L’Oréal Vietnam supports the needy in HCM City's Cần Giờ District

June 21, 2019 - 09:40

L’Oréal Vietnam on June 20 organised its Citizen Day to support needy people in Thạnh An island Commune in HCM City’s Cần Giờ District.

More than 200 high-ranking officers and staff of L’Oréal Vietnam joined its Citizen Day activities on June 20 to support the needy who live in Thạnh An Island Commune in HCM City’s Cần Giờ District. Photo courtesy of the organiser

HCM CITY – L’Oréal Vietnam on June 20 organised activities for its Citizen Day to support the needy who live in Thạnh An Island Commune in HCM City’s Cần Giờ District.

More than 200 high-ranking officers and staff from the company joined the event to help local authorities achieve the target of turning the commune into a green and eco-island destination.

"This initiative demonstrates each year the outstanding commitment and solidarity of our employees with local communities and the world around us,” said Valery Gaucherand, country managing director of L’Oréal Vietnam. "Citizen Day is at the core of our corporate culture and a source of shared pride.”

As part of the activity, the company and volunteers gave instructions to 400 students about recycling and the classification of garbage, and set up 10 recycling bins around the island.

The company and its partner, Thạnh An Border Guard Station, also launched a mobile training beauty centre, offering jobs to 30 poor women.

A vocational training programme called "L’Oréal Beauty for a Better Life" provided free training for hairstyles for young people on the island.

The job training programme, established in Việt Nam in 2009, has helped more than 2,500 people in 35 provinces nationwide.

L’Oréal Vietnam created Citizen Day in 2010 with the aim of pursuing the goal of sustainable development within communities.

The annual volunteering day has enabled employees from nearly 65 countries to offer more than one million volunteer hours to hundreds of non-profit organisations and their beneficiaries.

In Việt Nam, hundreds of employees have dedicated thousands of working hours each year to plant 5,000 trees to protect the Cần Giờ Mangrove Forest in Cần Giờ District.

They have built three renewed schools and three playgrounds for students in Bến Tre and Bình Phước Provinces, new houses for three needy families in Hậu Giang Province, and 20 study corners for poor students in Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu Province.   – VNS