H.C. Starck Solutions is a truly international company with a global footprint. That comes with ethical responsibilities, and our facilities often look to engage with their local communities in meaningful ways. It is part of our core environmental, social, and governance (ESG) values whereby we hope to cultivate a brighter future for the world we share. Nowhere is this more important than fostering opportunities for children in need.
Our Taiwan office has had a long-standing relationship with Reindeer, part of the Taoyuan Landi foundation. The Reindeer initiative provides a safe and caring environment for children who need support beyond their primary family unit. Whether through abandonment, abuse, or violence, all of these children need support to ensure a brighter future for themselves. Reindeer facilitates this by carrying out social work and child placement services designed to enrich the lives of children through social work, education, mental health support, dietary assistance, and more.
A key area of their activities is the heart warming Independence Training Café, where children are encouraged to take part in the Reindeer Coffee Bean Workshop. Reindeer invites members of the public to attend and help children practice their skills in a real-world setting. This gives them the chance to engage with customers and hear sincere encouragement face-to-face. All proceeds go straight back into the institution.
The Taiwan team has purchased drip bag coffee products through the Reindeer Coffee Bean Workshop for a while now, and they are proud to support the initiative which may help teach children the social and professional skills they need to one day stand on their own two feet. Recently, the team visited their local Reindeer charity centre as part of an in-depth team-building exercise where they learned how they could be doing more. In the charity’s own words:
‘The only way that Reindeer can give back to society is to put out all the stops to cultivate children diligently…There are many difficulties that children need to go through by themselves. As an old saying goes, “Teaching a man how to fish is better than giving him a fish”.’
The H.C. Starck Taiwan team have since joined the Reindeer volunteer program and hope to contribute more in the coming years. If you would like to hear more about our core ESG values, why not contact a member of the H.C. Starck Solutions team today?