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Química Sintética employees donate more than 580 afternoon snacks to Red Cross for Alcalá children at risk of social exclusion

18 / 12 / 2015

The employees of the Química Sintética plant have donated 585 afternoon snacks to Red Cross-Corredor del Henares for children at risk of social exclusion in Alcalá, the result of a humanitarian campaign thought up by one of its employees.

The event at which the donation was handed over, held last Wednesday at the Chemo Group plant facilities in Alcalá de Henares, was attended by the vice-president of the Spanish Red Cross-Corredor del Henares, Juan José Sánchez, the Química Sintética manager, Jesús de Gregorio, and some of the plant’s professionals, including Rodrigo Moreno, the employee who suggested this humanitarian project through one of the company’s platforms for innovative ideas.

The project, which lasted a year, consisted of separating the metal closures of the containers of the raw materials used in the plant’s productive process and sending them to a metal waste recycling facility. The money earned through sorting the closures was set aside by the Company for Red Cross.

A symbol of gratitude to Alcalá de Henares

This collection of metal closures was supplemented by a campaign entitled “How many smiles can you buy with what is in your purse?”, with which employees have made personal contributions to complete the donation.

It is not the first time that Química Sintética has collaborated with Red Cross-Corredor de Henares.

The vice-present of the Spanish Red Cross-Corredor de Henares, Juan José Sánchez, highlighted that “this initiative supports Red Cross activities in favour of childhood and providing support for socially vulnerable members of society. We thank the Chemo employees for these initiatives, which have a positive impact on the most needy families”.

The plant manager, Jesús de Gregorio, also highlighted that “we have worked closely with Red Cross for several years; it is an organisation that we respect because of the immense social work that it does in the region. As an active and socioeconomic driver in Alcalá, we are proud to see how the personal initiative of one of our employees has been supported by our entire workforce, transforming part of our daily activities into smiles”.

In this respect, he underlined that “with this project, our employees share their gratitude for working in Alcalá with the population, helping to continue to create responsible employment. This is why we decided that the best way was to help children at risk of social exclusion, as they are the most vulnerable members of society in times of crisis”.