The INSEE factory in the Hon Chong area of Kien Luong District, Kien Giang Province, a factory of INSEE Cement Company, has installed 700 meters of water pipelines for residents of Ba Trai and Hon Trem Hamlets, Binh An Commune, as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities aimed at improving the quality of life of households around its factory area.
On May 11, 2021, the company handed over the project to the local residents.
The project has received an enthusiastic response from INSEE’s volunteers who installed the pipelines within just seven days from May 5 to 11. The project will help bring clean and stable water to more than 40 households around the Hon Chong Factory area.
Clean water has always been one of the most challenging issues facing the public for many years. According to the statistics and assessments of the Ministries of Health and Natural Resources and Environment, an average of 9,000 people die each year in Vietnam due to poor water and sanitation, and nearly 200,000 new cases of cancer have been reported partly due to their use of polluted water resources.
Many households in Ba Trai and Hon Trem Hamlets have not had running water for a long time. They are forced to use unhygienic water from rivers and wells for their daily activities.
In addition, they were constantly affected due to environmental impacts such as prolonged droughts or mangroves.
Therefore, INSEE Cement, more specifically, INSEE Hon Chong Factory, launched the project with a desire to provide local residents with a source of clean and stable water.
On the handover day, Andy White, director of INSEE Hon Chong Cement Factory, said with a sustainable development orientation, INSEE has always attached importance to activities that bring value to the society and the community. INSEE is proud to launch the project, contributing to building and supporting the local community, especially in Kien Giang Province, where the INSEE Hon Chong Factory operates.
As a pioneer in building materials production and waste management in the south of Vietnam, INSEE has always set its goals with social development as a guiding factor in its development plans. The firm protects the planet by focusing on minimizing the negative impacts on the environment and, where possible, increasing positive activities in the community.
Over the past few years, INSEE Vietnam has made great strides in the construction of eco-friendly facilities in the local community, attracting all stakeholders to participate in a joint effort to improve the quality of life of locals, especially those living in the vicinity of its factories.
It has continually developed infrastructure for neighboring communities as one of the main ways to realize its social responsibility, including bridges, rural roads, playgrounds, kindergartens, health centers and housing for the poor as well as upgrading school facilities.
In 2020, INSEE invested VND5.4 billion in 48 projects with over 87,000 beneficiaries nationwide.
Particularly in Kien Giang Province, INSEE has executed multiple projects, such as Kien Binh 2 inter-school and the installation of water pipes in Ba Nui Hamlet, part of the “water for saline areas” program, which was jointly carried out with the Tuoi Tre newspaper.
With the brand statement “Build For Life”, INSEE believes that the world will be better if everything people make always contributes to making the world more worthwhile.