arranged for the students of the organization Save The Children India (STCI), whom LANXESS has supported in the past as well. Around 50 students from Standard 5th, 6th and 7th from the study centres of STCI were accompanied to the Nehru Science Centre situated in Worli, Mumbai on April 19, 2011. This visit aimed at exposing the children to various laws of science in a fun and interactive manner outside of the classroom. The visit included three different shows and a tour around the science center.

Additionally, to enhance awareness amongst employees, a quiz was hosted on the LANXESS India intranet. The quiz questions were on water – its availability, the constituent components, various natural processes related to water, the chemistry of water etc. The winners were awarded a Brita water purifier, which uses LANXESS technology to purify water.

To further initiate an engaging conversation on saving earth through innovation in chemistry, a topic was introduced on the LANXESS India blog. The blog topics included alternatives for plastic bags and reducing environmental footprint due to use of cars. This received very good response both from employees and visitors outside of LANXESS. The visitors opined on matters related to pollution, conservation and efforts required to save the environment.

On this occasion, Mr. Harshal Makasare, Head of Corporate Communications, LANXESS India Private Limited said, “We have always extended support to education for children through our various corporate social responsibility programmes. This one was of particular relevance as it showcases the importance of chemistry in our daily lives to young children. I am also happy about the response we received from employees and external stakeholders on the issues related to the environment through our blog and intranet. We would conduct more programmes later this year around our celebration of International year of Chemistry.

LANXESS is also celebrating the international year of chemistry (IYC) in 2011, an UNESCO led initiative through various programmes worldwide.

 

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LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.1 billion in 2010 and currently around 14,850 employees in 24 countries. The company is represented at 45 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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