OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP THE COMMUNITY
International NGOs and multi-national companies were the original driving forces behind the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Vietnam. Awareness in this initiative has blossomed making it one of the hottest topics in Vietnam’s business world.
At EHG we take our responsibility to help the community and support worthwhile causes seriously through CSR and community-oriented projects. Over the past 20 years EHG has been changing many lives by employing individuals from hospitality training centers such as KOTO, Hoa Sua and REACH. These organizations train seriously disadvantaged youth in the hospitality and service industries allowing them to realize their dreams. Meanwhile, in addition to environmental initiatives, EHG’s teams and individuals run a program of various community development projects and activities.
While giving blood is becoming more popular in Vietnam a concerted push for more donors is constantly needed. 14 June 2019 was World Blood Donor Day. On this day 12 of Hanoi’s La Spa team gave blood at the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion in Hanoi’s Cau Giay district. A week later, eight La Spa staff in Hoi An also gave blood. In total La Spa donated 5.5lts of blood and will continue doing so once every three months.
Nelson Mandela stated: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Vietnam’s literacy rate is well over 90% but facilities in the poorer mountainous areas are severely disadvantaged. Both the Hanoi and Hoi An teams are also focusing on educational projects. Hanoi staff and partners raised 245m VND to go towards funding the construction of two new classrooms, a restroom and playground for a satellite school in Son La, north west Vietnam. In September the Hoi An staff have a special charity day when they will visit a school of the Gié-Triêng ethnic group in the mountainous area of Phuoc Loc, Phuoc Son, Quang Nam. The team are donating stationary, notebooks, reading books, toiletries, blankets and so on.
These are just a few examples of what EHG is doing to continue to change the lives of many.