Just one week after severe flash floods on October 2, 2022 swept though several neighborhoods in Ky Son District in the north-central province of Nghe An, PetroVietnam Fertilizer and Chemicals Corporation (PVFCCo) sent a team to the affected communes to help ease people’s sufferings. The PVFCCo team, in the spirit of sharing, made donations in kind and in cash worth VND122 million in total to the hardest-hit people in two communes in the district.
The donation is just one quick-handed gesture by PVFCCo, which has over the years gone far and wide with numerous programs to support the community. The company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) footprints are seen in a wide variety of spheres, from relief packages for those suffering from calamities, construction of houses for poor, policy people, and support for education to direct donations to farmers.
Support for tech university
On October 15, 2022, PVFCCo signed an agreement with the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, under which the two sides would cooperate in training, manpower development, and digital transformation. Hoang Trong Dung, board chairman of PVFCCo, noted that the corporation would support the university in developing training facilities, sharing experiences, and offering internships for students from the school.
Dung said that the comprehensive agreement between the corporation and the university also targeted fostering scientific research and technology transfer.
On the occasion, the two sides also inaugurated a laboratory and a chemical technology experiment facility costing VND2 billion donated by PVFCCo to the university. The new facilities will enable scientists to conduct studies on special-use fertilizers and chemical technologies, and promote scientific exchange and technology transfer with the corporation.
Benefiting the underprivileged
One CSR activity that PVFCCo has conducted for long years is its philanthropical program for the poor.
On July 25, PVFCCo donated 500 gifts worth a total VND250 million to mothers and relatives of Vietnamese war martyrs, military heroes, and war invalids in Quang Nam Province’s Nam Phuoc Town. On the same day, the company also handed out VND20 million to a clinic in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province’s Long Dat District taking care of war invalids.
The company also regularly offers donations on a large scale during holidays and festivals to make such festivities warmer and more joyful for the poor.
Last Tet, PVFCCo organized the “Loving Spring – Sharing Tet” program. One emotional event under this program was a function at the Youth Cultural House in HCMC on January 16 to offer 315 gifts worth VND1 million each to children from poverty-stricken families and those orphaned by Covid-19. VND50 million of this amount came from contributions by the corporation’s employees.
Throughout the “Loving Spring – Sharing Tet” program that wrapped up on January 25, the corporation donated over 17,000 gifts worth VND10 billion in total – in kind and in cash – benefiting poor people. The program was organized at as many as 134 venues in 43 provinces and cities across the country to ensure that the gifts reached out to the underprivileged far and wide.
As a manufacturer of fertilizers, PVFCCo’s primary customers are farmers, as a matter of course. Therefore, the corporation has also attended to farmers with regular promotional programs and gifts. The corporation has recently organized what it called “Dam Phu My – accompanying and sharing” program to offer gifts to farmers.
Under the program, between June 1 and July 15, farmers when buying a 50-kilo bag of urea fertilizer were given a bottle of Tuong An cooking oil. In this program, the fertilizer manufacturer handed out up to two million bottles of cooking oil worth a total VND30 billion.
A senior executive of PVFCCo said that in 2021, when the pandemic wreaked havoc on the economy and impoverished many people, the corporation conducted many social programs benefiting the poor nationwide, with over VND70 billion in donations.
The spirit of sharing, in fact, has been part of the corporation’s corporate culture over the past 18 years since its inception. PVFCCo has so far spent over VND1,000 billion on its social and charity programs, including construction of tens of thousands of houses for the poor, medical and educational facilities, and relief aid for those affected by natural disasters and the pandemic among others.
Such generosity is well imprinted in its philosophy.
A glimpse at the corporation’s portal clarifies this philosophy: In the Vision and Mission section on the portal, it is stated that the corporation will also re-create PVFCCo Culture to match the new core values of Pioneering, Creative, Professionalism, Efficiency, and Sharing.